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IN Science & Technology ON 08 Sep, 2016
The Apple's annual September keynote event, 2016 has been really exciting, with loads of major new things announced, new awesome camera features, an app starring Mario, the elimination of headphone jack from the iPhone 7. Now you might be wondering where you are going to connect your earbuds. Well, Apple introduced AirPods, it's new wireless earbuds.
Don't get too excited about them. They may seem cool but Apple's last announcement about the AirPods is an awful idea.
You lose track of your earbuds at least once per day. Two tiny pieces of marbles that can be carelessly lost. They are quite handy, so it's quite probable that you keep them anywhere and end up finding them like for hours. Although they come with a teeny tiny cute case but, it has the same issue. So, all in all, you might be dealing with a nightmare of taking care of three pieces.
AirPods can switch sources to recognize the device you are using. It's one of the major selling points. When you will use both iPhone and Apple watch together it's going to fuck up. LOL! just kidding, no one uses or ever will use an Apple watch.
$160? The current earbuds cost about around $10 because they are cheap and disposable. AirPods are something you are going to break or lose immediately, paying 16 times the price does not sound appealing at all.
Apple claims the battery life of the AirPods to be of 5 hours. But it's going to be a bit less. While your current earbuds have an infinite battery life, you are going to be screwed using your AirPods if you are traveling let's say on a long journey by flight.
The reality is we are not good at taking care of our possessions and that's why we have a phone case for our phone. If you are going to use AirPods, they are likely to fall out of your ears all the time and there are chances that they may fall on something gross. And guess what Apple is not designing any protective case for the AirPods.
Current earbuds are not at all cool, they look silly. But the AirPods look way stupider than the current earbuds. Give some thought to it, you will realize that they look exactly like Ben Stiller's earcum from There's Something About Mary.
They just wanted to use the prefix 'Air'. But instead of naming it something stupid like 'Air Buds', they brought back all the coolness with the term 'Pod'. Hence 'AirPods'.
Well, that's what Apple says. Despite loads of drawbacks, they are cool and worth a try. But trying may cost you like freaking $160. If you are a die-hard Apple fan, nobody can stop you. Don't give a damn! And for those who are still in love with the earbuds, stick with them, they are cool!