By now, everybody knows that Apple has removed the earphone jack to replace it with the “Airpods”. This technology is exclusive to Apple’s Iphone 7 which is due to be released this month. The reactions that this modification got were a mix of anger and confusion. Anger because most people are attached to their current earphones, and confusion because some just don’t actually see the reason behind the change. Here are some of the reasons why most people think the Airpods are a terrible idea.
1. They are easy to lose.
Anyone who’s seen the Airpods knows that there is a big chance that people are going to start misplacing them at once. These Airpods are tiny and it’s really easy to lose one by dropping it in the streets, losing track of them in your bag or leaving them at a restaurant.
2. You’re bound to run out of batteries.
According to Apple, these Airpods can last up to 5 hours of use. However, a hardcore earphone user would know that 5 hours is pretty short especially when you’re traveling. It can also be a hassle to charge your earphones every now and then, and you might even end up forgetting to do this, which can be a disaster the next day.
3. They are super expensive.
In Apple’s recent announcement, they mentioned that the Airpods are going to be sold at $160 in the market. This is over 16 times of the regular earphones which sell at around $10 or less. Because of this, Apple users are complaining that this overpriced accessory will never replace the good old wired earphones.
4. They probably didn’t think much about the design.
If you’ve actually seen the new Airpod’s design, you would know that they don’t really hit the aesthetics part quite well. They look like they were cut from original wired earphones and quite frankly, looks really ridiculous.
5. The major selling point doesn’t really sell.
One of Apple’s major selling points when it comes to the new Airpods is its ability to automatically recognize the Apple device that you are using and switch accordingly. This caused some questions to arise because some users use both devices at the same time. Although there must be a way to turn the feature off, it still got some of the customers confused. It’s obviously not a very good selling point to make customers pay $160 dollars for an accessory.
To make it simple, people don’t want their earphone jacks removed because they don’t see anything wrong with it. However, Apple’s decision will stick as iPhone 7 is well on it’s way to the worldwide market. Everywhere, people are sharing Apple’s viral iPhone 7 video and some are actually excited to buy them as soon as they are released. With Apple products such as the iPhone 6, 6s and 6 plus being an international success, there is no telling on whether the iPhone 7 will have the same impact worldwide. For now, let’s keep our fingers crossed and wait for more reviews.
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