All the Apps That Support Apple’s Spatial Audio Feature

Spatial audio is a sonic feature exclusive to AirPods Pro and AirPods Max that adds surround sound to Apple’s premium audio wearables. By utilizing dynamic head tracking, it brings a theater-like audio experience to the movie or video you’re watching, so that it seems as if the sound is coming from all around you. The […]

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AirPods Max Stock Refresh Appears on Verizon and B&H Photo With Silver and Space Gray Colors Now Available

Buyer’s Guide: Don’t Buy a MacBook Pro Now New MacBook Pro models are expected to arrive later this year with some of the biggest improvements to the product line to date, including some surprising changes, so now is not the best time to buy a new MacBook Pro. With major upgrades expected to key features […]

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Some AirPods Max Owners Seeing Excessive Battery Drain

Apple in December introduced the AirPods Max, its over-ear Apple-branded headphones that join the AirPods and AirPods Pro. Since launch, a growing number of MacRumors readers who purchased the AirPods Max have been complaining of battery drain that seems excessive. Complaints range from high battery drain while the headphones are in use to significant battery […]

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AirPods Max Headband Removable With Just a SIM Ejector Tool, Hinting at Interchangeable Headbands

It is possible to remove the headband of AirPods Max with just a standard SIM card ejector tool, hinting at the possibility of interchanging headbands to achieve a different colorway. In December, MacRumors revealed the large variety of AirPods Max ear cushion color combinations when it became clear that they were magnetically attatched and available […]

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Hands-On With the AirPods Max Shield Case From WaterField Designs

Earlier this week, we highlighted a couple of third-party accessories that seek to address some of the shortcomings of Apple’s AirPods Max Smart Case, including a new zippered case from WaterField Designs that does a much better job of protecting the headphones while not in use. Our videographer Dan has had a chance to try […]

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Third-Party AirPods Max Solutions Seek to Address Smart Case Criticisms

The first third-party cases and hangers for AirPods Max containing magnets, that allow users to avoid using Apple’s Smart Case, are now available for purchase. Apple’s Smart Case contains magnets that put ‌AirPods Max‌ into a low power mode to preserve battery life. After 18 hours in the Smart Case, the ‌AirPods Max‌ go into […]

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Five Reasons Why You Might Want to Consider AirPods Max

Since the launch of the AirPods Max last week, we’ve done a couple of videos sharing a brief hands-on with Apple’s new over-ear headphones and a comparison of them to other popular noise-cancelling headphones from Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser. There’s been a lot of debate about whether the ‌AirPods Max‌ are worth their $550 price […]

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Apple Prototyped Hundreds of AirPods Max Designs, Says Smart Case is Designed for Storage Efficiency

In a recent interview with Japanese website Casa BRUTUS, shared by Mac Otakara, Apple’s VP of industrial design Evans Hankey, VP of product marketing Bob Borchers, and industrial designer Eugene Whang reflected on the new AirPods Max. The interview is in Japanese, but with a translation, some key points can be gathered. For starters, Hankey […]

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AirPods Max Now Available for Same-Day Pickup at Apple Stores in Some European Countries Including France, Italy, Spain, and UK

One day after their official launch, AirPods Max have now become available in select Apple Stores for same-day pickup in several European countries, including France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. ‌AirPods Max‌ are currently available for pickup in some stores in Space Gray and Silver, but other colors remain largely unavailable. In-store pickup options […]

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AirPods Max Customer Impressions: Premium Design and Competitive Sound Quality, Can Feel Heavy on Ears and Smart Case is Useless

Today is AirPods Max launch day in the United States and many other countries, and as orders begin arriving, first impressions of the headphones from customers are beginning to surface. We’ve already shared AirPods Max impressions from media outlets and YouTubers, and customer opinions provide additional perspective. AirPods Max photos shared by MacRumors forum member […]

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