Everyone knows Apple’s iPhone 7 will arrive next month, sans the analog headphone jack. What’s the replacement? The Lightning connector. What about the earphones? Jeffrey Mincey has the answer and it’s a good one.
If Apple made wireless smart earphones there is a good chance they would look, feel, and work much like Bragi. The touch controls are like swiping on a touchscreen or trackpad. Customize settings, take incoming phone calls with a tap. Bragg has its own iPhone app. The earphones can store up to 4GB of music (about 1,000 songs). Easily mute outside sounds or allow the sound around you to merge with whatever you’re listening to at the moment.
In other words, these are the wireless earbuds you’ve always wanted. But they’re made by Bragi, not Apple, though the iPhone maker is rumored to be working on its own version of wireless smart earphones.
Not bad. For $299.
The wireless earphones included with the iPhone 7 may not be as smart as the Bragi earphones which come with a $299 price tag, but Beats will have similarly smart technology and possibly for a similar price. That’s the direction the industry is already going but it needs Apple to push it public and make it mainstream. AirPods will do that.