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AirPods 3 Will Feature SiP Technology, Much Like AirPods Pro – Report

Photo Credit: Daniel Romero Apple’s next-generation ‘AirPods 3’ will feature system-in-package chip technology – like the AirPods Pro. Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared the prediction via Twitter. The AirPods 3 featuring a SiP chip would replace the surface mount technology (SMT) the current devices use. So what’s the difference, you ask? SiP chip systems allow […]

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Apple Moves ‘Some’ AirPods Pro Manufacturing to Vietnam from China

Photo Credit: Howard Bouchevereau Apple appears to have shifted some AirPods Pro production to Vietnam from China. Eagle-eyed Twitter users are reporting seeing ‘assembled in Vietnam’ on their newly acquired AirPods Pro. The highly popular accessory sold out at the beginning of this year, and Apple has struggled to keep stock during the pandemic. AirPods […]

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What Wireless? – Google Experiments With Braided Wires To Control Music Apps

Photo Credit: Google Google is experimenting with music control gestures on smart braided wires – when most other manufacturers are pushing wireless. Google isn’t a stranger to experimenting with smart textiles. The tech company partnered with Levis to release a smart jacket that can answer calls, play music, and take photos. Now Google is experimenting […]

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Rumors Suggest Apple’s New Headphones Will Retain ‘AirPods’ Branding – What About Beats?

Photo Credit: Adam Birkett A notable tech leaker says Apple is sticking with its AirPods branding for over-ear headphones – AirPods Studio. Noted tech leaker John Prosser tweeted early Saturday morning that the long-rumored over-ear headphones finally have a name. Internally they’re dubbed B515, but Apple plans to sell them under the name AirPods Studio. […]

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Google is Revamping the Pixel Buds to Take on Apple’s AirPods

Photo Credit: Alexunder Hess Google’s 2nd generation Pixel Buds are more in line with its main competitor – Apple’s AirPods. The original Pixel Buds (pictured) featured an unseemly wire connecting the two earbuds. In an era when truly wireless earbuds are the new norm, they felt positively ancient. Google’s second attempt at wireless earbuds feels […]

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Apple’s New High-End Headphones May Have Interchangeable Parts

Photo Credit: Christopher Gower A new report suggests Apple is working on a set of high-end headphones. People familiar with Apple’s business plans say the company is seeking to augment its AirPods business. Apple is working on at least two variations of headphones. The premium headphones include leather-like fabrics, while the fitness model features breathable […]

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Rumored Apple StudioPods Coming Soon? – New Retail Listing Leaked

Photo Credit: Unsplash The long-rumored Apple StudioPods, over-the-ear headphones may be launching soon. A new retail listing for Target may give some clues about the headphones. A new listing dubbed “Apple AirPods (X Generation)” has appeared for $399. Tech analyst Jon Prosser says the headphones could launch in March. The Target listing has three SKUs […]