Apple airpods are the new marketing jargons. Apple somehow always stays the topic of every discussion, be it positive or negative. The latest news is that Apple might remove the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in the upcoming iPhone 7. Though, this might seem to be a bad step since the earphones (earpods) were the only Apple product compatible with other devices, the company has decided to replace the earpods with the new Apple airpods.
Apple is striving well after the acquisition of Beats Inc. with 10 million paid users within a year of existence and now, as a step to improve their merchandise, they are working on wireless earphones called the Apple airpods. Wireless earphones are nothing new to us since we were just introduced to the Bragi Dash earphones in CES 2016, which was held last week. We can expect the Apple airpods to be quite similar in function and the only difference being that they are” Apple exclusive”.
Working of Apple Airpods
Apple airpods are expected to be completely wire-free. So, there will be a need for 2 audio chips, to be placed inside each airpod. Then comes the other obstacle, charging. The Apple airpods might come with a charging case just like the Bragi Dash earphones. The tagline “Think Different” doesn’t actually hold true for Apple anymore.
These Apple airpods should be capable of providing a battery life of 3-4 hours on playback to be classified under VLM (value for money) because it’s already quite sure that these earphones will be sold separately.
So, what will happen to Apple’s standard earpods? Apple might pack in ear pods with the lightning cable jack instead of the universally used 3.5mm earphone jack or provide an adapter. Since Apple has not come up the final design of the iPhone 7 yet, there is a good chance the company might replace the Home button and the lightning cable port with 3D gestures and USB-C respectively. Rumors are that the company is trying to make the upcoming smartphone slimmer and more waterproof.
Meanwhile, many Apple fans are requesting the company not to remove the standard headphone jack, since it has many other uses and well… it is quite an icon.