Apple announced a new set of wireless earphones during their keynote today. Called the AirPods, they were unveiled to provide a solution to a lack of a headphone port on the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

These use a new chip called the Apple W1, and comes with an infrared sensor to detect when the headphones are plugged in your phone.

It also used motion sensors to allow you to control actions on your iPhone, or any other Apple device and features voice accelerators and beam forming microphones will also allow them you to use voice controls and talk wirelessly.

Interestingly, the AirPods will also detect when you have only one plugged in, and they will automatically route audio to that single AirPod.

To set them up, you open the box, yup, that’s it.

You simply open the box, and then your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or MacBook will bring up a UI to connect with the headphones, no pairing, no unpairing.

It comes with a battery life of up to 24 hours with the charging case, which means you will have to recharge them once you run out of juice, but a 15 minute charge will give you 3 hours of battery life.

They will cost $159 in the US, or £159 in the UK and will be available in late October.

Check out the video below for a quick look at the AirPods.

You can also find out more about them at the source link below.

Source: Apple

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