Lost Apple AirPods?
Apple announced their wireless version of EarPods on Wednesday at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco. The Apple AirPods. The AirPods are a new way of listening to music on your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and/or Apple Watch. This is done seamlessly with the touch of a button since they automatically connect to all your Apple devices. But with the release of these new AirPods and the removal of the 35mm headphone jack on both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, we are stuck with a whole bunch of unanswered questions.
One of the most widely asked of those questions is: “What to do if we lost Apple AirPods?” Well luckily, Apple has come up with a solution, of course, an expensive solution. But, a solution none the less. Apple stated to Mashable this past Thursday that Apple would be selling individual AirPod units to those who have had one damaged, lost, or stolen for $55. While that may not be cheap, you have to consider that the whole package itself is selling for $159. This package can be divided into different prices depending on the unit: $55 per AirPod (which is $110 in total), $30 for the charging case, and $20 for the Lightning to USB cable. This all adds up to the $160 price tag.
Now if you lose both of them or get them stolen, that’s another story. Of course, if you still have the case, you can go buy two AirPods for $110. But if you lose the case and the AirPods were inside, there’s nothing you can. Except buy another pair of AirPods for $160. Apple stated that there is no refund policy or any anti-theft technology embedded into the AirPods. With that said, you might want to take real good care of them. After all, you don’t want to have to pay another $160.
Personally, I would just stick a Tile GPS Tracker to the side of the charging case if I ever need to find it. Maybe Apple should have thought about that before placing too much of their faith in humanity thinking that we will never lose an AirPod. Or maybe, it’s just another business strategy. Whatever it is, take very good care of your AirPods if you decide to get them.
AirPods will be on sale in Late October.