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  Reply # 2203161 21-Mar-2019 23:23
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I thought I saw that you can buy the airpods 2 without the wireless charging case for $270. So $10 more than the airpods 1


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  Reply # 2203221 22-Mar-2019 08:47
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I'm happy to be wowed with some new products sometime, but this update just makes me happy I bought a Surface Pro 6 recently.  Apple is not innovating anymore.  I feel this after 16 years of using their products almost exclusively because I genuinely felt they were the best experience available.  But the quality of Windows 10 and the sheer quantity of hardware options makes has surpassed what Apple is doing in many areas.  

 

I sure hope something new and unique comes from them soon.  


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2203235 22-Mar-2019 09:20
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Apple is not innovating anymore. 

 

 

 

 

People keep saying this but i really don't know what they mean, are you able to provide some examples, or are people just wanting some new and amazing every 6 months??





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  Reply # 2203283 22-Mar-2019 11:39
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I can't believe the price of the new standalone AirPods wireless charging case...you can buy it separately for $139. JUST FOR A CASE.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2203379 22-Mar-2019 14:01
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I can't believe the price of the new standalone AirPods wireless charging case...you can buy it separately for $139. JUST FOR A CASE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn't it have a battery inside, as well as bluetooth , wireless charging etc. So there is quite a bit of tech in it rather than just a piece of plastic. My concern with these are that you can't replace the batteries in the earbuds, and have heard that people who own them basically have to buy new ones when the battery deteriorates too much. I would have liked apple to just provide wireless charging to the base model, rather than having two models, one with it, and one without. Apple seem to be falling into the trap of too many different products and options. eg Ipads they are 5 different sizes, iphones there are many different models and sizes now for sale. Isn't that what Steven Jobs did when he returned to apple, was away with different models to make things simple? 


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  Reply # 2203401 22-Mar-2019 14:51
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mattwnz:

 

Handsomedan:

 

I can't believe the price of the new standalone AirPods wireless charging case...you can buy it separately for $139. JUST FOR A CASE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn't it have a battery inside, as well as bluetooth , wireless charging etc. So there is quite a bit of tech in it rather than just a piece of plastic. My concern with these are that you can't replace the batteries in the earbuds, and have heard that people who own them basically have to buy new ones when the battery deteriorates too much. I would have liked apple to just provide wireless charging to the base model, rather than having two models, one with it, and one without. Apple seem to be falling into the trap of too many different products and options. eg Ipads they are 5 different sizes, iphones there are many different models and sizes now for sale. Isn't that what Steven Jobs did when he returned to apple, was away with different models to make things simple? 

 

 

 

 

As far as I am aware, the case only has a battery and a bunch of sensors in it - no Bluetooth - the AirPods handle that. 

 

Basically, the addition of wireless charging (capped at 7.5w) is it...so I won't be buying a wireless charging case for my AirPods...I also wouldn't replace them with the version with wireless charging when they die, either...I do like them, but wouldn't pay the premium for the wireless charging version. 





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  Reply # 2203404 22-Mar-2019 14:57
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Holey Moley A maxed out iMac Pro is 23K, Stick with my my hackintosh for a desktop thank you very much.

 

I do love my 2018 Macbook pro and 12.9 ipad pro though, can't see myself upgrading for quite a few years to come.





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  Reply # 2203408 22-Mar-2019 15:09
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Handsomedan:

 

 

 

 

 

As far as I am aware, the case only has a battery and a bunch of sensors in it - no Bluetooth - the AirPods handle that. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I haven't tried them out myself but thinking of getting some, although may wait until the black ones which are predicted nearer the end of the year. But I thought when you opened the door on the case, it sent a command to the phone to connect? Or does it send that command through the earbuds, which I am guessing have a direct electrical connect to the case at that point. 


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mattwnz:

 

Handsomedan:

 

 

 

 

 

As far as I am aware, the case only has a battery and a bunch of sensors in it - no Bluetooth - the AirPods handle that. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I haven't tried them out myself but thinking of getting some, although may wait until the black ones which are predicted nearer the end of the year. But I thought when you opened the door on the case, it sent a command to the phone to connect? Or does it send that command through the earbuds, which I am guessing have a direct electrical connect to the case at that point. 

 

 

 

 

Only sends a command via the AirPods themselves, so if they're not in the case, the phone doesn't know how much charge is left in it. 

 

Basically, if you open an empty Airpods charging case, the iPhone doesn't register anything. 

 

 

 

 





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