Previously we told you guys that Apple might launch a new device before the end of 2020. Apple sent out notifications to all the service providers under the Apple Care program regarding the need to prepare for new product launches scheduled for 8 December, which is today. And all the rumors were true. Apple launched their first-ever over the ear headphones – Apple AirPods Max in India today.
Apple AirPods Max have been announced globally. Also the shipping around the world and in India will begin on December 15. The product is available both on the Apple India online store and on Apple authorised resellers.
Apple AirPods Max’s specifications:
Apple AirPods Max features high-fidelity audio, adaptive EQ, active noise cancellation, and spatial audio. The Apple AirPods Max is powered by the all new H1 chipset.
The AirPods Max have a stainless steel build and extendable headband arms.
The AirPods Max also features a Digital Crown, using which user can control the volume, play or pause audio, skip tracks, answer or end phone calls, and also activate Siri.
AirPods Max also features a 40-mm dynamic driver. The headphone has a dual neodymium ring magnet motor, which helps to “maintain total harmonic distortion of less than 1 percent across the entire audible range, even at maximum volume”.
The AirPods Max uses the one-tap setup using which the user can automatically pair it with all the devices signed in to the user’s iCloud account, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.
The AirPods Max can automatically detect when its on user’s head using the optical and position sensors. Once in place, AirPods Max plays the audio and can pauses it if the headphone is removed or when the user lifts one ear cup.
Apple claims that AirPods Max can provide up to 20 hours of high-fidelity audio, talk time, or movie playback with Active Noise Cancellation and spatial audio enabled.
Also, the Apple AirPods Max come with a Smart Case using which one can put the AirPods Max in an ultralow power state which will help in preserving the battery charge when not in use.
“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 Apple AirPods Max require Apple devices running iOS 14.3 or later, iPadOS 14.3 or later, macOS Big Sur 11.1 or later, watchOS 7.2 or later, or tvOS 14.3 or later.
The Apple AirPods Max is available in the following colors – space grey, silver, sky blue, green, and pink.
Globally, the AirPods Max headset is priced at $549 (approx. 40,500 INR). But the price for the same in India will be 59,900 INR.
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