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AirPods 3 leak shows important design changes

AirPods 3 leak shows important design changes

For years, Apple's AirPods were the TWS (Truly Wireless Stereo) earbuds that people tried to copy, almost to the point that some that don't even look like AirPods have been labeled as counterfeits by some authorities. That despite how the design was largely ridiculed during its early days. Surprisingly, Apple changed that a bit last year with the AirPods Pro and now it seems that the changes will be trickling down to its next affordable pair of earbuds.

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Satechi 2-in-1 USB-C wireless charger supports AirPods and Apple Watch

Satechi 2-in-1 USB-C wireless charger supports AirPods and Apple Watch

Satechi is back with a new version of the USB wireless charger it launched for AirPods early last year. The new version, which Satechi calls the USB-C Watch AirPods Charger, features a 2-in-1 design that is used to charge both the Apple Watch and the AirPods, depending on which direction you plug it into your MacBook or iPad.

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Apple AirPods Pro 2 launching soon: Everything you should know

Apple AirPods Pro 2 launching soon: Everything you should know

If you are finding it hard to resist the $549 AirPods Max, you might just want to hold your horses as the Apple AiPods Pro 2 is speculated for a launch much earlier than previously believed. The true wireless earbuds will be far cheaper than the outrageously priced AirPods Max (only if you are not a diehard headphones fan) and pretty much like the earbuds-style accessory.

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AirPods Max iFixit teardown discovers the reason for the price tag

AirPods Max iFixit teardown discovers the reason for the price tag

As always, Apple launched the AirPods Max with a premium price tag that proved to be controversial even among fans of the company. And as always, too, that price tag is being justified by appeals to sound quality as well as design. Now, iFixit has finally concluded its month-long investigation of the headphones and, despite the self-repair experts' opinion of most Apple products, may have found points that at least justify that $550 figure to some extent.

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Netflix might be working on AirPods Spatial Audio support

Netflix might be working on AirPods Spatial Audio support

Samsung just announced the Galaxy Buds Pro that is the company's take on the AirPods Pro. It might, however, still have a lot of ground to cover to catch up, especially when it comes to support from content providers and streaming services. Apple's AirPods Pro and AirPods Max already have a few of those popular services supporting their Spatial Audio feature and now it seems that Netflix will finally be catching up soon.

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AirPods Max early iFixit teardown doesn’t bode well for repairs

AirPods Max early iFixit teardown doesn’t bode well for repairs

Apple has never been a fan of third-party repairs and has actively worked to thwart such attempts. Whether it's by hardware triggers or through some software verification process, the company has tried to make it harder for those without authorized tools and software to take apart its products and put them back together again. Sometimes, though, the obstacles simply in the way the devices are designed and the latest AirPods Max definitely seems to fall into that category.

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AirPods Pro Lite leak with lower price

AirPods Pro Lite leak with lower price

A new set of AirPods leaked this week with reports converging on a lower price point. Lower than the standard AirPods Pro, that is, and far lower than AirPods Max. The price of this new set of AirPods would be higher than that of the AirPods with wired charging case, and likely on-par with the AirPods with wireless charging case.

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Apple AirPods Max might be missing a U1 UWB chip despite the price

Apple AirPods Max might be missing a U1 UWB chip despite the price

Although its existence has long been rumored and expected, Apple still managed to surprise the consumer electronics market when it finally announced the AirPods Max over-the-ear headphones. That shock was more about the price rather than the features, and at that price point, you'd expect it to almost have everything and the kitchen sink. On paper, the headphones do meet those expectations but it seems that Apple still managed to skimp on a U1 Ultra-wide Band chip despite having a feature that suggested its existence.

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AirPods Max: The big questions for Apple’s new headphones

AirPods Max: The big questions for Apple’s new headphones

Apple's first over-the-ear headphones have long been rumored, and today we saw what the company has been working on. AirPods Max certainly look the part, sleekly built from stainless steel and breathable knit mesh, and they pack a hefty price tag to go with the big claims of "the ultimate personal listening experience" thanks to Adaptive EQ, spatial audio, and active noise cancellation.

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Apple AirPods Max headphones official – Noise cancellation for $549

Apple AirPods Max headphones official – Noise cancellation for $549

Apple has officially announced its first over-the-ear headphones, and the AirPods Max promise active noise cancellation and spatial audio for an eye-watering price. Long rumored, the headphone addition to the AirPods line-up tap the Apple H1 chipset as well as a distinctive design that the Cupertino firm says should be more comfortable for extended listening.

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Expect Apple Silicon Mac and Apple Watch redesigns in 2021 says analyst

Expect Apple Silicon Mac and Apple Watch redesigns in 2021 says analyst

Apple will revamp the Apple Watch design and push out entirely new Apple Silicon Macs in 2021, one well-connected analyst has predicted, promising an upending of the familiar industrial design we've seen several generations of smartwatch and computer follow. While Apple hasn't stinted on internal upgrades, it's fair to say that its aesthetic has been fairly consistent in recent years.

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AirPods 3 launch in 2021 could change your gift plans

AirPods 3 launch in 2021 could change your gift plans

As we approach the 2020 holiday shopping season, Apple's AirPods appear to be a likely target for the "has everything" gift-getters of the world. A tip this week from TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that Apple will begin manufacturing AirPods 3 in early 2021. The big question here is: Should you wait to buy a new pair of AirPods now?

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