We all come to expect new hardware from Apple on September each year and this year was no different at all. They announced the new generation iPhone (iPhone 7 and 7 plus), the next generation Apple watch (now called series 2) and a surprise product: The Apple Airpods.
The new iPhones do not have the classic 3.5mm jack and that is why they decided to encourage people to either use the lightning earpods included in the box or try their insanely priced ($159) Airpods.
This was a bold move by Apple to come up with these wireless earbuds and people on Twitter following the events of the keynote immediately started making fun of these weird earbuds.
So Apple killed the headphone jack and someone decided to liken this with a pop culture reference (Titanic film)
Don't let go jack… pic.twitter.com/KcXTcfMsCB
— Joel (@joelbrags) September 7, 2016
A guy decided he will never buy those Airpods at the ridiculous price Apple slapped on them
— Lux (@Callux) September 7, 2016
What if you lose the Airpods because THEY ARE WIRELESS
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 7, 2016
Some people were so sure they would lose them
I don't even own the new iPhone yet but I can guarantee you I have already lost one of my AirPod ear buds.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) September 7, 2016
I see what you did there wise guy
The new AirPod wireless headphones should come with some sort of cable so you don't lose them.
— Kelvin Hoyle (@kelvin_hoyle) September 7, 2016
If you lose the Airpods in church, you will have to make an announcement
"If anyone has seen my left headphone, please return it to me after tithes & offering." pic.twitter.com/th0icfUOPo
— Martin Loser Payne (@c_drew_) September 7, 2016
This is SO ACCURATE
— Victor Baro (@victorbaro) September 7, 2016
If you buy those $159 Airpods, this summarizes your day to day life
* drops AirPods on bus *
*One AirPod falls out while running *
*AirPod falls out of ear and rolls*
— Sarah Skar Karlan (@SkarSkarSkar) September 7, 2016
Since Apple essentially killed the headphone jack connector from their iPhone, it was only befitting to honour it with this.
— Anthony Fraga (@anthonyfraga_) September 8, 2016
“Only 90’s kids will remember this” meme phrase had to make an appearance
Only 90s kids will remember this pic.twitter.com/R0xKPF8sBK
— Goose (@GooseyMane) September 7, 2016
Apple ventured rather dramatically into the wireless earphones arena and although it is not a popular product from the comments, you will be surprised how well they sell.