Have you ever wondered why AirPods are so popular? Why have they been such a huge trend? AirPods were released on December 13th, 2016. but this past Christmas was beneficial to the Apple company due to so many people purchasing the Apple product. If you observe closely when walking down the McMahon hallways, you’ll realize the amount of students wearing AirPods, but why? What makes AirPods so appealing?
According to McMahon students, especially the athletes, the feature of no wires is more beneficial than just the way it looks.
“AirPods are great for athletes, I don’t have to worry about the wires getting in the way when I’m working out at the gym,” said McMahon star swimmer Henry Velasquez (‘20).
Soccer player Aly Molina (‘21) agreed, “If anyone runs with regular headphones they know it sometimes becomes irritating when the wire starts to move around with you while you’re running and you try to find a place to put it. They’re discrete and there’s no problem with them getting in the way of your work out.”
However AirPods have many other flaws, due to Apple’s recent iPhone releases, which now require an adapter if users want to charge and use wireless headphones at the same time, many iPhone users got sick of this and used AirPods as a way out.
“I was really annoyed with having to bring two different sets of headphones with me to school (one set for my phone and one set for my computer),” said Molina (‘21).
The technology has also been an amazing asset of the trending product. You can easily pause a song by tapping on one of the pods and skip a song by tapping on the other. AirPods connect to your phone through Bluetooth. To charge your AirPods you simply place them back in the case, and to charge you’re case you must plug the lightning cable into the connector on your case (which comes with Airpods) and then plug the other end of the cable into a USB port.
Although the apple product just recently became a huge thing in Norwalk despite the product being released a few years ago, AirPods have predicted to have selling numbers from 50-55 million by next year, and increase to 100-110 million by 2021.
AirPods have overall been a huge impact of late 2018 and 2019 to apple consumers, especially the youth. I’ve had AirPods for a few months now and I’ve had a great experience with them so far,” Molina (‘21) claimed.
Apple fans have even more fantastic news coming up this year. It has said to be that “AirPods 2” will be released in 2019. There has been multiple rumors that they will be released in the first half of this year. This device will surely shake the world.