Appleís Airpods were announced alongside the iPhone 7 back in September and offer a new and easier solution to pairing Bluetooth headphones. Prototypes were demoed to the press, and thatís about it. There is still no work from Apple as to when the $160 earpods will become available to the masses.
According to the Wall Street Journal , someone who is familiar with whatís going on with these things said that Apple needs to overcome a few obstacles before the product can go to market. Normally, a pair of Bluetooth headphones transmits signal to one earbud and that signal is then transferred to the next.
Apple has said AirPod earpieces each receive independent signals from an iPhone, Mac or other Apple device. But Apple must ensure that both earpieces receive audio at the same time to avoid distortion, the person familiar with their development said.
The Airpods need to receive one stream per Earpod from an Apple device, whether itís an iPad, iPhone, or Macintosh computer. The difficulty is making sure the Airpods are perfectly syncíd so they donít sound distorted or uneven. Likewise, the company has to figure out a solution for what would happen if customers lost a single Airpod or if one of the batteries were completely discharged. Would music keep playing on one side would both pods required to listen to music?
Whatís going on? It's not like apple to rush a product before ironing out all the kinks.
I am praying that these stupid (IMO) things prove so difficult for apple to product that they rethink thier strategy around the removal of the headphone jack. ...Wishful thinking i know
as they dont exist at the moment . battery life is a myth transmission system is a myth the pods themself are a myth as u cant buy them
Beats is an option, again, it doesn't change what i said before. And they still have cables and don't have the functionality or simplicity that the Airpods are supposed to offer. But who said i'm buying these? I'm just commenting on a failed dec...