AirPods, Apple’s wireless earphones are now available for order from the Apple Store, but minimum shipping time is 4 weeks.  The AirPods will cost $159.


What are AirPods?

AirPods are Apple’s wireless earphones, with the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which no longer have the standard 3.5mm  headphone jack, Apple developed the AirPods as the earphone of choice for the latest iPhone.

To use the AirPods with the iPhone 7, a one time simple setup is required, doing just a one tap setup, the AirPods will automatically turn on and will always be connected.  The AirPods are smart enough to detect when they are in your ear and pause when it detects that you took them out of your ear.  The AirPods are also compatible with the Apple Watch, iPad and Mac.


To activate Siri, you can just double tap any of the AirPods and Siri will be listening, without taking your phone out of your pocket.

The AirPods come in a charging case that’s capable of charging the AirPods multiple times allowing up to 24 hours listening time.  Just 15 minutes of the AirPods in the charging case gives additional 3 hours of listening time.