Will Apple's AirPods work with the iPhone 5 or 5c?

Apple introduced it's much talked about AirPods alongside the new iPhone 7, leaving many hopeful owners wondering: will the AirPods will work with older model iPhones?

Yes, Apple's AirPods are supported by all three iPhone 5 models, including the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. AirPods support any device running iOS 10 or later, watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra. This means the AirPods also support the sixth-generation iPod touch, iPhone SE and all iPhone 6 models and later. The wireless earbuds also work with most iPad models, the Apple Watch and even your Mac.