Yes, AirPods are Bluetooth headphones that can be paired and used with non-Apple computers and devices.
Apple has highlighted several ways in which AirPods will work seamlessly with Apple devices. In fact, all of the best features of AirPods require iOS 10, watchOS 3 or macOS Sierra to function. This includes quick pairing and smooth automatic transitions between different Apple devices.
Late October is here, and Apple has announced a delay in the AirPods release date. While an official ship date for the wireless AirPods has never been revealed, the company was originally planning to launch the new headphones around this time. An Apple spokesperson explained to TechCrunch, "We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers."
As expected, Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last week. Much of the ensuing buzz has centered around Apple's removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Like it or not, this still leaves two options to connect headphones to the latest iPhone models: wireless Bluetooth audio or wired headphones. There has been a lot of confusion surrounding this change, with many Apple fans believing that the company will ship the iPhone 7 with wireless AirPods. Let's bring some clarity to what's happened.
Apple's AirPods have a simple one-tap setup process that syncs them to any compatible device through your iCloud account. Your AirPods should always be on and connected to your device after the initial setup is complete. Your device needs to be running iOS 10 or later and is also needs to be connected to your iCloud account. You can check what iOS your device is running by navigating to Settings > General > About. From here you can see what version of iOS you're running in the Version section.