Apple said to be upgrading AirPods with 'Hey Siri' & better water resistance

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  • Reply 21 of 50
    lmac said:
    I bought a set but I don't use them much. The double-tap to play/pause is useful but I'd like to control volume without digging out the phone. Hey Siri is unreliable.
    So far Hey Siri has been flawless contolling music volume on the HomePod.  Perhaps it’s an upgraded version that will also go into next gen AirPods...
    edited February 2018 racerhomie3watto_cobra
  • Reply 22 of 50
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 21,283member
    Kudos to @gatorguy predicting this development (in the comments about the smart speaker satisfaction survey) 3 hours after this article was published!
    3 hours before or after???
    Before Appleinsider. But after Bloomberg about an hour earlier had mentioned there was a rumor about it.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 23 of 50
    AdambombAdambomb Posts: 12unconfirmed, member
    Please include an option to MUTE during a call on the ear pieces and not the case, Please and Thank You 
  • Reply 24 of 50
    Kudos to @gatorguy predicting this development (in the comments about the smart speaker satisfaction survey) 3 hours after this article was published!
    3 hours before or after???
    After.  So perhaps not so impressive :-)
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 25 of 50
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 21,283member
    Kudos to @gatorguy predicting this development (in the comments about the smart speaker satisfaction survey) 3 hours after this article was published!
    3 hours before or after???
    After.  So perhaps not so impressive :-)
    Post 23.... ;)
  • Reply 26 of 50
    lmac said:
    I bought a set but I don't use them much. The double-tap to play/pause is useful but I'd like to control volume without digging out the phone. Hey Siri is unreliable.
    Get an Apple Watch.  Wireless AirPod remote control on your wrist.  I didn't buy either device specifically because of that synergy, but it's very nice to have (especially since the latest watch OS revision that puts the Now Playing screen front and center when appropriate).
    watto_cobrabrucemc
  • Reply 27 of 50
    shevshev Posts: 81member
    Great. love the AirPods, easily the best thing I bought in 2017. painted mine black though so would love a black pair or white pair. have left for playpause and right for skips track so hey Siri would be useful for volume controls. fully waterproof would the ultimate feature. the thought of wearing them in the shower getting ready for work is awesome ha
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 28 of 50
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,079member
    schlack said:
    When these were announced I thought they looked absurd. I've done a 180 and now I want some! But I can't buy until Apple makes a case that closes with silicone hooks on the AirPods because they don't stay in my ear without them (and I don't want to take them off and store them separately every time I put them away)
    Have you actually tried them?  I always have trouble getting headphones to fit my ears as well.  But my AirPods are great.  They don't fully seal, but they have never fallen out, either.  

    I love my set.  I discovered that my EarPods would fall out because of the wire, not the shape.  I'm a musician, so I can speak to sound quality.  Granted, they are not reference headphones.  But they sound very good for casual listening, especially when I most of what I listen to is spoken podcasts.  The music that I have listened to sounds great, considering they are wireless earbuds. 

    I couldn't be happier.  Only think would maybe be longer battery life in between case charges.  
    randominternetpersonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 29 of 50
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 21,283member
    sdw2001 said:
    schlack said:
    When these were announced I thought they looked absurd. I've done a 180 and now I want some! But I can't buy until Apple makes a case that closes with silicone hooks on the AirPods because they don't stay in my ear without them (and I don't want to take them off and store them separately every time I put them away)
    Have you actually tried them?  I always have trouble getting headphones to fit my ears as well.  But my AirPods are great.  They don't fully seal, but they have never fallen out, either.  

    I love my set.  I discovered that my EarPods would fall out because of the wire, not the shape.  I'm a musician, so I can speak to sound quality.  Granted, they are not reference headphones.  But they sound very good for casual listening, especially when I most of what I listen to is spoken podcasts.  The music that I have listened to sounds great, considering they are wireless earbuds. 

    I couldn't be happier.  Only think would maybe be longer battery life in between case charges.  
    "Good enough" sound is what some here are bringing up as negative about the Echo's and cheaper Homes.
    muthuk_vanalingamspliff monkey
  • Reply 30 of 50
    gatorguy said:
    sdw2001 said:
    schlack said:
    When these were announced I thought they looked absurd. I've done a 180 and now I want some! But I can't buy until Apple makes a case that closes with silicone hooks on the AirPods because they don't stay in my ear without them (and I don't want to take them off and store them separately every time I put them away)
    Have you actually tried them?  I always have trouble getting headphones to fit my ears as well.  But my AirPods are great.  They don't fully seal, but they have never fallen out, either.  

    I love my set.  I discovered that my EarPods would fall out because of the wire, not the shape.  I'm a musician, so I can speak to sound quality.  Granted, they are not reference headphones.  But they sound very good for casual listening, especially when I most of what I listen to is spoken podcasts.  The music that I have listened to sounds great, considering they are wireless earbuds. 

    I couldn't be happier.  Only think would maybe be longer battery life in between case charges.  
    "Good enough" sound is what some here are bringing up as negative about the Echo's and cheaper Homes.
    Lol EarPods are not for premium audio.
    but AAC is quite awesome.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 31 of 50
    I love mine so much , I cannot explain it.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 32 of 50
    lmac said:
    I bought a set but I don't use them much. The double-tap to play/pause is useful but I'd like to control volume without digging out the phone. Hey Siri is unreliable.
    Sell them off on eBay or Craigslist.
  • Reply 33 of 50
    gatorguy said:
    Kudos to @gatorguy predicting this development (in the comments about the smart speaker satisfaction survey) 3 hours after this article was published!
    3 hours before or after???
    After.  So perhaps not so impressive :-)
    Post 23.... ;)
    I'm just saying, this story has a timestamp of 5am and your comment was posted at 8am.  

