With the AirPods rumors...

When should I but AirPods?


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BugeyeSTI

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Aug 19, 2017
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Buy now unless you can wait till next year sometime. Airpower still hasn’t been released so I wouldn’t count on an Airpod update anytime soon.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Buy now unless you can wait till next year sometime. Airpower still hasn’t been released so I wouldn’t count on an Airpod update anytime soon.
Technically, the Airpower is nonexistent entirely, as Apple completely removed all information from the website of it. So that may never be a reality ever due to manufacturing concerns with the internal coils overheating allegedly. However the AirPods 2 might be likely for October, but depending on the revisions or not, if there isn’t anything too substantial for an update, the first GEN AirPods are amazing with the technology, battery, fitment, and ease of use.

I also expect the first version the AirPods to be discontinued if Apple does announce the AirPods 2.
 

BugeyeSTI

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Technically, the Airpower is nonexistent entirely, as Apple completely removed all information from the website of it. So that may never be a reality ever due to manufacturing concerns with the internal coils overheating allegedly. However the AirPods 2 might be likely for October, but depending on the revisions or not, if there isn’t anything too substantial for an update, the first GEN AirPods are amazing with the technology, battery, fitment, and ease of use.

I also expect the first version the AirPods to be discontinued if Apple does announce the AirPods 2.
I hadn’t heard about Airpower being ditched, that’s too bad. I also haven’t heard anything about an update to the AirPods expected this month. I thought iPad pro and the Apple Pencil were going to be the only goodies introduced next week, I’d be impressed Apple could keep the Airpod 2 under raps unless it’s only the release of a wireless charging case for the existing Airpods.
 

Venderious

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Dec 15, 2014
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Buy now if you need them now, if you can do with other earbuds for a while, then wait. But the AirPods are fine like they are, so that shouldn't be an issue.
 

Relentless Power

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I also haven’t heard anything about an update to the AirPods expected this month. I thought iPad pro and the Apple Pencil were going to be the only goodies introduced next week.
This was posted today. AirPods version two, Apple Pencil 2 an iPad with Face ID are speculated for October sometime.

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/09/apple-pencil-2-with-airpods-like-pairing-rumor/

I hadn’t heard about Airpower being ditched, that’s too bad.
After the keynote, Apple removed any advertising for the Airpower off their website, there has been no definitive answer as to why, but it’s been rumored due to the design they were going to use had the coils overlapping, which might have indicated overheating.


https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/17/airpower-doomed-to-failure-engineering-issues/amp/
 

BugeyeSTI

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This was posted today. AirPods version two, Apple Pencil 2 an iPad with Face ID are speculated for October sometime.

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/09/apple-pencil-2-with-airpods-like-pairing-rumor/



After the keynote, Apple removed any advertising for the Airpower off their website, there has been no definitive answer as to why, but it’s been rumored due to the design they were going to use had the coils overlapping, which might have indicated overheating.


https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/17/airpower-doomed-to-failure-engineering-issues/amp/
I read that article, all it says is AirPod like pairing for the new Apple Pencil. Am I missing the part about AirPod update?
 
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Relentless Power

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I read that article, all it says is AirPod like pairing for the new Apple Pencil. Am I missing the part about AirPod update?
You’re right, it says more about the pairing With the Apple Pencil with the AirPods. It was speculated that version 2 of the AirPods was possible for this fall, but that may have shifted to 2019. But that would put it right about the time release exactly 2 years ago when the AirPods did release in December, even though they were slated for October, but were slightly delayed.
 

darkside flow

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Aug 11, 2010
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Walmart in Canada discounted them by 20% so I grabbed a pair. Very impressed. I can see some areas where they'll improve the features but I don't see them significantly increasing the sound quality so I'm happy with my first generation purchase at a discount.
 
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AppleB

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Oct 18, 2011
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This is the thread I was looking for. I’m looking at getting the Air Pods but was wondering about a possible version 2 coming soon.
 
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CrownSeven

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Aug 14, 2008
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Go to Costco and buy a pair at a great price. If they come out with a new version in a few weeks just return em. I bought a pair a few weeks ago - love em. If a new set comes out I'll buy those too and give my old ones to the wife.
 

Petey07

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May 30, 2008
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I’m on the same boat. I’m going hold off since we are weeks away from the next live event... also, another to keep in mind that if they new one does get announce, the 1st gen will get discounted and also the holiday season is coming up too. I think the cheapest that I saw is at Costco for $140.

But if you need it now, grab them. For me, I’m holding off and most likely get the second gen.
 

ScubaCinci

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Jul 11, 2008
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Cincinnati OH
I have a pair of airpods (love them) and I have a $150 credit with Apple and there's nothing I need so I'm hoping a new version comes out. I've done some searching and haven't seen any evidence of a new version coming soon. I agree with others, if not announced this month with the other products, odds are they aren't going to be released anytime soon so go ahead and buy.
 

mrklaw

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Jan 29, 2008
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My beats X just started malfunctioning. May be able to get them repaired but they’re almost two years old now. But noise cancellation would be good as the beatsX had nice physical isolation. And wireless charging would be convenient too.
 
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