Is this the most hard-to-get Apple product of all times?
by Victor Hristov / Apr 10, 2017, 8:29 AM
When Apple launched the original iPhone, people were initially a bit wary about this new technology. In fact, Apple itself was not completely sure how much it was going to sell, setting a first-year goal of 10 million units. It was only further in time, when more and more people got to actually try this new type of a smartphone that the demand started surging. The iPod was also a similar story.
iPhone 7 or 7 Plus right away.In fact, if you look at the history of Apple, it has had quite a few hit products, but somehow the company has habitually been able to catch up with often overwhelming demand in a matter of just a couple of months. In the past few years, it usually takes Apple around three months to catch up with demand for its new iPhones after it launches them in late September, and these days, you can get an
However, it's now been nearly 4 months since the (delayed) launch of Apple's AirPods and getting them is still a challenge on its own.
4 months after their launch, you still need to wait 6 weeks for Apple's AirPods
In fact, if you go right now and try to order a pair of the futuristic cordless AirPods, you are not only paying $160 for the privilege, but you are also signing up for an excruciating, 6-week waiting time for the AirPods to ship. A 6-week shipping time for an Apple product that has been launched some 4 months ago is clearly out of the norm. It's clear that there is something special going on with the AirPods. The two obvious reasons for the delayed shipping are clearly either overwhelming, unexpectedly huge demand, or some challenges with the manufacturing of the tiny, white, tooth-brush shaped earbuds. But given Apple's mastery of the supply line with much more demanded gadgets like the iPhone, more and more people are starting to wonder whether it is not manufacturing difficulties that keep on slowing down the production of AirPods.
In fact, we had already noticed the strange shipping delay two months ago and since then the situation has not improved by a single inch.
The $160 AirPods undercut the competition in terms of both pricing and features. The outstanding 5-hour battery life, the addition 24 hours coming with the tiny floss-like case, the ease of use and setup, the solid connection, the automatic pause functionality when you take an AirPod out of your ear, and so much more make these 'truly wireless' earbuds special. We just hope Apple learns to make more of them faster. It's not just us who want them, it seems that the whole world is put on a 6-week wait.
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"The $160 AirPods undercut the competition in terms of both pricing and features." Just mention battery life. Don't include pricing and other features in that sentence or the next passage.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 8:37 AM 15
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Exactly, there are cheaper alternatives and other Wireless ear buds with better features.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 9:12 AM 9
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The only advantage the Airpods have over iconX are the battery life. Where as iconX have: - Built in storage for stand alone use - Health monitors - different size wings and rubber tips - better sound quality
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 9:53 AM 10
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It's a known fact that Apple people would buy almost anything that Apple makes. Just look at that expensive $300 Apple picture book. They had a hard time making enough of those stupid books. The Airpods are proof of that, if anything. This is just more hype and propaganda that Apple likes to release. Besides that, there ARE ears buds that offer a lot more features and functionality over Apple's Airpods. Not to mention some with better pricing. The icon X do offer more features and functionality. That is a fact. You can install music directly on the icon X earbuds, plus they have health tracking capabilities. They can track your heart rate, step count, and more. The Airpods have none of that. The other area is looks, and Apple's Airpods look like dam white earings. If I was a girl, I might wear them, but since I am a man. I wouldn't be caught dead wear Apple's Airhead earings.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 10:26 AM 3
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LOL, seriously? Is that what you've understood? EPIC!!!!!!!! It is not due to the reason that there is so much demand for it, it is just due to the fact that they are manufacturing each item on order - with in 6 weeks, they get considerable number of orders to manufacture a batch of them, even if they wont, they'll have to manufacture how much ever they receive. Surely man, you made my day, LOL.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 12:09 PM 2
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Besides the actual topic, I don't know where they hired Victor from, but he is by far the worst writer iPA has. "Is this the most hard-to-get Apple product of all times?" The f' is "this" supposed to be. It's like one of those dumb ads that try to lure you in with vague BS titles and a thumbnail of a half naked sexy chick (which in Victor's case is Tim Cook). Aside from that, the rest of his articles are just badly written comparison and usually for the purpose of trying to get the iPhone to appear better than it is. Half of them are probably about the iPhone portrait mode and how it is better than other implementations (but overall still garbage).
