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Apple’s AirPods may be a bit ahead of their time


How the iPhone 7's Taptic Engine on the Home Button Works

They also come with a carrying case that doubles as a portable battery, which gives you more juice if you drop the EarPods into it when you’re not using them. While the Jet Black variant has drawn some attention, the new hue appears to come with a problem, scratches.

True wireless charging–that is, solar, kinetic or radio waves that allow for continuous usage–is a ways off, but Apple is clearly moving toward a mechanism that allows the iPhone to charge without physically inserting a Lightning cable.

Apple has finally given the iPhone 7 protection from water, with the smartphone coming with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. And they are probably the best portable cameras ever made. I’d buy it and can recommend it to those of you in the market for an upgrade, though it’s not leaps and bounds ahead of the rival Galaxy Note 7, which before its exploding batteries necessitated a recall, posed a formidable challenge to the iPhone. “We definitely plan on selling these”, said Robert Bodley, one of the brains behind the idea, to Mashable on the weekend.

Some of our fellow technology sites have already managed to get their hands on Apples new iPhones and you can see a number of iPhone 7 reviews at the link below.

Some of these iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accessories are brand new and don’t arrive until later this month and October.

Effectively, the accessory looks exactly like the type of thing you’d buy for your sunglasses and the principle is similar. So potential buyers have to think, first and foremost, about whether it will be more annoying to switch over to an Android phone with a port, or to have to use an adaptor on planes and in cars over the next few years. Take your pick, but either way Apple carefully crafted the launch to make sure that the only surprises would be on the upside: better battery life, better than expected memory options, water resistance. So let’s just look at what Apple’s Airpods have in-store for us. The wire is created to be tangle free and easy to install and use. As we noted in an earlier article, what most investors, analysts and journalists fail to understand is that Apple remains, essentially, a private company – beholden to none and forever playing the long game.

Apple also redesigned the home button to be a button in name only; it’s now a pressure-sensitive disc that uses vibrations to feel like a button. “But they fix much of what has long ailed the iPhone-and that’s reason enough to get over the headphone thing and upgrade”, he writes. You know what we’re talking about, right?

Only one charging device can be connected at one time – so there’s no connecting two chargers to fill your new iPhone’s battery faster. Still, if you’ve recently invested in an expensive set of traditional headphones, the transition might sting a little. “But compared to the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 7 is a step improvement, not a major leap”.