Gruber says AirPods can be used with non-Apple devices

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rogifan, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

    Rogifan

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    There has been confusion on this but according to John Gruber, AirPods can be used like any other BT headphones, meaning they can be used with non-Apple devices.

    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2016/09/08/airpods-hands-on

     
  2. Rangers94 macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't matter. I won't be buying ear buds that doesn't even let you control the volume. #Fail
     
  3. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    They do. All the controls are Siri based. But I'm not buying them either because I already have BT headphones that work just fine.
     
  4. Rangers94 macrumors 6502

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    Siri is terrible. I should've rephrased and said they don't allow you to control volume "easily".
     
  5. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    From those who tested these hands on apparently it worked well, even in a crowded noisy room. I don't have issues with Siri doing simple things.
     
  6. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

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    I can't pay $160 to HAVE to operate my volume via voice. No physical controls are a deal breaker.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    So is Siri built into the pods? I assumed it still required Siri from the iPhone.
     
  8. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    It takes COURAGE to stick these in your ear
     
  9. Traverse macrumors 604

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    I'm more interesting in using them with Apple iPod Nano. Should technically work as BT device.
     
  10. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure it works well but I personally hate using Siri in public, would like to at least have the option of discreet manual control over the volumes. Maybe in version 2.

    I suppose for non-iOS devices, the volume control will have to be done on the device itself.
     
  11. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    For $160 they better work with other devices! I'm not even considering them since beats announced their with the W1 chip and volume controls.

    Plus they are 10-20 bucks cheaper
     
  12. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

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    In theory the AirPods sound like a wonderful idea but as with that battery case it falls flat on it's face.
     

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