Apple's new AirPods Pro are here and they've become the internet's new favourite meme
Yesterday, Apple unveiled the soon-to-be-released AirPods Pro, a product which promises buyers five hours of battery life in addition to water-resistant and noise-cancelling features.
And it didn't take long for the people of the internet to notice the somewhat peculiar shape of the new earbuds. In fact, many likened their appearance with the Pokémon Bellsprout.Remember when Apple admitted to slowing down older models of iPhones:
This latest generation of the wireless earbuds have also been compared to hairdryers, showerheads, the Pixar lamp, the Peashooter from Plants vs. Zombies, and the mouth of the F.L.U.D.D from Super Mario Sunshine.
Despite all the roasting and the fairly steep price tag of $249, the earbuds, which still only come in white, are set to be a hit with customers, following the success of their initial release back in 2016.
So what would you be getting for your money? Well, the AirPods Pro will have a transparency mode that will allow you to hear sounds in the background while you're wearing them and have a "force sensor" that can be used to control music playback and activate transparency mode. They also have a feature called "Adaptive EQ" that "automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear."
Buyers will be provided with three sizes of silicone tips and can benefit from a software audio test that will inform you if you’ve selected the right-sized tip by "measuring the sound level in the ear and comparing it to what is coming from the speaker driver." Plus they support wireless charging and hands-free "Hey Siri" voice commands.
"AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. The one-tap setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them a beloved Apple product, and with AirPods Pro, we’re taking the magic even further," says Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortably with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family."
The AirPods Pro can be preordered today, before their official release tomorrow (October 30.)