Instead of coming with physical volume controls like Apple's EarPods, Apple's AirPods includes a "double tap" feature that invokes Siri for users to play music, skip tracks and answer calls. Anyone who has used Siri knows that the voice assitant can sometimes be unreliable, and this is why you'll probably want to reprogram your AirPods once they're setup.
Apple's AirPods went from being a meme to being one of the most requested and popular gifts of the 2018 shopping season. The earpods are popular due to their wireless design, and have become a status symbol for those lucky enough to own a pair. AirPods feature a simple one-tap setup to connect to any compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac model. They also deliver both crystal clear audio and phone calls, while giving users quick access to Apple's voice assitant, Siri.
Apple continues its launch of new products this week with a sequel to its wireless AirPods. The refresh features a variety of improvements over the 1st generation model, which was in short supply after its release in December 2016. Since then, AirPods have become one of Apple's most successful accessories. So what new features come with the AirPods 2nd generation?
The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch remember Bluetooth devices forever after the first pairing. For iOS users with a long list of Bluetooth devices, it might be time for some house cleaning. Removing old or unused Bluetooth devices from Settings can reduce confusion and simplify your life. Once paired, a Bluetooth device can easily be removed.
AirPods and headphones connected to the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch normally deliver audio in full stereo. In fact, even the external speakers on recent models offer stereo sound. However, there are times when mono audio may be preferred. One reason why iPhone owners might disable stereo would be to share AirPods or a single set of headphones between two people.