Is this a misprint?

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  1. ardchoille

    ardchoille Well-Known Member

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    I just took this screenshot while looking over the iPhone 7 specs at Apple's website. Notice the description and picture for the EarPods? I thought the EarPods were wireless. Have I been reading the wrong news articles?

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    For the nice amount of 179 € in the Austrian Apple Store you can purchase wireless AirPods. Those that come with the iPhone 7 are not wireless.
     
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    Ear pods and Air pods - they sound similar, but the Air Pods, not available until October, have short stems and use Bluetooth connectivity.
     
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    While the new AirPods use Bluetooth LE to initiate the connection, the new W1 chip in the AirPods does most of the work.
     
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    Thank you all for the replies. Some of the news articles that I've read made it sound like the Bluetooth AirPods were all that would be available. Now that I know the Lightning EarPods will be included with the phones, the removal of the headphone jack doesn't seem such a bad idea.
     
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    It gets better. The phone also includes a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter so you can use any headphones you have laying around.
     
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    And Belkin already has a splitter for sale so you can use headphones and charge your iPhone at the same time.
     
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    Yeah, the problem is that too many people are blowing this way out of proportion.
     
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    Do you know whether or not the AirPods (wireless) will work with previous iPhone models? Or is there something in the iPhone 7 that is required?
     
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    They require an iCloud account, and macOS Sierra, iOS 10 or watchOS 3.
     
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    Ios10 is required. They work with any device that will run it.
     
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    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's interesting, Johanna. So they'll work with Macs running Sierra? Didn't realize that.
     
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    I found it in their descriptions in the Apple Store.
     
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    Interesting, so they'll work here even though I don't have an iPhone 7. Good to know.
     
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    I love these forums! So informative and educational.
     
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