#WeekendCoffeeShare: Lets Talk About Apple's New iPhone 7 AirPods
By now the entire world has heard the new news that Apple released earlier this week regarding the new iPhone 7 series. As a life long devoted Apple consumer, I paid close attention to the rumor mills and hints from other credible websites/blogs until the official announcement. I must say, I am quite pleased with what is to come.
The biggest topic at hand that many share a mixed bag of happiness, sarcastic jokes, and slight disappointment with are the new AirPod headphones. Apple has always been the front runner and trendsetter to new mobile advancements since their inception. To be quite honest, I actually prefer the wireless headphones for a variety of reasons.
I hate wires getting in my way
While this may be a hit to those that listen to music while working out, it should be seen as advantage more than a disadvantage. I am more of a bike rider for cardio than hitting the treadmill in a gym (so I'm fine in that regard). I can't count how many times I have been free flowing down a bike trail or even in the bike lane of normal streets and having the wires get caught on my handle bars. The less obstruction I have to worry about, the better my bike rides will be.
On top of the latter, I'm pretty sure I am not the only one who gets tired of tangled headphones in my pocket. No matter how straight I keep them, they tend to find themselves maneuvering up into a bunch that I have to methodically untangle (which is annoying at times when I am in a rush). No more wires = minutes saved from me figuring out how this even happened in the first place.
Paying more attention to where the heck they are
Many people complain about how much an additional set of AirPods will cost outside of the initial set given. I cannot count how many replacements of wired headphones I have lost during travels alone. If I was to keep tally on how much I have paid replacing headphones, the amount of money would be close to how much a replacement set of AirPods cost.
This is more of a personal thing to me because I definitely do not want to continuously spend $150+ on a set of headphones when I lose them. I will be way more cautious on where the AirPods are than any other set of headphones I have ever owned in my life!
Headphone jacks are not obsolete
As I mentioned earlier, I am an avid bike rider and the biggest concern (both seriouslyand sarcastically) is losing the Airpods easily. I think of it like this... if I am not in a closed location, I am not wearing them! Depending upon how good they fit, I am willing to endure wired headphones during my bike rides with my iPod in my pocket or backpack.
I don't know for sure if the Airpods will become standard with iPods and iPads, but I hope they don't. However, if they do, then I will just keep an older version iPod on me at all times and let my iPhone 7 sit comfortably in my pocket during bike rides/workout sessions.
Overall, I think people are overreacting just a little bit when it comes to the new AirPods. If anything, you and me both now know that losing headphones (AirPods) is not a luxury anymore. There are more updates of the iPhone 7 that I will cover later on, but for now I think this is a good point to stop at. What do you personally think about the new AirPods?
I will end this on a sarcastic note (and do not get offended by this in some weird political way... that's not how you should interpret it at all).