AirPods aren’t the easiest of things to come by, however for the first time since launch in December Apple has dropped the wait for their ‘truly-wireless’ headphones from 6 weeks down to 4 weeks in most countries around the world.
The update to the shipping schedule comes a week after Tim Cook admitted Apple was struggling to meet the “strong level of demand” from customers. – “We have increased production capacity for AirPods and are working very hard to get them to customers as quickly as we can, but we are still not able to meet the strong level of demand,” Cook said.
Apple AirPods are ‘truly-wireless’ headphones, there are no connecting wires at all. Each earbud has its own battery and antenna and they communicate independently.
Each earbud has its own battery, lasting up to five hours of playtime. The AirPods charge in a (included) carrying case, for a total battery life of 24 hours usage. The AirPods know when they are placed into or taken out of an ear due to the inclusion of proximity sensors, allowing the music to be paused automatically when they are removed. AirPods feature Apple’s W1 technology. This allows for automatic, seamless, pairing to iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad devices. The pairing configuration is automatically synced over iCloud so Apple devices will be able to detect the AirPods. The AirPods will communicate over standard Bluetooth protocols for any other accessories.