The unusually long wait is just began!
Apple’s AirPods are finally available to buy online after a rare delay pushed back the release by about two months.
The pricey wireless earbuds (RM 849) were listed as available for delivery today but the shipping time gonna take 4 weeks long.
“AirPods will be shipping in limited quantities at launch and customers are encouraged to check online for updates on availability and estimated delivery dates,” Apple said in a press release.
The earbuds will be available in Apple Stores starting next week, but still not known in Malaysia resellers.
Apple unveiled AirPods in September at its big press event for the iPhone 7 that AirPods will be available in late October, but in October, Apple delayed the launch indefinitely.
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“The early response to AirPods has been incredible,” a spokeswoman for Apple said at the time. “We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers.”
AirPods are incredibly light and come with a built-in microphone for phone calls and the Siri voice assistant. They also have sensors to detect when you take one of the buds out of your ear.
But many have focused on another feature (or bug) of the product: how easy it may be to lose them. For that reason, some companies have already begun selling wires for the wireless headphones.
Finally iOS 10.2 has been released. This is another major update since the launched of iOS 10.1.1 on October 31st. This update includes several major features and many bug fixes.
You can update to iOS 10.2 by connecting your device to iTunes or downloading in Settings > General > Software Update. The iOS 10.2 update is available for the following devices: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later and iPod touch 6th generation and later.
What Is Included In The Update?
iOS 10.2 has several features worth pointing out:
– New TV App (Unfortunately it’s not available in Malaysia)
Apple released a new TV app that provides recommendations for new movies and TV shows in the “Watch Now” section and to discover new apps and new iTunes releases in the “Store” section. The “Up Next” section allows you to see the movies and TV shows that you are currently watching and continue where you let off.
– Single Sign-On For Cable TV (Unfortunately it’s not available in Malaysia)
If you are a cable TV subscriber, there is a new Single Sign-On feature that lets you sign in with your credentials once to see the content across various TV apps. According to MacRumors, this feature works with CenturyLink Prism, DirecTV, Dish, GVTC, GTA, Hawaiian Telcom, Hotwire, Metrocast, Service Electric and Sling TV.
– New Wallpapers Continue reading Apple iOS 10.2 Is Now Available for Update – Whats New?
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that the Bluetooth 5 standard has been officially adopted, which means manufacturers are now able to build it into their devices.
The next-generation Bluetooth standard offers longer range, faster speed, a larger broadcast message capacity, and better interoperability with other wireless technologies.
Compared to existing Bluetooth 4.2 protocol, Continue reading Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved