Apple CEO Tim Cook: AirPods are a runaway success



Apple CEO Tim Cook told reporters on the NYSE floor in New York today, that Apple had a great holiday. We will find out how great of a holiday it was for Apple once the tech titan releases its fiscal first quarter earnings in the third week of January. Cook did say that the Apple AirPods were a "runaway success." The wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones were launched on December 19th after a two-month delay. An official reason for the two-month wait was never released.

At $159, the AirPods are going out the door as fast as Apple can make them, and Cook says that the company is making them as fast as it can. Powered by Apple's W1 chip, the AirPods have sensors that determine when the earpieces are in you ear (perhaps it detects wax?). Background noise is eliminated through the use of beamforming microphones.

One tap is all that is needed to pair the AirPods with your Apple device, and a double tap will connect you to Siri. The aforementioned W1 chip has a small appetite for power, so you will get up to five hours of usage from a single charge. And the charging case holds enough power to get you through a 24-hour period.

Because Apple removed the 3.5mm earphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it has millions and millions of potential buyers for the AirPods. Supply and demand remain out of balance. Orders placed today are expected to go out in six weeks.

By the way, our AirPods review is hot off the press. Grab it here (better don some gloves) by clicking on this link.

source: @CNBC via MobileSyrup

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56 Comments

1. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

They are fantastic. Not perfect, but a great start.

2. Unordinary unregistered

I love them!! Just got some. They don't even fall out during judo rolls and takedowns! I was even banging the back of my head (while laying down) against the mats to see if they'd budge.. No luck, lol.

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Banging your head repeatedly eh, guess that explains the quality of your comments.

25. Xboxsucks69

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

As Tim Cook ever say anything apple failed?

46. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it's wallstreet job to say that

26. aegislash

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

As a known Apple troll, nobody would expect you to think otherwise

43. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Plus 1 for the truth!

52. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Depends on your ears. Not all ears are created equal, that's why so many options exist for headphones.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3090; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"Because Apple removed the 3.5mm earphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it has millions and millions of potential buyers for the AirPods". No I don't think so especially for that price.

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

key word is potential.

16. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL they sold all 10 thousand they sent to stores. You noticed they are not saying how many they shipped or sold. Just like with the i7/+ because they want you to think they sold more then they did. JMO of course

36. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Oh my god.. your genius brain... wow! (Ignorant bitch) LOL

38. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wtf is your deal fam? Did someone stick hot lead up your shaft this morning?

50. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I'm not quite sure what your comment is meant to say, I'm saying the key word is "potential" there is absolutely no guarantee that those millions will translate to millions of airpod sales? It seems like we are agreeing there?

4. Foxgabanna

Posts: 576; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Surprising the air pods are legit. I just threw my galaxy S7 Edge on the sidewalk and am currently driving to the Apple Store to pick up a new iPhone 7 plus and some airpods. The lag on the androids are ridiculous and if I'm ever paying 789.99 for a Intel celeron phone you got me f***ed up.

7. willywanta

Posts: 497; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Your s7 edge lag? You used it wrong then.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man stop lying lol.

14. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If he isn't lying he is one dumb azz. Anyone that would do that is pretty stupid.

18. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Wrong. He is both stupid, and lying. Look: ' I just threw my galaxy S7 Edge on the sidewalk '...and iBlah-blah Dumb iguys always hunt for dumb guys, to lure them into the fold. To feel many and strong.

21. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

You are so upset about the injustice that Samsung has been dealt, yet you do nothing about it. You are a total coward.

24. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Should I care about Samsung or whatever brand, or how much they earn, or have lost ? LOL! Pathetic fanatic loser. Only thing I care, is the best tech product. Whoever makes it.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It lags, so he throws it against the sidewalk, is currently headed to the Apple Store, just in time to post on this article lol. mmmmmhmmmmm.... So far his 3 likes are from c(rap) t(otally) dog, cnour, and plasticsh

29. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3090; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You called fam?

28. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

You're totally topic-less.

5. airoid

Posts: 126; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

Now fanbois praise "Wireless", can not use while its charging smh typical

9. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

That is typical because that's how all wireless headphones work

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6452; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You missed his sarcasm. He was praising the simplicity, reliability and practicality that wired headphones offered. Removing the headphone jack was a solution to a problem that existed only for apple...not the consumers. Let's hope these things don't start blowing up in people's ears.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it is not. I have Samsung Gear Circle. I can use them while i charge them. I have a new set of BOSE wireless over the ear headphones that are both Bluetooth and also have a headphone jack, I can use them while chargeing. I have wireless BOSE earbuds which I can charge and use at the same time. Th3 o my headphones you ca t charge and use at the same time, are the o as that can o my be charged in a casw. Last time I checked, these kind are much newer to the market. What are you smoking bruh!?

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Feom hilarious "perhaps it detects wax?" :)

12. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I personally do not see the advantage of having "truly wireless" buds over the traditionally interconnected ones... And these in particular seem to have many inconveniences Media playback through Siri is the biggest deal breaker for me. Not being able to temporarily hang them around my neck is the second issue The price is more than what I've paid for Bluetooth headphones, I'm not an audiophile and if I were, these pair wouldn't even justify the price.

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