If you haven’t heard, Apple killed the headphone jack with their new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The firm from Cupertino has decided that the general public no longer needed the antiquated audio port, and are moving audio output to the Lightning port (via an adapter) and their own hi-end audio headphones, the AirPod.
The new wireless headphones sport Apple’s own W1 chip for consistent connectivity, hi-end audio and long battery life. Apple’s stuffed the new headphones with accelerometers and optical sensors so that they’ll only play music when they’re inserted in your ear in an effort to conserve battery life. You can also do double taps on the fancy new headphones to summon Siri, who can then control your music via voice commands – handy since the AirPods don’t have physical controls.
Apple is estimating that their new earphones will have 5 hours of battery life on a single charge, with an additional 24 hours included when you charge it via the case. Apple is asking for $159 for their new audio accessory.