Apple Unveils AirPods Headphones, Internet Sure They’ll Lose Them Immediately
Wireless. Effortless. Magical. Tiny. Unattached to Anything. So Easy to Lose.
Apple unveiled the new iPhone 7 at their annual event today (September 7), in a presentation sandwiched between a special "Carpool Karaoke" and a performance by Sia. In addition to exciting features like a vastly improved camera and a water-resistant body, Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller confirmed the 7's long-rumored absence of a headphone jack. For those who, as Schiller put it, still want to "tether ourselves to these mobile devices" like cave people, we'll have the option to use the Lightning-connected EarPods included with the phone, or an also-included adapter for "legacy" headphones. But they really want you to be excited about the brand-new AirPods, which have really cool tech and dangle from your skull like some newfangled earrings for your ear canal.
Will AirPod snatching become the subway chain-snatching of the future? They're just gonna sit there in your ears, ripe for the plucking. And has anyone told Apple the most infuriating quality of their otherwise great Apple TV remote is how its small, "sleek" design allows it to get buried in every conceivable nook and cranny of your home/couch/life, inciting mania when all you want to do is rewind 30 seconds on that Stranger Things episode?
Upon the reveal of the $159 AirPods, which will be available in October, just about everyone on the Internet realized they'd lose these gorgeous little audio advancements instantly. Check out a roundup of the funniest AirPods reactions below.
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