If you want to enjoy a song or movie in private, the only way you can do so is through the use of headphones which prevents other people from hearing what you’re hearing. However, sometimes headphones aren’t comfortable for extended periods of time, and it also makes it harder for you to hear what’s going on around you.
When Apple released the HomePod, Apple actually put out an advisory in which they recommended that users not to place the speakers on wooden surfaces or furnitures. This is because the HomePod comes with a silicon base that has the potential to leave marks especially on wooden surfaces.
While the rumors about the new iPhones were pretty much spot on, when it comes to the accessories, those have been kind of all over the place. It was rumored that Apple could unveil a new pair of headphones at the iPhone event, but that did not come to pass. It was later rumored that the AirPods Studio has since been delayed to 2021.
Last month, Apple announced the HomePod mini, a smaller and cheaper version of the HomePod for just $99. It’s a pretty good deal all things considered, but in the event that it ever gets damaged and you need to pay Apple to get it fixed, you might want to just buy a new model instead.
When Apple first debuted the HomePod, it was expensive as far as smart speakers were concerned, and it never quite took off the way Apple had hoped. However, it seems that the company could be making up for that with the HomePod mini because according to the estimated delivery times, the dates are starting to slip.
Given how small the AirPods are and the fact that they are completely wireless, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were easily lost or dropped. In fact, over in Japan, it was reported that over the course of three months, nearly one thousand earbuds were dropped onto train tracks, accounting for a quarter of all dropped items.
The problem with the Apple Watch is that it typically relies on users to pair the smartwatch with an iPhone. The cellular version of the Apple Watch does reduce its dependence on the iPhone, but when it comes to third-party apps, it’s a bit of a mixed bag as it’s up to the developer to choose to create a standalone app designed for the Apple Watch.
As the HomePod is basically an Apple product, it’s not surprising that it only works with Apple services like Apple Music. However, if you’re not an Apple Music subscriber, you’ll be pleased to learn that in a recent update, HomePod and HomePod mini owners will be able to stream Pandora directly through the HomePod.
If you have recently bought a pair of AirPods Pro from Apple, it seems that you could be eligible for a free replacement unit. This is according to a support document on Apple’s website in which they state that AirPods manufactured before October 2020 could fall victim to some sound-related issues.
If you’re a guitar player, then there’s a very good chance you might own several pedals. These pedals, for those unfamiliar, help guitar players create and adjust their guitar’s sounds to their liking, whether it be adding a crunchy distortion, a fuzzy overdrive, or the wah sound of a face-melting guitar solo, these pedals help guitarists accomplish that.
Given that a lot of speakers these days are going wireless, it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that the same can be said for guitar amplifiers too. In fact, Yamaha has been doing that for a while now, and the company is back with their latest model in the form of the Yamaha THR30IIA.
Given the sheer number of videos that are uploaded and streamed, it would not be realistic to expect that platforms like Twitch or YouTube have human moderators to moderate every single one. This usually means that these platforms need to rely on automated systems to look out for content that might violate their terms of service.
Both Apple’s AirPods and AirPods Pro have not been refreshed for more than a year, but then again these are earphones and might not necessarily need to be refreshed on an annual basis. However, if you feel that both the AirPods and AirPods Pro could stand to be improved upon, 2021 could be the year to keep an eye out for the update.
Apple’s decision to remove accessories included with the iPhone 12 has been met with derision by many on the internet, but it seems that maybe those critics are a minority because according to a report from DigiTimes, it appears that Apple’s strategy is already starting to pay dividends for the company.