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Technology Why won’t Tim Cook pose with his own AirPods?

21:35  28 october  2019
21:35  28 october  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Leaks may have just revealed Apple’s totally new AirPods 3 design

  Leaks may have just revealed Apple’s totally new AirPods 3 design Even though Apple updated the AirPods earlier this year with a new H1 chip as well as a case that can recharge wirelessly, the company is still rumored to release a more substantial upgrade before the end of the year. Often referred to as "AirPods 3" in reports, the new wireless headphones are expected to have a brand new design, as well as a few notable features concerning both audio quality and health. An icon found inside the first iOS 13.2 beta already supports the idea that the new AirPods will feature a totally overhauled design, and someone has now created renders that might be our first look at Apple’s unreleased true wireless earbuds.

We all know Trump uses an iPhone, but does Tim Apple actually wear his own wireless headphones? I’m not sure what to believe in anymore — because the photographic evidence direct from Apple’s fearless leader has clearly been Photoshopped!

Tim Cook, Tim Cook are posing for a picture

Above, see Tim Cook’s Twitter profile picture before — and aftertoday’s AirPods Pro reveal. Below, find the before / after from back in March when Apple launched the AirPods 2:

And in a totally off-the-cuff, way-too-fast-to-be-sure image search, I didn’t find any other examples of Cook wearing AirPods, either. Suspicious! The closest was this 2016 ABC News interview (at 1:44) where he says he’s been wearing them for a while, he mimics holding a pair, but doesn’t actually model them.

What does it mean that, thrice now, the leader of the world’s most powerful tech company couldn’t be bothered to actually stick these gadgets in his ears for a photo op? I’m not going to begin to answer that, because it’s more fun to let you imagine, and definitely not because the actual answer is probably something obvious like “his time is too valuable to run his own Twitter account,” or “Apple is deathly afraid someone will snap a photo at the precise moment one of them accidentally falls out.”

Apple’s AirPods Pro are on sale just weeks after their release .
Less than a month after Apple released its AirPods Pro, they're on sale for $235 on Amazon. That $14 savings is a little surprising. It's unusual to see these things go on sale so soon, and it might irk some of the folks who bought them at full price a couple weeks ago. Normally $249, the AirPods Pro are Apple's best and most expensive true wireless earbuds yet. They offer refined design, better sound and more features, like active noise cancellation (ANC). They add transparency mode, on-board controls and silicone ear tips. They're rated as sweatproof (IPX4), and of course, they have hands-free Siri.

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