Tag Archives: AirPods

AirPods firmware silently updated from 3.3.1 to 3.5.1

Apple has silently updated the AirPods firmware from 3.3.1 to 3.5.1 earlier today. The AirPods automatically update its firmware when its inside the AirPods Case, charging, and is connected to a nearby iOS device. The new firmware doesn’t seem to have any user-facing features. When the update takes place, there’s no on-screen alert or notification,…

‘BlackPods’ will make your existing AirPods black

A new product called “BlackPods” will make your existing white AirPods turn black. Ever since it’s launched, we’ve heard numerous times that customers simply want a black version of the AirPods. To take it a step further, BlackPods will match the color of your iPhone whether it’s Black, Jet Black, or even Space Gray. It uses a three-phase coating…

Review: An AirPods review from an audiophile’s perspective

AirPods. It’s something that I’ve been talking about on the Apple Core podcast for some time. When they originally came out I expressed that I didn’t care for them whatsoever. Several months later, and several delays later the hype got to me. Something clicked. I’m not sure what it was but here I am, right? I am now writing a review for the AirPods,…

Report: AirPods manufacturing to ramp up to meet strong demand

A report from the Economic Daily Times (via Digitimes) says that Apple’s AirPods manufacturer, Inventec, will be ramping up and expanding production in order to meet the higher demand. The report noted that Inventec has recently started expanding capacity at its Shanghai plants in order to satisfy increasing demand for the earphones and the plants are…

Hands-on: First impression with AirPods

AirPods are finally here. And while I was a bit frustrated with the initial launch of them. (The initial promise, delay, and the setback for anyone who wasn’t up at 6AM pacific.) While mine weren’t set to ship until January 12, I headed to my local Apple Store, in 30 degree, raining weather, at around 8:15AM this morning and was able to get my hands…