Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:10
Apple released their AirPods, wireless earbud headphones that launched along side the iPhone 7. From day 1 people started asking questions as to how practical they were and were they actually worth the $159 USD price tag? Computerworld gets their hands on a pair and renders their decision.
Spoiler alert: People were right to question the practicality.
According to Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing ,Phil Schiller, it was so Apple could make an even skinnier phone and/or add new technology. Because, don’t you know, what the world needs now is an even thinner iPhone.
The real reason, of course, is that Apple wants to shear more money from its sheep. All those pricey Apple Beats earpods and headphones you’ve bought recently? They’re all old junk on their way to obsolescence, if you believe Apple.