Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus do not come with a 3.5mm audio jack, and Apple tried to make up for it by unveiling its first-ever truly wireless earbuds, called AirPods. But these earbuds are yet to be available for consumers, and seems like there could be further delays. A report has revealed what could be the real reason for these delays. Also Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 croreAlso Read - Apple iOS 15, iPadOS 15 beta 4 released: What’s new, how to download
Apple is said to be facing tech-related issues, which are preventing the company from launching the AirPods. Quoting a source familiar with the development, WSJ details what exactly is going wrong with the AirPods. In most wireless headsets, one earpiece receives a signal from a gadget via Bluetooth, and then transmits the signal to the other earpiece. But Apple has already said that both AirPod earpieces independently receive signals, which ensure both receive audio at the same time without any distortion. This is something Apple is trying to iron out, and it is also said to be figuring out what happens when a user loses one of the earpieces or the battery dies. Another reported problem centers on the built-in microphone s ability to transmit a user s voice without picking up excessive background noise in the process. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPads
While Apple hasn’t issued an official statement about these issues, it has made it clear that it won’t be launching the earbuds until all the issues are ironed out. “We don t believe in shipping a product before it s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers, an Apple spokesperson was recently quoted as saying. There are reports claiming that Apple will surely miss out on the lucrative Holiday Season, and the earliest we could see the AirPods in the market will be January 2017.
While Apple is grappling with these issues, other companies have been quick to launch competing wireless earphones. The likes of Bragi has launched Dash wireless-headphones, Jabra has its Elite Sport, Samsung has its IconX, and Motorola has launched VerveOnes. ALSO READ: These wireless earbuds by Crazybaby will give Apple s AirPods a run for their money