The announcement of Apple's new AirPods, though, has already generated strong and funny opinions on social media with some users, brands, and media personalities. Many mocked the headphones' unique design.
The AirPods are almost literally magical. Since I first tried ‘em, using earbuds with wires attached has felt hopelessly quaint. #appleevent— Noah Witherspoon (@mahalis) September 7, 2016
true innovation would have been replacing the headphone jack with a flapjack pic.twitter.com/xrdlS2Q8IY— Denny's (@DennysDiner) September 7, 2016
For instance, will AirPods come in sizes to fit all ears? Or one size, likely based on the model of a male ear?— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) September 7, 2016
Next week: Apple launches "tethered Airpods" to tackle lost-earpiece-syndrome. pic.twitter.com/u1L4TFX8v6— Nick Garnett (@NickGarnettBBC) September 7, 2016
Others poked fun at the AirPods' name.
But a lot of jokes were made at how easily users will lose or misplace their AirPods,
I have already lost 27 pairs of these headphones by lookin at the photos alone. https://t.co/OkuemxIXpm— Halle Cooper (@hallemcooper24) September 7, 2016
AirPods. You’ve already lost them in your couch.— Paul Fidalgo (@PaulFidalgo) September 7, 2016
How to Talk to a Woman Wearing Airpods— Chris Kohler (@kobunheat) September 7, 2016
1) Wait 5 minutes for her to drop the Airpods down a sewer grate
BUSINESS IDEA: Pokemon Go, but for finding lost AirPods— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) September 7, 2016
When you can't find your AirPods anywhere pic.twitter.com/t6sUfLT1oA— Super Deluxe (@superdeluxe) September 7, 2016
Will AirPods be water resistant for when they fall in the toilet?— Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) September 7, 2016
Not all reactions to the AirPods were negative. Some social media users responded positively to the new earphones.
I'm ok with no 3.5mm jack. Airpods look slick and not clunky 3.5mm to lightning adapter is included w/ phone. Worthy trade for water resist— Andrew Campbell (@TheAndyCamps) September 7, 2016
Photos from Apple's iPhone 7 event in San Francisco