AirPods are wireless Bluetooth earbuds designed by Apple Inc They were first announced on September 7, 2016, alongside the iPhone 7.
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The most recent model, AirPods, are a replacement to the 1st and 2nd Generation models, although the 2nd Generation is still sold on Apple's website.
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AirPods contain a proprietary Apple W1 SoC processor which helps optimize battery use as well as the Bluetooth 4.
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The AirPods are capable of holding a charge of around five hours.
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Production of the first-generation AirPods was discontinued on March 20, 2019, after the second generation was released.
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Second-generation AirPods can be purchased with the same charging case as the first generation, or for an additional price bundled with the Wireless Charging Case, which can be used with Qi chargers.
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The second generation AirPods remained on sale with a price cut following the release of the third generation in October 2021, but are now only available with the lightning charging case.
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Apple claims increased battery life, with AirPods lasting six hours and the charging case providing up to 30 hours.
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The third generation AirPods were released on October 26, 2021, and are priced at $179.
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AirPods are compatible with any device that supports Bluetooth 4.
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In 2018, AirPods were Apple's most popular accessory product, with 35 million units sold.
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