As part of its AirPods ($159/£159/AU$229), which are totally wireless earbuds, plus three new Beats headphones, called the Powerbeats3 ($200/£170/AU$260), Solo3 Wireless ($300/£250/AU$400) and all-new BeatsX ($150/£130/AU$200).and launch, Apple's cut the cord on four new headphone models: its new
They all work with Apple's new proprietary W1 chip, being described as a custom chip that uses ultra-low-power Bluetooth and keeps the two earbuds in sync. CNET reporter Shara Tibken spoke to Apple reps who confirmed the headphones will work with other Bluetooth devices, not just the new iPhones.
The Apple AirPods deliver 5 hours of battery life and include a charging case that gives you an extra 19 hours of charge time (24 hours total). They ship in late October.
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