Don't-Miss Headphones Stories

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Apple again offers free Beats for its back-to-school promo, but the iPhone is excluded

Students and faculty can rock out with a pair of Beats Solo3, Powerbeats3, or Beats X wireless earphones with most Mac or iPad Pro purchases—but not the iPhone 7.

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Delayed BeatsX wireless earbuds on sale now for $150

The new Bluetooth headphones were codesigned by Beats and Apple, and sport a W1 chip for easier pairing with iOS.

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Apple is developing a new connector for Lightning and USB-C headphones

Apple’s new Ultra Accessory Connector will allow for compatibility with other devices.

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Apple makes it easy to find lost AirPods in iOS 10.3

Find My AirPods is now a real feature.

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12 of the most exciting headphones we listened to at CES

The big trends are active noise cancellation, Bluetooth in almost everything, and innovative ways to handle digital audio.

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Podcast 539: AirPods rock, but Siri still struggles

The AirPods sound great, until you need to control them, and we might not see big Mac updates in 2017. Bah humbug.

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The Week in Apple News: OS updates, AirPods for sale, Apple Support app, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending December 16, 2016.

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Lost an AirPod? It’ll be $69 to replace it

If you lose one of your AirPods or the charging case, you don’t have to buy a new set.

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Apple's delayed AirPods now available to buy online

Apple will start selling the Bluetooth earphones in-store next week.

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Apple postpones the AirPods release date to ???

Originally, the new Apple AirPods were set to hit stores in October, but that's not going to happen.

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New USB-C audio standard joins the iPhone 7's quest to kill the headphone jack

USB Type-C audio is finished, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack's days are numbered.

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Apple pushes new EarPods and AirPods for a future without headphone jacks

Apple removes the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, ships Lightning EarPods and an adapter instead.

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Sony has Bose and its Quiet Comfort noise-cancelling headphones in its sights

Coming soon from Sony: New wireless and wired headphones, an audiophile headphone amp, and a gold-plated Walkman machined from solid copper.

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Corded headphones can now be wireless with Griffin's iTrip Clip Bluetooth adapter

No headphone jack? No problem. You can still listen to your corded headphones with this new $20 gadget.