Naturally, as with all of Apple’s new launches, the internet has a lot of thoughts about the new headphones.
Apple has continued its domination in the tech industry in 2020. Although the new iPhone 12 was met with some harsh criticism, the phone’s launch did considerably well. According to Business Insider, between 1.7 and 2 million iPhone 12s were sold during the first day of pre-orders on Oct. 16.
In comparison, only between 500,000 and 800,000 iPhone 11s were sold during its first day of pre-orders. This feat is impressive considering the backlash Apple received over the iPhone 12 boxes not including EarPods or chargers.
As well, Apple is rolling out various Apple One subscription plans that make it easier than ever to bundle apps including Apple Music, Apple TV and more. This development, of course, was met with even more harsh criticism from streaming services including Spotify.
Now, it looks like Apple is challenging companies such as Sony and Bose with its latest launch. This week, Apple unveiled its new AirPods Max headphones. The company’s first-ever over-ear headphones are equipped with high-fidelity sound and noise-canceling capabilities.
According to Apple, the AirPods Max are available starting on Tuesday, Dec. 15. As well, the headphones come in five colors – space gray, silver, sky blue, green and pink. Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, says that these new headphones offer a personal listening experience like never before.
“AirPods are the most popular headphones in the world, beloved for their effortless setup, incredible sound quality, and iconic design,” Joswiak says. “With AirPods Max, we are bringing that magical AirPods experience to a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio.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.”
This is AirPods Max. Are you getting one? pic.twitter.com/zhUsQtrRge
— Apple Hub (@theapplehub) December 8, 2020
Despite the innovative design and noise-canceling capabilities, the internet has a lot of thoughts about the AirPods Max. In particular, customers aren’t too convinced by the over-ear headphones price tag of $549. This is in comparison to the AirPods which cost around $200 and the AirPods Pro which are priced at around $249.
Many are puzzled as to why the headphones are so expensive. Meanwhile, others are expecting the AirPods Max to offer an otherworldly experience when it comes to music listening.
AirPods Max is $500? Bitch better make it sound like john Lennon is alive again. pic.twitter.com/88lpj03ZR5
— 🚶🏽♂️….. (@walkingemojii) December 8, 2020
$550 for airpods max? pic.twitter.com/Di8JEj2Eqe
— Jake🌐🌈⚖️ (@thejakedale) December 8, 2020
this is what i expect music on the Airpods max to be like
— nura (@mrsrockk_) December 8, 2020
AirPods Max ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN AN Xbox Series X
— Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) December 8, 2020
the only emoji you should engrave AirPods max with. for your damn wallet pic.twitter.com/x2JWjFUni0
— Jonathan Morrison 🙋🏻♂️ (@tldtoday) December 8, 2020
My underwear watching me buy the AirPods Max pic.twitter.com/iykwCkgESA
— Rodney Conyers, Jr (@rodneyconyersjr) December 8, 2020
AirPods Max @Apple this is an ugly design… way over priced take them off the market now
— KELZLISON (@kelzlison) December 8, 2020
The Apple AirPods Max costs $550 and I can bet my life it’ll be the best selling headphones next year
Apple knows it’s customers are headless chickens they don’t care pic.twitter.com/zUHsbv41BA
— I’M BAD (@TahiraQT2) December 8, 2020
— jess sullivan👑 (@jesscherryyy) December 8, 2020
$549 for the AirPods Max? They better make country music sound good
— Edgar (@LifeOfEdgar) December 8, 2020
Regardless of the price tag, it’s likely that many individuals will fork out the near $600 for the AirPods Max. If you are one of those people, the headphones are available to pre-order here.
What are your reactions to Apple’s AirPods Max? Are you going to purchase a pair? Let us know in the comments below.