Apple brought the ‘mini revolution’ in the wireless industry by announcing “true” wireless earbuds called AirPods. It is supposed to act as a perfect substitute in the absence of 3.5mm headphone jack on latest iPhone models. Apple already demoed it on stage, and some of the major tech websites reviewed them right after the launch. Additionally, Apple promised us to bring them at the end of October 2016, but we haven’t received the concrete launch date yet. We surely know that Apple is struggling to overcome issues with AirPods, but up until now, we don’t know what the reason is.
Today, WSJ has come up with a new report, which is the best explanation till today but may not be the accurate one. According to a person familiar with the development of AirPods, Apple is struggling to fix syncing issues. When you dig deeper, Apple has designed both AirPods to receive signal independently from any connected device, unlike the conventional Bluetooth earpiece. In this case, Apple should make sure that the sound reaches to both AirPods at the same time and there shouldn’t be any delay to avoid unevenness in the sound. Apple may be having a tough time to fix this one. Moreover, Apple should find the solution for what should happen when the battery dies in one of the earpieces or lost the connection. Here is what WSJ report says,
A person familiar with the development of the AirPod said the trouble appears to stem from Apple’s effort to chart a new path for wireless headphones. In most other wireless headphones, only one earpiece receives a signal from the phone via wireless Bluetooth technology; it then transmits the signal to the other earpiece.
Apple has said AirPod earpieces each receive independent signals from an iPhone, Mac or other Apple device. But Apple must ensure that both earpieces receive audio at the same time to avoid distortion, the person familiar with their development said. That person said Apple also must resolve what happens when a user loses one of the earpieces or the battery dies.
We cannot say that this is the actual reason, but this is the best explanation available till date. It seems Apple will miss the holiday season and fanboys may need to wait more time before they get this fancy AirPods to give a try. Will you wait for AirPods or looking to opt for alternative Bluetooth earbuds? Let us know in the comment section below.