Will Apple's AirPods work with the iPhone 4s?

Apple's AirPods were unveiled alongside the iPhone 7 on September 7, 2016. The wireless earbuds were introduced due the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack and a as step towards Apple's "wireless future." While the AirPods were designed because of the iPhone 7 they were not specifically designed for the new iPhone. Unfortunately, the AirPods only support the iPhone 5 or higher running iOS 10 and later, and they will not support earlier devices like the iPhone 4s.