For months now there has been speculation that Apple was going to release a set of wireless EarPods. Today at the Apple Event, they released what they are calling AirPods.
Whenever you pull your AirPods out of the charging case, they instantly turn on and connect to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac.
Audio automatically plays as long as the AirPods are in your ears. Once you remove them, your music pauses. Double tap earpiece to get Siri’s attention.
When you’re on a call or talking to Siri, an additional accelerometer works with beamforming microphones to filter out background noise and focus on the sound of your voice.
AirPods deliver an industry-leading 5 hours of listening time on one charge. And they’re made to keep up with you, thanks to a charging case that holds multiple additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time. Need a quick charge? Just 15 minutes in the case gives you 3 hours of listening time.
They will be available in October for $219 in the Canadian Apple Store.