Weren’t we supposed to be listening to music on our new AirPods by now?
Apple has officially postponed the launch of its truly wireless earbuds from late October to who knows when. One Chinese supplier estimates that we won’t be rocking out with our AirPods until January 2017, which definitely screws with our holiday wish list.
Despite the delay, you should still hold off if you’re looking for a new pair of wireless earbuds. In this week’s episode of The iPhone Show, Oscar concludes that the forthcoming AirPods are definitely worth the wait. Thanks to a brand-new W1 chip, the AirPods sport longer-lasting battery life, improved wireless connection, and can pair seamlessly to a nearby iOS device. The AirPods even have special sensors built-in that can detect when you remove them from your ears so they can automatically pause the music.
All these features alone makes the AirPods already superior to other truly wireless earbuds on the market right now. And on top of that, the $159 AirPods are actually more affordable. Most truly wireless earbuds will cost you at least $200, and their batteries don’t last as long.
What do you think? Do you like what you’ve heard about the AirPods so far? How long would you be willing to wait to get a pair? Are wireless earbuds even something you’re interested in buying? Let us know in the comments.
Previously on The iPhone Show: Why the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar is the touchscreen done right