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NEW PODS, WHO DIS?
Remember when the only people who wore wireless blue-tooth headsets were cabbies and used car salesmen? My how the times have changed.
Apple announced its second-gen AirPods on Wednesday and black-turtleneck-donning fanboys haven’t been this hot and bothered since that U2 album automatically downloaded on iOS devices.
And the new specs are tiiight: a new, faster H1 chip (so long, W1!), speedier device-connectivity time, 50% more talk time, and “Hey Siri” compatibility which allows you to wake up Siri hands-free … and will undoubtedly cause chaos in households with someone named Siri.
Not to mention, the new headphones will be equipped with a wireless charging case (for an extra $40) ... and will be referred to as "Dealpods" by at least 47% more of your friends than the first iteration.
Apple hopes that wearables, like the Apple Watch and AirPods, will help offset its sputtering iPhone business which currently accounts for two-thirds of revenue. The plan so crazy it just might work seems to have a fighting chance, with wearable's revenue rising 35% last year to more than $17B in 2018.
But that’s not all! Apple announced a slew of other products this week including a new iPad and iMac ahead of an event next Monday. Rumor has it (read: it definitely will) that Apple will unveil its new TV streaming service at the shindig which one can only hope will be less awkward than the Elon Musk Model Y event.
And the AirPower, a wireless charging pad that can juice up multiple devices at once, appears to be in the pipeline. Who needs iPhone sales anyway?
Apple Launches New AirPods in Wearables Push [WSJ]
IN OTHER NEWS
- Google was hit with a $1.7B antitrust fine in the EU
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