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Apple Released Its First Over-Ear Headphones AirPods Max

UTC by Darya Rudz · 3 min read
Apple Released Its First Over-Ear Headphones AirPods Max
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According to Apple, AirPods Max are already available for order. Shipping is planned to begin on December 15. The starting price is $549. 

Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) has introduced its AirPods Max, cutting-edge over-ear headphones that combine a number of user-friendly features and provide great sound.

Firstly, AirPods Max offer such features as Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and spatial audio. Its 40-mm Apple-designed dynamic driver promises rich, deep bass, accurate mid-range, and crisp, clean high-frequency extension, which allows you to hear every note. At the same time, the earphones allow users to focus on what they are listening to, as three outward-facing microphones on each cup detect outside noise. To hear the environment around, users can switch to Transparency mode.

Secondly, due to the spatial audio feature, the earphones track user head’s motion. At the same time, the device compares the motion data and remaps the sound field so it stays anchored to the device, even as the user’s head moves.

Further, the earphones boast great battery life, up to 20 hours of active listening.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, stated:

“AirPods are the most popular headphones in the world, beloved for their effortless setup, incredible sound quality, and iconic design. With AirPods Max, we are bringing that magical AirPods experience to a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio.”

He added:

“The custom acoustic design, combined with powerful H1 chips, and advanced software enable AirPods Max to use computational audio to wirelessly deliver the ultimate personal listening experience.”

Other AirPods Max features include automatic switching between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. In addition, the device features audio sharing that enables an audio stream between two sets of AirPods on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV 4K.

According to Apple, AirPods Max are available for order already. Shipping begins on December 15. The starting price is $549.

Apple Stock Jumps at Close But Declines After Hours

Following the release, Apple stock rose, closing 0.51% up at $124.38 per share. However, after-hours, it slightly declined by 0.08% to $124.28. Apple’s market cap totaled $2.1 trillion. In August 2020, it became the first public company to hit this magic milestone, just two years after it crossed the $1 trillion mark.

Year-to-date, Apple shares are 69.43% up. Apple stock is a strong member of the FANG group. It is also included in FAAMNG and FANGMAN stocks. As CNBC’s “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer recently said, all the stocks included in the groups are the most reliable for investment. They have already proved to be the winners in the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, all eyes are on coronavirus vaccine stocks. As a result, FAANG stocks are in the middle distance. However, this is temporary.

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