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Apple executives break down AirPods’ new features

AirPods only got a passive mention during the keynote at Apple’s event. It’s understandable — the iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Series 9 (and Ultra 2) were center stage. Besides, the headphones didn’t get the same manner of hardware updates. As a press release issued after the event confirmed, the biggest physical change to the…

2:10 pm PDT • September 25, 2023
Apple executives break down AirPods’ new features

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AirPods Pro get USB-C and a few new tricks

No name change. The AirPods Pro 2 are still the AirPods Pro 2. Apple’s high-end earbuds got the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it treatment during last week’s iPhone 15 event. In fact, I both blinked and missed it, while headsdown on a news story. My suspicion is the company’s failure to give the buds much stage time is a…

6:00 am PDT • September 18, 2023
AirPods Pro get USB-C and a few new tricks

Didn’t have time to tune in live to the Apple Event 2023? That’s ok — we’re here to bring you the most important parts.

Apple Event 2023: Everything you need to know about iPhone 15, Apple Watch, USB-C connector

Apart from bringing the USB-C port to the iPhone 15 series, Apple has also introduced the port to the AirPods Pro. The company said at the Wonderlust event today that…

Apple introduces USB-C to AirPods Pro too

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Apple Event 2023: iPhone 15, USB-C support, new Apple Watches and everything else to expect

Not all who wonder are lust. Some of us will be forming an orderly queue in the holding room at One Apple Park Way on Tuesday morning. At 10 AM PT on September 12, Tim Cook and co. will be back at it, showcasing the latest gear ahead of the big holiday push. And you…

2:30 am PDT • September 11, 2023
Apple Event 2023: iPhone 15, USB-C support, new Apple Watches and everything else to expect

At WWDC 2023, Apple unveiled updates to its AirPods headphones that improve the user experience. Apple’s noise cancellation features on AirPods are quite convenient for tuning out crying babies on…

Apple unveils Adaptive Audio and says it’ll improve AirPods’ automatic switching
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Apple (re)invents the iPod

12:59 pm PDT • April 6, 2023

Apple has devised a pocket-sized companion that (hypothetically) does it all: music, videos AND books, sans the nagging smartphone or clumsy smartwatch. Cupertino, you’re so close. In a patent application…

Apple (re)invents the iPod

We didn’t make it to the in-person CES last year, but we did manage to get our hands on a few products from the comfort of our own homes. That…

The Power1 AirPods charging case gets a lot smaller

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AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) review: Welcome updates to Apple’s best buds

Market share analyses aren’t an exact science, exactly. Different firms take different factors into account, though more often than not, the numbers more or less line up among the bigger players. We discussed these figures in our recent review of the Apple Watch Series 8, noting that the line had captured roughly one-third of the…

6:00 am PDT • September 22, 2022
AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) review: Welcome updates to Apple’s best buds

Happy Saturday, friends. Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we very quickly sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the past week. Want it in your…

The week an Apple event and YC Demo Day collided

So you’re sitting there watching all of the new gadget news from Apple this afternoon — a new Apple Watch Series 8, SE, Ultra, new AirPods Pro…and then, wait —…

Apple sneaks in a ‘Severance’ Season 2 teaser during its iPhone 14 event

The first AirPods Pro were a revelation. It felt like Apple was finally all in on doing a pair of earbuds right — a big change from the days of…

Let’s check out the new AirPods Pro

One of the most frustrating experiences you can have with an Apple product is losing your AirPods. Apple’s products are so deeply interconnected that it doesn’t make sense why, until…

The new AirPods Pro case has a built-in speaker, perfect for the ‘Find My’ app

Three years after announcing the first AirPods Pro, the company has finally launched its upgrade, the second-generation AirPods Pro today at the “Far Out” event with a new H2 chip…

Apple launches the new AirPods Pro with improved battery life and noise cancelation

Today, Netflix announced that it is bringing spatial audio to all devices with the aim of enhancing the listening experience throughout its catalog of original titles. Currently, the content that…

Netflix rolls out spatial audio to all devices, available for ‘Stranger Things’ and more

Apple today is announcing a series of coming updates for AirTag and the Find My network aimed at addressing the problem of AirTag accessories being used to stalk individuals or…

Apple to address AirTag stalking problem with upcoming features

Perhaps PodCase was ahead of its time. It certainly made sense for devoted Apple fans: a one-stop portable charging solution for one’s iPhone and AirPods. The product also had the…

Power1 is an iPhone battery case with a spot for your AirPods

Apple is now rolling out access to its new, lower-cost Apple Music Voice plan, first introduced this fall at the company’s hardware event. The new service, designed largely for use…

Apple launches its Siri-only Apple Music Voice Plan with iOS 15.2

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Apple AirPods 3 review: Blurring the line

It’s been half-a-decade since the original AirPods changed the game for Bluetooth earbuds. Mocked at launch by some for their long-stemmed design, it didn’t take long before they became virtually ubiquitous, the driving force in what was still an emerging category. They offered a form factor, design and user experience that tied the technology into…

9:00 am PDT • October 25, 2021
Apple AirPods 3 review: Blurring the line

It’s only been a few weeks since Apple’s last big announcement event, but they’re already at it again. The last one focused on iPhones and Apple Watches. This time around?…

Here’s everything Apple announced at its ‘Unleashed’ event this morning

AirPods are nearly five years old, and while the product line has seen some major additions over the years, things have looked pretty similar for the entry-level product. Today, Apple…

Apple announces third-generation AirPods with new design, spatial audio

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What we expect from next week’s Apple event

We’ve been scouring the latest rumors and leaks and playing all of The Mamas and The Papas songs forward and backward to get the best possible picture of what we’re in store for with next Tuesday’s “California Streaming’” event. The invites, which went out a week in advance, don’t appear to give the game away…

2:08 pm PDT • September 10, 2021
What we expect from next week’s Apple event

If you use AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, your mobile Netflix watching is about to get a bit more immersive. Yesterday, Netflix confirmed that it has begun rolling out spatial…

Spatial audio is coming to Netflix on iPhone and iPad

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Nothing Ear (1) review

It’s always exciting to see a new company enter the consumer hardware space — and deliver a solid first product out of the game.

6:00 am PDT • July 29, 2021
Nothing Ear (1) review

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Nothing founder Carl Pei on Ear (1) and building a hardware startup from scratch

“If we take a take a step back and think about it from a consumer perspective, we feel like, as a whole consumer, tech is quite, quite boring.”

4:00 am PDT • July 6, 2021
Nothing founder Carl Pei on Ear (1) and building a hardware startup from scratch

I’ve been playing around with Apple’s new AirTag location devices for a few hours now and they seem to work pretty much as advertised. The setup flow is simple and…

First findings with Apple’s new AirTag location devices

Apple has discontinued its original HomePod after four years. It says that it will continue to produce and focus on the HomePod mini, introduced last year. The larger HomePod offered…

Apple discontinues original HomePod, will focus on mini

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Samsung’s next flagship is set to debut January 14. The company just confirmed earlier rumors surrounding the date for its next Unpacked…

Samsung’s next Unpacked event is January 14

I’ve had Apple’s AirPods Max headphones for less than 24 hours, so there is no way I would attempt to write a review of any sort. But I do have…

This is not a review of Apple’s new AirPods Max headphones