Tag Archives: AirPods

Apple patent: Earbuds with biometric features and noise cancellation

It seems like most people who own AirPods (myself included) are overwhelmingly happy with them. The sound quality might be subpar but all of the innovative convenience features make up for it and justify the price. However, Apple has today been granted three patents from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that could take AirPods on to the next…

Analyst sheds more light about Apple’s underpricing strategy on Apple Watch and AirPods

Recently, Above Avalon’s Neil Cybart wrote an article entitled “The Curious State of Apple Product Pricing”. In the article, the analyst talked about Apple’s underpricing strategy as a way of encouraging more people to explore their options with Apple’s products. This is what the company has done with its newly lowered prices on both the Apple Watch and…

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…