Apple Unveils AirPods Headphones, Internet Sure They’ll Lose Them Immediately
Wireless. Effortless. Magical. Tiny. Unattached to Anything. So Easy to Lose.
Apple unveiled the new iPhone 7 at their annual event today (September 7), in a presentation sandwiched between a special “Carpool Karaoke” and a performance by Sia. In addition to exciting features like a vastly improved camera and a water-resistant body, Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller confirmed the 7’s long-rumored absence of a headphone jack. For those who, as Schiller put it, still want to “tether ourselves to these mobile devices” like cave people, we’ll have the option to use the Lightning-connected EarPods included with the phone, or an also-included adapter for “legacy” headphones. But they really want you to be excited about the brand-new AirPods, which have really cool tech and dangle from your skull like some newfangled earrings for your ear canal.
Will AirPod snatching become the subway chain-snatching of the future? They’re just gonna sit there in your ears, ripe for the plucking. And has anyone told Apple the most infuriating quality of their otherwise great Apple TV remote is how its small, “sleek” design allows it to get buried in every conceivable nook and cranny of your home/couch/life, inciting mania when all you want to do is rewind 30 seconds on that Stranger Things episode?
Upon the reveal of the $159 AirPods, which will be available in October, just about everyone on the Internet realized they’d lose these gorgeous little audio advancements instantly. Check out a roundup of the funniest AirPods reactions below.
You'll constantly lose one of them and then have to replace entire pair. U heard it here first – Air Pods will be the new socks. #AppleEvent
— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) September 7, 2016
These little Airpods. Sis I lose KEYS! How will I keep track of these?!
— To Be Clear (@MikelleStreet) September 7, 2016
Product idea: long white tether cords you can attach to your AirPods so you don't lose them. Maybe they could plug straight into phone too.
— Josh Ong (@beijingdou) September 7, 2016
I'm really excited to lose my first set of #AirPods in my filthy, bottomless purse!
— Ella Dawson (@brosandprose) September 7, 2016
— Shelled Silverstein (@zmorvant) September 7, 2016
— Melanism (@Melanism) September 7, 2016
when ur reunited with all ur lost airpods in heaven pic.twitter.com/rHacZM1Ozd
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) September 7, 2016
Instead of paying $159 for AirPods, how bout I just tear the in half, lose 1/2 now and stash the rest in a drawer in case I find it again
— Erik (@ErikMKlein) September 7, 2016
I’m gonna lose AirPods. All. The. Time.
“FOR SALE: left AirPod only.”
— Joe Penna (@MysteryGuitarM) September 7, 2016
You simple fools are going to pay $160 for Airpods, which you will have to charge and immediately lose in a bar. Sweet simpletons
— Judy Rear (@Pschlarm) September 7, 2016
I keep calling AirPods "airbuds" and thinking about tiny golden retriever athletes getting lost.
— spoooooooky (@jiggatravels) September 7, 2016
— Lux (@Callux) September 7, 2016
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