As expected, Apple released new hardware today, introducing the AirPods Max over-ear headphones.
Apple issued a memo last week, telling technicians to be prepared for changes to AppleCare, along with new SKUs and product descriptions. The memo indicated the company was preparing to release new hardware, likely something that would take advantage of the holiday buying season.
The company announced the AirPods Max today, its next evolution of the popular line headphones.
“AirPods are the most popular headphones in the world, beloved for their effortless setup, incredible sound quality, and iconic design. With AirPods Max, we are bringing that magical AirPods experience to a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The custom acoustic design, combined with powerful H1 chips, and advanced software enable AirPods Max to use computational audio to wirelessly deliver the ultimate personal listening experience.”
The AirPods Max feature a wealth of high-end features, including “a custom acoustic design, H1 chips, and advanced software to power computational audio for a breakthrough listening experience with Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, and spatial audio.”
The headphones are available in five colors and can be ordered today, with availability starting next Tuesday, December 15.