Apple working on wireless Bluetooth earbuds called "AirPods"?

Apple working on wireless Bluetooth earbuds called
According to a report published today, Apple will offer Bluetooth powered wireless earbuds called AirPods. We first mentioned this name to you back in January when we passed along a rumor about Apple's plan to market such a product. At the time, the rumor called for the AirPods to be released alongside the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

The rumor resurfaced today with a report stating that the AirPods will use Bluetooth to connect to a device. If launched this year, AirPods would be especially timely in light of a major change reportedly being made to the iPhone. We refer, of course, to Apple's apparent decision to remove the 3.5mm earphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Without the 3.5mm port on the phone, iPhone users will have to rely on new EarPods with a Lightning connector on bottom, an adapter that converts a 3.5mm male plug to a Lightning connector, or a wireless Bluetooth device like the AirPod. Today's rumor says that the AirPod will charge wirelessly, and there won't be any wires between the left and right earpiece.

Even though this September would appear to be the perfect time to launch such a product, there is no word on whether the AirPods will be available this year.

source: AppleInsider

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85 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30494; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Include them in the box, and have them ready for 9-23-16.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

not gonna happens... lol but why care? their earbud's sound quality always terrible after all :-/

3. EC112987

Posts: 1207; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

You love trolling smh

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So the fact Apple headphones sound terrible as has been stated by many, is now somehow trolling. Samsung headphones don't sound all that goo either. But they are of better quality. Even the charging cable of the Galaxy is thicker and a heavier grade vs Apple easy to shred with a fingernail cable. You cant troll with facts. You can say whatever bad things you want about Samsung phones or any phone, as long as its true. But if you make up some BS, or its something that is subjective, then that would be trolling.

42. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Samsung better quality than Apple, are you drunk? Please keep it up with your stupid comments. This proves for the world what is an Android lover. Android lover= someone who does not have money to buy Apple devices.

46. Papa_Ji

Posts: 758; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Get your head out of your a$$ dude... To face the reality.

49. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

While I also hate that troll, I also completely disagree with what you said, saying android lovers are people who cannot afford apple devices is as true as apple lovers are social climbers.

50. tedkord

Posts: 16975; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not drunk, realistic. Samsung flagship phones have been higher quality than Apple since the Note 4, on a build basis.

76. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Since Note 3/S5

51. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Hey, welcome back 2012! You do realize that thems poor people have iPhones now to right? I mean seriously, the iPhone is only the toy of rich? And what other fallacies are you clinging on to? Are women impressed by your big shiny iPhone? When you pull it out do velvet ropes part? Don't worry, puberty will come soon.

59. sissy246

Posts: 6831; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Are you living in a cave. A lot of android phones including Samsung cost just as much as icrap and you get way more for your money.

75. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So that's your argument? Is that really the best you can do? Dude I rock the Galaxy Not 5, it cost the same as the iPhone 6S Plus 16GB. Yet my phone came with 64GB. I actually don't like Android. I prefer IOS. The only reason I don't use it as my daily driver, is because there are several features I must have, that the iPhone simply doesn't allow. I must be able to transfer any file type over BT when I travel. I must have USB Storage capability without using some convoluted WiFi file transferring method I must have an OPEN File System. Everything else I get with that is simply a bonus! A bonus you will never have on iOS or ever get. The reason I like the Galaxy S/Note has nothing to do wth Android. I hate operating systems in general. They are all app launchers or are required to run the hardware. So since I hate them all equally, I choose which one simply works for what I need. Which means at any time I can use anyone and be equally as happy. Once it was Palm OS, then Windows Mobile, Blackberry OS, even iOS and now its Android. I didn't leave iOS because I wanted too. I was forced out by Apple greed and stupidity. But if your only argument is I can't afford an iPhone? But you know what you're right, I can't afford "a" iPhone. With this hhtps://flic.kr/p/KdhrEL I can afford more than just one. Oh and it has a $50K limit and I pay it in full every month. I bet you cant afford to do that. See I don't have to brag or lie. I know what I can afford. You have no idea what I can afford. I can swipe the cost f your whole care if you own one on this card and pay it off in 30 days. Can you? NOPE! Dumbass!

65. EC112987

Posts: 1207; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The article is about potential airbuds..he's making a negative comment to stir things up...hence the troll comment.

77. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I didn't make a troll comment. The posted above me stated the Appel earbuds sound terrible. Which they do. But I stated that All of Apple's headphones sound terrible, but that Samsung's did too. They sound quality of $6.00 is terrible no matter which OEM buys them from China. But the cable of the headphones for Samsung and their charging cable is of thicker and better quality. The iPhone cables are so thin you can cut them with a fingernail.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30494; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes he does, and techie loves to suck up to the anti Apple faithful.

11. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Lol ibend did you just say apple warlords are terrible? Might as well get some skill candies then.

12. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

earpods*

35. Podrick

Posts: 1280; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Warlords hahahaha! Best typo ever!

68. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

A typo that wasn't suppose to be lol

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30494; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wish you'd go away.

19. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

To who tho

43. phonearenarocks

Posts: 602; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Aaaaand, they I am not going to say that apple has copied Samsung Gear IconX with Airpods. Apple innovates after all!

4. EC112987

Posts: 1207; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I'm hoping for the same, apple wouldn't realease a phone without a headphone jack and not have a valid alternative

5. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I thought there was a lightning plug at the headset end?? i saw on a topic on here maybe things changed... Interesting!!! That would be a first from Apple that no one has yet!!

6. EC112987

Posts: 1207; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Everyone expects the lightning headphones..I'm hoping it's Bluetooth lol

62. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Ya Bluetooth would be better, maybe the new rumor I read on c net or something maybe water resistance??and ditching the headset plug, I'm not 100% apple but won't but until they format iOS but they are hinting my interest in them

23. tedkord

Posts: 16975; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If you're talking about the first to include them free with a phone, maybe. But wireless BT earbuds have been out for some time. Here are some that Samsung is already selling http://www.droid-life.com/2016/07/15/gear-iconx-availability/ There are others, even smaller.

64. EC112987

Posts: 1207; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I own a few pairs of Bluetooth headsets, I meant included with the phone :)

67. tedkord

Posts: 16975; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's not likely they'll be included with the phone. The cheapest ones like these around are in the $60 range. Apple is the least likely vendor to bundle an accessory that expensive with the phone.

70. tedkord

Posts: 16975; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not headsets, actual wireless buds, not connected to each other, like in this report.

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