New Earbuds for Apple Watch / Release Format

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by First Post G, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. First Post G macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2011
    I am a little surprised this topic hasn't been discussed...

    So one of the Apple Watch's big features (and really only useful function without the iPhone that we know of) is the ability to play music stored on the device while out on a run or working out. Only problem is, there is no headphone jack so this assumes that everyone will use wireless/bluetooth buds. The problem is, I believe a small percentage of iPhone owners have a wireless headphone set, and the options out there are pretty bad. Most wireless headphones geared towards the active market frequently get bad reviews, mostly due to issues with sizing of in ear buds not working for many.

    I think we will see an announcement tomorrow for Apple designed wireless earbuds for the masses. Maybe Beats had some tech to make this happen and is another reason Apple wanted to pay big bucks to acquire them. We know they are targeting the accessory segment with the watch...maybe it's not ALL about the bands...

    Also, just on the topic of the release...I think Apple will have the watches on display in store 2 weeks before the release date so that people can come in and see what works for them before preordering. Maybe a week after they go on display, preorder opens up. The week after, they start shipping. This way there is a 7 day window for preorder and Apple could announce how many millions were ordered and how successful the launch is (assuming it is successful).
  2. apple-1010 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2015
    I was actually thinking of that (the earphones)! I think it's gonna come prepackaged with the Apple watch, especially since most people don't own Bluetooth headphones. It would be awesome as well if they released an accessory to convert your headphones into Bluetooth ones. I know there are some that exist on the market but they're not that great.

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