Apple quietly published a press release announcing the long-rumored AirPods Pro wireless earphones. Not only are the upgraded AirPods Pro official, they are launching on Wednesday, October 30th. Apple detailed the design and features of the AirPods Pro, as well as their cost. The new design offers "truly immersive sound" along with Active Noise Cancellation and silicone ear tips for optimized fit.
Siri has been able to read text messages to you for a while now, but you have always had to ask first, or double tap your AirPods. Making for a truly hands free experience, iOS 13.2 lets Siri read incoming texts automatically, provided you have AirPods 2 or Powerbeats Pro. Here's how to have Siri read your texts to you as soon as you receive them on your iPhone:
Wireless charging is quick and convenient, with no Lightning cable required. Apple's latest devices all support the Qi wireless charging standard, which means there are many choices when it comes to charging pads, stands and other products. Even AirPods with a wireless charging case can be placed on a wireless charger, just like an iPhone. And iPhones can be charged wirelessly without removing a case.
Apple has announced AppleCare+ products for several models of headphones, such as AirPods, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Studio3 Wireless. For $29, owners of eligible headphones get complete AppleCare+ coverage including accidental damage repairs. AppleCare+ for Headphones does not cover loss or theft.
Yes, Apple offers AppleCare+ for Headphones for $29.
AirPods, Beats earphones, and Beats headphones are covered by a one year warranty from Apple. AppleCare+ extends this coverage to two years and adds two incidents of accidental damage repair (for a fee of $29 each).