Apple quietly extends AirPods Pro repair program for crackling sounds

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You're now covered for up to three years.
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Apple’s repair program for AirPods Pro, which addresses hardware issues that can cause crackling and static sounds, has been quietly extended.

The program originally covered faulty buds for two years after their initial purchase. It has now been extended to three years, with affected customers getting free replacements if they pass an Apple inspection.

Apple considers future AirPods that monitor temperature, posture and hearing

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In the future, your AirPods might take your temperature, check your posture and help with hearing.
In the future, your AirPods might take your temperature, check your posture and help with hearing.
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Apple appears to be looking into new ways to expand its health-related features. This time it focuses on its popular AirPods, according to a new report. In the future, in addition to filling your head with tunes and podcasts, the earbuds may take your temperature, monitor your posture and help improve your hearing.

How to get the latest AirPods Pro firmware update

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How to get the latest AirPods Pro firmware update
There’s a firmware update out for AirPods Pro and AirPods 2. Here’s how to get it.
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Anyone with AirPods Pro will want the just-released firmware update for these in-ear headphones. The same update is also available for AirPods Max. This is a much-anticipated upgrade adding support for the Find My application, making the headphones much easier to locate.

The AirPods update process is indirect, but we can steer you through it.

Get discounts of up to $70 on AirPods, AirPods Pro

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Treat yourself to new Apple headphones today to enjoy some of Amazon’s biggest ever discounts. You’ll find up to $70 off the newest AirPods and AirPods Pro, with prices starting at a mere $109.

This is a “limited time deal,” Amazon says, so take advantage while you can.

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Pick up ‘grade A’ AirPods Pro refurbs for just $149.99 today only

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Woot’s awesome deal on “grade A” AirPods Pro refurbs is back and better than ever. Grab yours for just $149.99 — the lowest price we’ve seen on AirPods Pro to date — today only.

All units are backed by a 90-day Woot warranty and ship free for Amazon Prime subscribers.

Apple delays Find My network support for AirPods until ‘later this fall’

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It's not the only iOS 15 feature we'll have to wait longer for.
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It seems Find My network support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max won’t roll out with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 as originally planned. Apple says the feature, which can make lost headphones easier to find, will be available “later this fall.”

Once the Find My network is enabled for the high-end headphones, another iPhone, iPad or Mac owner in the vicinity of the lost item can can passively update your gear’s general location. The Find My network functionality makes the feature far my powerful by tapping the millions of Apple devices in use around the world.

Get thousands of micro books, and AirPods Pro to listen to them, with this deal

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Read condensed books in 12 minutes or listen to them with your new AirPods Pro!
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Want to read hundreds of bestselling books without losing any time? The Learn Smart Lifetime Subscription Bundle featuring 12min Micro Book Library and AirPods Pro is here for you.

With 12min, you get a lifetime sub that delivers thousands of popular books, all condensed into microtexts you can read or listen to. And with the included AirPods Pro, you can listen to those books while you work, cook, work out or walk the dog. Right now this bundle is on sale for just $279.

Bag brand-new AirPods Pro for just $179.99 and save $69

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Pick up a brand-new pair of AirPods Pro on Amazon today for just $179.99 — a full $69.01 off the usual retail price. This is one of the biggest discounts we’ve seen on new units so far, and it won’t last long.

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