People Are NOT Happy About Apple’s New Earbuds
Apple announcements (like yesterday’s big fall event) always come along with their fair share of excitement and buzz around what’s been done right and what’s been done oh-so-wrong. In the “woo” category is the fact that Apple has just announced that they’ve revamped their earbuds. In the “WTF” category is the fact that these (easy-to-lose) wireless earbuds will cost you a cool $160. That’s more than a little pricier than peeps expected… and they are not happy.
Though the earbuds come with a W1 wireless chip and have five hours of battery life, there are certainly drawbacks. The fact that they’re tiny and wireless have folks convinced they’ll be lost in the blink of an eye, not to mention that they require separate charging AND that you’ll need to shell out shy of $200 to pick ‘em up in the first place (not to mention a few hundred more when they’re inevitably lost).
— Massimiliano Spiccia (@mspiccia) September 7, 2016
Twitter was hit fast and furiously with reactions, with more than a few peeps expressing their disappointment…
Apple: our new iPhone 7 is waterproof
Apple: also, our non-universal earbuds are wireless and will cost $160
— grace w. (@gwil17) September 7, 2016
YOU KNOW THOSE TERRIBLE APPLE EARBUDS YOU NEVER USED?
NOW THEY'RE YOUR ONLY CHOICE OF HEADPHONE. pic.twitter.com/A6IdEotv9n
— エム・ビ・ティ (TM) (@MixedBerryTea) September 7, 2016
Every time I look at @Apple 's new mandatory wireless earbuds I feel like I already lost them.
— Jacob Rohling (@jacob_rohling) September 7, 2016
$159 for wireless earbuds? Thanks Apple just what we needed. Expensive, small and easy to lose stuff we can buy for like $2
— SteveChopz (@SteveChopz) September 7, 2016
So … how many kids will swallow those new Apple earbuds before the headphone jack comes back?
— Jackie Kucinich (@JFKucinich) September 7, 2016
Looooool they removed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7. I'm sorry but I can't afford to buy ur stupid earbuds every month Apple
— Nia (@niiiahhh) September 7, 2016
*camps out at Apple Store for a week beforehand to spend $600 on new iphone and $160 on piece of shit earbuds I will lose in a week*
— alex (@SKRollins) September 7, 2016
While others were ready to call it then and there…
Rip apple earbuds
— Anythony♐️ (@ltsAnt_) September 7, 2016
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