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 10:53 AM 4
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They are designed to be used while running/jogging/biking/working out. Which the average person doesn't do any physical activities beyond that point. Sure battery life should've been improved but that's where a successor will come in, since outside of Battery life iconX are incredible piece of tech
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 11:50 AM 3
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First of all, the battery of the Icon X lasts only 1 hour!! While the AirPods last 5 hours. This makes the Icon X a really bad product to buy. Secondly, they don't sound "way" better as you say, they sound better but with small difference, and the Airpods are louder.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 5:18 PM 1
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I don't get how $160 AirPod is undercutting anyone. Only thing it has over the comp is the ability sync connection across all iDevices and that's about it. Sound quality is mediocre, looks stupid with the extension hanging out of the year, and it's one size fits all. There are other issues such as 5 hour battery life!!! When was the last time anyone has said 5 hour battery is good thing on wireless earbuds
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 12:32 PM 5
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They can't meet the demand because they are dependent on the manufacturer who manufacture their product aside from the fact that Airpods are just experimental because it was the first time that apple ditched the headphone jack on the Iphone 7/7 plus but included an option for adaptor. If the adaptor for headphone jack is not an option they will surely ask manufacturers to produce more Airpods.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 8:41 AM 0
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Why should we get an Airpods that unrepairable and non-recycle?
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 9:17 AM 0
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What features does the Airpod have PA? I dont know of any. It has Siri and good battery-life. The Icon X have noise cancelling, extra ends of different sizes to support multiple ear sizes, has S-health sync so you can rin, jog or bike with them and sync the data later. They have there own storage to put your music one or you cvan BT connect them to ANY phone. SO they work with a phoen or standalone./ The AirPods dont have such features and the Icon X are only 149. So what features or price do they undercut? The stupid ignorant writers here are just as stupid and ignorant as their fanboy clan who comes here. All are filled with no facts, no argument and are about as tech smart as a doorknob. AirPod Features: Designed by Apple Automatically on, automatically connected One-tap setup for all your Apple devices(1) Quick access to Siri with a double-tap More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case(3) Charges quickly in the case Rich, high-quality audio and voice Seamless switching between devices Icon X Features: http://www.samsung.com/global/
The iCOn X have Auto-pause. Are protected against water. Work with any phone, have 2 mics per bud. Are well hidden in yoru ear. Fits way more ears, has up to 4 hours of usage, charge in 90mins, and more.
The Icon X are ever water resistant, the AirPods are not.
Skipping to the next track is a quick touch away. On the Airpod to skip to the next track, you have to go through Siri, or pull out your phone and do it. That's lame!
Article written by Victor H. The Apple loving poor excuse of a writer.
Tim Cook must be your bedmate!
There is no excuse with the internet to not be familiar with other products, that you openly lie about them.
What a douchebag!
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 9:19 AM 4
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The Airpods are water resistant, and it has been proved by EverythingApplePro on YouTube. Just that Apple doesn't provide any official rating for them, like they didn't with the iPhone 6S. And even the Airpods charging case is water resistant.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 10:46 AM 3
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You need to research the AirPods better. They also have auto pause the moment you take them out of your ear. They use accelerometers and sensors to determine when they are in your ears. They are water resistant, and I imagine you can change tracks without using siri or your phone, but i have not used them yet. A lot of reviews I've seen are positive. You simply hate anything Apple and everyone here knows this, and you promote samsung as if they are your god. Icon X have poor battery life, yet cost 149.00 which is 10 bucks cheaper, big whoop. Id rather pay the 10 bucks and be able to use the earphones longer.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 2:37 PM 1
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I believe they only do when you order. It is insane after 4 months still need to wait 6 weeks. Because of this waiting, I no longer interesting with it anymore especially after test out my friend unit. The sound is ok but didn't meet my requirement. It is hmmmm ok.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 12:48 PM 0
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