"which usually perfects " - Yeah, tell that to all 4s users who had to live with no Wi-Fi.
dladz, 20 Dec 2016The best thing that ALL OEM's can do is to avoid removing the 3.5mm jacks, you know that piece... moreLenovo/Motorola already did the loss of 3.5mm jack on Android, before Apple. (See: Moto Z).
As for these, the whole issue would be fine...if they weren't going to charge $60 per lost item, it would be fine if the airpods weren't charged as a premium accessory, it would be fine if they didn't go the route of Beats and put cheap hardware in a rush, then sell it at said premiums. It would be fine if replacements weren't the only option here, when the device in question is coming from a company that claims to make quality products, and have stellar service.
Losing or damaging the device (especially losing these little things), should be a known problem with consumers, it happens, but to charge a premium for replacements, and lock out repair is completely and solely against consumers...it does nothing to benefit the consumer and in very little way actually innovates the market.
Not a surprise that Apple's product is made as poorly as possible, it's exactly what I expected it to be.
It isn't meant to be repaired so don't talk like it's something special gsmarena
So Apple, who were quick to welcome anyone disenchanted by the Note 7 debacle, did the same thing they themselves knew what Samsung did to rush a product release.
I saw that train coming from miles away.
The best thing that ALL OEM's can do is to avoid removing the 3.5mm jacks, you know that piece of hardware which has been round for decades which millions, if not billions of pieces of hardware have incorporated into their devices, the tried and tested standard of audiophiles.
Why on earth would anyone copy this crap?
HTC, Sammy, LG, Sony and Google, stand alone on this one and watch Apple take a hit.
Surely in this day and age, anyone buying an iPhone must look at themselves in the mirror and realise that they're being stung, the truth is just too obvious now.
Long live android, so long as they don't follow Apples locked down mentality.
AnonD-491313, 20 Dec 2016This isnt directly to Apple, but as a whole, do you sloth brained people, would ever aquire a ... moreApple fan trying so hard defending their airpods by blaming all of the earphones out there. Headphones definitely can be repair. Most earphones can be repair. iFixit.com have all the review of earphones and headphones, and all of them can be repair. This airpods must be the rarest earphones ever to score 0/10 repairability.
Bragi headphones are bette than these in sound quality and cost only $150
Apple fans still be happy that iFixit gave 0 and not negative. Lolz!!
Wonder why Apple wanted to play with 70$ of anyone's hard earned money? Or people want them to?
granted, i don't think you could have normal headphones or headsets repaired anyway, so much less something that small. apple probably didn't think their customers would actually have these repaired and would be content with chucking them into the trash bin once the batteries reach EOL.
AnonD-491313, 20 Dec 2016This isnt directly to Apple, but as a whole, do you sloth brained people, would ever aquire a ... moreis not about fixing them, it was determined that microcontrollers inside the charging case appears to be made under very low quality standards, apple rushed the release and end up making something that you may have to replace very often, for that money i don't think that's right.
Expensive and the sound quality isn't fit for its price. And now, totally hard to repair? wtf.
This isnt directly to Apple, but as a whole, do you sloth brained people, would ever aquire a pair of headphones, earphones, etc to disassemble them and even be able to put them back on together, as they were originally? Also, repairability isnt sound quality, which im not saying these earphones have even good sound quality, but i tought that since more than half of the commenters here, have some sort of intelligence degenerative disease, heres a comment.