During the unveiling of HomePod mini at Tuesday’s Apple event, Apple introduced an upcoming new feature called Intercom that works across all Apple devices with the exception, it would seem, of Mac.
Intercom will enable family members to communicate with each other wherever they are in the home, with the ability to send and receive spoken messages via HomePod speakers. If a family member is in the garden or away from home, they can still use Intercom on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and even CarPlay. Apple explains:
A new Intercom feature offers a quick and easy way for family members to connect with each other at home. One person can send an Intercom message from one HomePod to another — whether in a different room, a specific zone, or multiple rooms throughout the home — and their voice will automatically play on the designated HomePod speaker. Intercom works with
Our editors independently selected these items because we think you will enjoy them and might like them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. Learn more about Shop TODAY.
Prime Day was created by Amazon which has an affiliate relationship with TODAY. Whenever you buy an Amazon product through our site, Amazon pays TODAY a small commission on that sale.
Upgrading to wireless headphones just got a little bit cheaper.
Apple doesn’t frequently discount its products, but right now you can save on the wildly popular Apple AirPods at one of their most affordable prices ever thanks to Amazon Prime Day! The standard model is down to just $114.99 — the lowest price we’ve ever seen them on Amazon.
Apple AirPods with Charging Case
Apple AirPods with Charging Case $114.99 at Amazon
A few hours from now, Apple will finally take the covers off what they have in store for 2020. So far, among the product reveals they had this year which caught consumers by surprise include the iPhone SE, Magic Keyboard for iPad, and the Apple Watch SE. The tech industry already knows that the iPhone 12 series will headline the “Hi, Speed” event later. However, with third-party audio products and even its Beats by Dr. Dre page no longer up on its website, the AirPods Studio might debut soon.
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Before iOS 14 officially became available on Sept. 16, data miners somehow gained access to an unreleased copy of the software. After digging around in the code, they supposedly found clues that hinted at an unannounced pair of headphones and several other devices. To date, Apple has never manufactured its own full-size headphones and opted to stick
Amazon-owned Woot’s Early Prime Day Sale offers shoppers some of the lowest prices of the season on Apple hardware, including AirPods Pro for $189.99 and Macs discounted to $729.99 and up. Even 2020 iPad Pros are up to $200 off.
Woot’s early Prime Day deals
MacBooks are also heavily reduced, with closeout 12-inch MacBooks and 13-inch MacBook Pros falling to as low as $729.99.
Even 2020 hardware is included in the flash sale, with 2020 MacBook Airs dipping to $889.99 in new, open box condition. Apple’s current 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are also eligible for double and triple-digit markdowns, with prices starting at $739.99.
Those willing to purchase a refurbished unit can also save big on LG UltraFine monitors. Prices start at $399.99 for 4K models, while this 27-inch UltraFine 5K version is on sale for $799.99, which is $500 off the original MSRP.
Apple’s iOS 14 update brings a new feature called spatial audio to the AirPods Pro.
Spatial audio gives the AirPods Pro a surround sound effect, making audio feel more open and immersive.
The AirPods Pro can track your head movements, making it possible to adjust the audio accordingly as you move.
It’s available on iPhone 7 or later and on certain iPad models.
Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Apple’s iOS 14 update didn’t just bring improvements to the iPhone — it’s introduced a couple of new features for AirPods as well.
Most notably, AirPods Pro owners will now be able to take advantage of a new feature called spatial audio. As its name implies, spatial audio creates an effect that makes it feel like the sound is coming from a surround sound speaker rather than from your AirPods. The result is a more immersive sound that adjusts automatically
Prime Day, which kicks off on Tuesday, may bring some of the best deals of the year on a range of Apple products. At the same time, Apple will also be holding a virtual event at which it’s expected to unveil the iPhone 12 (and possibly other new products). We’ll be covering both events in detail here at CNET, of course.
Read more:iPhone 12 launch: How to watch Apple’s Oct. 13 event live
As to Prime Day: If last year’s event provides any guidance for what to expect in 2020, we could see the brand-new 10.2-inch iPad dip to $250 (and last year’s model sell for even less), the MacBook Air on sale for less than $900, new all-time low
Check out all the best early Bluetooth headphones & AirPods deals for Prime Day 2020, including the best savings on Bose, Beats & Sony noise canceling headphones & earbuds
Prime Day researchers have revealed all the best early headphones deals for Prime Day, including offers on the latest Bose, Sony, Apple AirPods & Beats by Dre headphones. Links to the latest deals are listed below.
Best AirPods deals:
Best headphones deals:
Save up to 59% on a wide range of Bluetooth wireless & noise-canceling headphones at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on Apple AirPods, Bose, Beats, Sony & more best-selling headphones
Save $100 on the Beats Solo Pro Wireless On-Ear Headphones at Amazon – with noise cancellation, transparency, and up to 22 hours listening time
Save up to $50 on Bose wireless in-ear & on-ear noise-canceling headphones & earbuds – check the latest deals on
Apple’s manufacturing partners will reportedly have an initial batch of “AirPods Studio” headphones ready by the end of October, according to new information from leaker Jon Prosser.
The avid leaker, who has a hit-or-miss track record in predicting future Apple product launches, sites an anonymous source as saying mass production of the rumored high-end headphones will “complete” by Oct. 20.
“AirPods Studio mass production isn’t complete until October 20th,” Prosser said in a tweet, quoting a person supposedly familiar with Apple’s plans. “I suppose they could still announce them at the October 13th event and ship them at the end of this month or beginning of next.”
It is unclear what manufacturing timeline the source is referencing, as mass production of Apple products — and consumer products in general — is never truly finished until a device is no longer for sale. While not specified, it can be
Apple at the end of September ceased online sales of third-party headphones, earphones, speakers and other devices as the company prepares to debut a slate of new audio products like AirPods Studio and a more affordable HomePod.
Products from major manufacturers including Bose, Logitech, and Sonos disappeared from the online Apple Store late last month, while employees at brick-and-mortar outlets were recently told to remove third-party headphone and speaker items from store shelves, reports Bloomberg.
A quick check reveals no products from Bose or Logitech’s Ultimate Ears brand for sale on Apple’s website. Similarly, searches for “Sonos” deliver Apple alternatives like HomePod and the Beats Pill+ portable speaker.
Prior to the change, Apple was an important reseller for third-party audio device makers that jockeyed for space on Apple Store shelves. A spot in the tech giant’s curated catalog granted access to well-heeled consumers looking for premium iPhone, iPad