At 150 $ i can buy Jbl Under Armour Sport Wireless in ear headpones or Jbl Everest 700
DaniD, 16 Dec 2016I wonder what Steve Jobs would have to say about this! :-)It came with blessing from Donald Trump after yesterday's meeting lol
Apple and their prices will never be Earthly, it seems. Though even on half their price one can get a great quality headset, either earphones or over-head pair.
Apple don't force anybody to buy the Airpods? So they removed the 3.5mm jack because....? With Apples recent acquisition of Beats it was obvious that sooner or later you would be paying for headphones. Also I'm afraid many Apple lovers have everything Apple and so would blindly buy the Airpods!
Look around and see how many people use those horrible inferior headphones that come with IPhone 6S and before.
As for Samsung well I have to say I didn't even know they made headphones. At the moment I have a 3.5mm jack which regardless of what phone I have, Means I can buy a decent set of Earbuds not made buy Apple or Samsung!
Myself personally will always prefer wired over Bluetooth or wireless as it's better sound quality.
I just think apple fans are in a cult, because there is no other explanation.
Ok, lets consider that averagely an iphone cost $700 with a 3.5mm jack and the normal accessories in the box. but with falling sales apple strategist come out with a way to compensate for that by removing the 3.5mm jack.
The intended effect is $700 for the iphone 7 without a 3.5mm jack, $160 for the airpods, $60 minimum for lose of one airpod or airpod charger within 1year, unknown amount for replacement of batteries when they giveup. that is $700+$160+$60= $920 within one yr
ADDED to this strategy is the cost of the new colour jet black plus unknown costs for airpods. Honestly tell me that apple fans are not in a cult because most of them will buy these airpods or third party ones.
mir, 16 Dec 2016Samsung has their own similar wireless headphones that are just as easy to lose and are actual... moreif we look at prices and product management... then samsung had super cool phone called Note 7 and they re-called after it gone wrong, i'v seen posts about explodi g iPhones, but never seen re-call post, so let's be honest, Apple does not care for their customera, it's one more way to make money
Hahahahahahahaha Im crying with tears in my eyes looking at those prices lol...
if airpods have issues and sound quality is poor, Apple will blame you are listening to the wrong music
This are of so much worst design that almost 90 percent people will loose one or both earpods in their first outside use. So this is for home use only. And for this type of policy if you loose it just forget it.
OMG! 160$ for airpod no thanks i can buy a phone for that price and congratulation iphone users you just got another reason to spend more on your iphone.
always an Apple fan but this AirPods are just pure cr@p, not only that they are too loose as a wireless earpiece but also too expensive for such and item