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The entry-level WF-C700N come in four colors, including two colorful pastel hues. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The old “times have changed” applies to a lot of things — the way we consume media, the general office environment, Taco Bell. It also applies to wireless earbuds, which have come down drastically in price since the first pair of Apple’s now-iconic AirPods landed in 2016. Sony’s WF-C700N earbuds are a prime example of how you can now get a lot of functionality for very little, particularly since they’re available from Amazon, Best Buy, and Sony for as little as $98 ($21 off). So what does a sub-$100 pair of earbuds look like in 2023? Well, in the case of…
Macworld You can generally find a pair of AirPods on sale, but it’s rare that they’re all on sale at the same time. Today’s one of those days—Amazon is cutting the price of every model of AirPods it sells, from the older second-gen model to the high-end AirPods Max and even the wired EarPods: AirPods Pro (2nd-gen) Price: $200 at Amazon Savings: $49 The 2nd-gen AirPods Pro have the same design as their predecessor, but they’re all-new on the inside, with 2X better noise cancellation, longer battery life, and a new Adaptive Transparency mode that automatically blocks out harmful noises. You’ll also get all of the new features coming in iOS 17. AirPods (3rd-gen, Lightning case) Price: $149 at Amazon…
Macworld You can generally find a pair of AirPods on sale, but it’s rare that they’re all on sale at the same time. Today’s one of those days—Amazon is cutting the price of every model of AirPods it sells, from the older second-gen model to the high-end AirPods Max and even the wired EarPods: AirPods Pro (2nd-gen) Price: $200 at Amazon Savings: $49 The 2nd-gen AirPods Pro have the same design as their predecessor, but they’re all-new on the inside, with 2X better noise cancellation, longer battery life, and a new Adaptive Transparency mode that automatically blocks out harmful noises. You’ll also get all of the new features coming in iOS 17. AirPods (3rd-gen, Lightning case) Price: $149 at Amazon…
Macworld You can generally find a pair of AirPods on sale, but it’s rare that they’re all on sale at the same time. Today’s one of those days—Amazon is cutting the price of every model of AirPods it sells, from the older second-gen model to the high-end AirPods Max and even the wired EarPods: AirPods Pro (2nd-gen) Price: $200 at Amazon Savings: $49 The 2nd-gen AirPods Pro have the same design as their predecessor, but they’re all-new on the inside, with 2X better noise cancellation, longer battery life, and a new Adaptive Transparency mode that automatically blocks out harmful noises. You’ll also get all of the new features coming in iOS 17. AirPods (3rd-gen, Lightning case) Price: $149 at Amazon…
All four iPhone 15 models launching later this year are expected to feature a USB-C port instead of Lightning. This change means the iPhone will support a more universal charging standard, benefit from faster data transfer speeds, and more. Below, we have recapped rumors about the iPhone switching to USB-C, including potential speed differences, other Apple accessories adopting USB-C, and more. Speed Differences While all iPhone 15 models are expected to have a USB-C port, only the Pro models will support at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3 for faster data transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps, according to Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He expects the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus to remain limited to USB 2.0…
The European Union is taking measures to ensure that Apple won't restrict charging and data transfer rates via USB-C for the iPhone 15 and later.The EU warns Apple not to throttle USB-CApple is likely working on adding USB-C accessories to its Made for iPhone (MFi) program that certifies products that meet quality standards. In February, a rumor claimed that Apple would throttle charging and data transfer speeds for non-certified USB-C cables, but the EU is nipping that in the bud. Read more...
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