    But in all seriousness, I do believe that you posted your comment before you saw the story here.
  • Reply 34 of 50
    gatorguy said:
    sdw2001 said:
    schlack said:
    When these were announced I thought they looked absurd. I've done a 180 and now I want some! But I can't buy until Apple makes a case that closes with silicone hooks on the AirPods because they don't stay in my ear without them (and I don't want to take them off and store them separately every time I put them away)
    Have you actually tried them?  I always have trouble getting headphones to fit my ears as well.  But my AirPods are great.  They don't fully seal, but they have never fallen out, either.  

    I love my set.  I discovered that my EarPods would fall out because of the wire, not the shape.  I'm a musician, so I can speak to sound quality.  Granted, they are not reference headphones.  But they sound very good for casual listening, especially when I most of what I listen to is spoken podcasts.  The music that I have listened to sounds great, considering they are wireless earbuds. 

    I couldn't be happier.  Only think would maybe be longer battery life in between case charges.  
    "Good enough" sound is what some here are bringing up as negative about the Echo's and cheaper Homes.
    I have a pair of Bose in-ear headphones that sound better than Apple wired and wireless buds (probably only because they are sound isolating).  Having said that, I haven't use the Bose ones in a year or so because I can only wear then for a few hours comfortably.  I can literally wear my AirPods all day and forget that I even have them in.  Sound isolation would be a plus, but not a must-have feature for me--especially if it changes the fit/comfort.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 35 of 50
    lkrupp said:
    ivanh said:
    We want a “durable” product. Not something “aged” in just a year.


    These look quite durable. Try eBay.
    And you think this joke is on the level. Right. Try something better. Actually I use Sennheisers that outperforms and outlasts Apple and while "old" it still has timless style. You may want to stick out your nose from Apple Store and go visit Sennheisser or Bang & Olufsen. Then we can talk.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 36 of 50
    I love my AirPods but it would be great if Apple could make them “impossibly thin”.  While they’re at it I think they should remove the headphone part of the AirPods anyway...this is 2018 after all.  Who needs legacy technology??  
  • Reply 37 of 50
    They have been terrific and sounds for me is exceptional for the price. Now you can forward and rewind with a tap they are even better. Agreed, i like the fact I can hear traffic around me.
    lolliverwatto_cobra
  • Reply 38 of 50
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member
    lkrupp said:
    ivanh said:
    We want a “durable” product. Not something “aged” in just a year.


    These look quite durable. Try eBay.
    And you think this joke is on the level. Right. Try something better. Actually I use Sennheisers that outperforms and outlasts Apple and while "old" it still has timless style. You may want to stick out your nose from Apple Store and go visit Sennheisser or Bang & Olufsen. Then we can talk.
    In what way your pile of equipment is comparable to this product, the specs and features are totally different, maybe you could stay on point buddy.

    That's like saying the fracking Porsche RS GT2 is also a better car than the airpods.., but so what, WTF is the point you are making!
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 39 of 50

    This is good news and explains why I was getting so frustrated using my Airpods while driving the other day.  I just bought a HomePod and love love love how responsive it is (compared to Alexa - it responds to my turn lights on/off commands in about 1.0 seconds compared to close to 2.0 secs for Alexa using Belkin wemo light switches with the new Wemo switch for HomePod control).  But, I'm driving down the road trying to switch channels on Apple Music, skip songs, etc. by saying "Hey Siri..." it doesn't work unless my phone is nearby but I have to yell and it is slow and clunky (da ding) compared to the seamless experience with the HomePod. It's funny how the HomePod has "trained" me to expect other Apple services to work the same way (AirPods with Apple Music).

    Now only if the HomePod would support other music services... 

    $9.95/mo for the son using Spotify (those kids love that Spotify)...
    $14.95/mo for Amazon Music family subscription (so all 8 of my Alexa devices throughout the house can play music)
    $9.95/mo for Apple Music so I can play music on the HomePod the way it was intended

    Sheeeeeeez!!!!

    The HP does support other music services -- as with any AirPlay wifi speaker, you can beam any audio source to it as normal. Your son can open his Spotify app and send his music on over to the HP. So what if he doesn't get voice control over it and "has" to use the app? This was entirely normal and not a supposed issue until this month.
    Yeah, but let’s be honest - using an app and AirPlay with HomePod is so 2017.  All the magic is in controlling HomePod with your voice!
  • Reply 40 of 50
    chasmchasm Posts: 1,703member
    I am rather skeptical of this report for two reasons:

    First, the AirPods are already exactly as waterproof (actually, more so) right now as the future ones described in this article. Evidence: http://www.redmondpie.com/are-apple-airpods-waterproof-find-out-in-this-water-and-drop-test/

    Second, there is flatly no way Apple is going to bring out new AirPods with new features every year like they do the iPhone. I should think they'd get updated about as often as the Apple TV or the Apple Watch, about every two-to-three years. IMO, Apple will update the AirPods only when some notable technological change offers a real advantage over the current ones. At present there is zero threat to AirPods from truly-wireless earbuds from anyone else, so bringing some new ones out (with the described incredibly minor-to-nonexistant improvements) in the near future would simply anger those who made the investment in the first set. Certainly there will be some new AirPods at some point ... but the source article gets one major prediction obviously wrong, and seems highly speculative on the second prediction. To quote the Magic 8-ball "my sources say no."
    randominternetpersonwatto_cobra
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