I see your point.It's not financially impractical to change batteries in an actual phone. That is the issue the OP was talking about with wireless headphones and earbuds I think
I prefer the current design, glad AirPods 2 is staying the same shape. I don't care how stupid it makes me look I prefer that over the other wireless earbuds things that look like the galaxy buds, if AirPods 3 look like that I will be disappointedI prefer the current design for their supreme comfort (I've turned them off and forgotten I'm wearing them on several occasions) and their non-blocking of peripheral noise for safe walking in urban environments. New features would be welcome, but their physical design is already perfect.
However, if Apple decides to design a second model that fit "in ear" for those who prefer it, that would be great for those who need it (though my bet is that they wouldn't use the "AirPods" branding). But it would be a tragic mistake to get rid of the already brilliant design of the first generation of Apple's best product since the iPhone.
Quick question from someone who's never tried them - where / how do you store them when you're not using them? Thanks.Bring em’. My first Gen are still surviving, but I’m ready for whatever version two brings, hopefully in some type of slate/black color as well.
https://www.apple.com/airpods/Quick question from someone who's never tried them - where / how do you store them when you're not using them? Thanks.
That's correct. HD25 are wired phones. All Bluetooth phones have issue with battery life. In ear bud type will all have the issue of battery replacement being impractical. At least over ear types should have larger batteries which will require less frequent charging and may utilise a battery that can be swapped out if it is a readily available size. Even if a soldering is involvedI see your point.
I was referring to the comparison of the Sennheiser HD 25. Those are wired headphones without batteries, correct?
No battery = No battery replacement
Well Apple offered an In-Ear EarPods as an alternative and I bought a pair cause the regular EarPods just couldn't stay in my ears for longer than two seconds. The AirPods fit a little better since they don't have cords dragging them down but I still need the famous Nexcare Absolute Waterproof Tape around the buds to make them stay in.Please don't. That's the only thing that's stopping me from going with other brands.
When they first came out I thought they looked a little odd but after seeing them every day when walking to lunch I got used to it. They're probably the coolest gadget to come out in years. I use mine everyday and like a lot of people after owning them for two years have lost about 60% of the battery life and will order the next gen as soon as they're launched.Please make them black or remove the tail. Would never buy them just because they look like tampons hanging out of your ears.
But not exclusively.I'm confused by your comment. You say there are only two companies who don't do it, but both Apple and Bose make in-ear headphones.
The 1st gen AirPods were arguably underpriced at $159 (considering that at the time, the competition was priced at around $300, and came with a lot more problems and limitations). Given that the 2nd gen is expected to gain a wireless-charging case, plus health tracking features, hey Siri support (just what we know), I think a small to moderate price increase is not unwarranted.Except, it hasn’t been confirmed that there is a price point increase yet, only speculation.
I suspect this part of your post to be inaccurate. And the reason I say that, is that I think by offering the older version of the AirPods next to the new version of the AirPods, that would only detract away from sales of when the new version of the AirPods to be available. ( But it also might depend how much Apple discounts the first GEN AirPods _if_ they do offer them as a option when version two is available.)It’s also possible that Apple might continue to offer the old airpods as a budget option and a more expensive model with more features targeting a more premium segment of the market. Like what they did with the Apple Watch.