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Teen Brilliantly Turns Apple Wired EarPods into AirPods for Just $4

The teen, a Reddit user, hacked together an old pair of wired Apple headphones and some hot glue into a punk pair of DIY wireless earbuds

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15-year-old teen has brilliantly turned Apples wired EarPods into AirPods for just $4. Wikimedia Commons

Buying a pair of new AirPods might sound scary as one needs to splurge nearly $160. However, a 15-year-old teen has brilliantly turned Apples wired EarPods into AirPods for just $4.

The teen, a Reddit user, hacked together an old pair of wired Apple headphones and some hot glue into a punk pair of DIY wireless earbuds.

“I started this project roughly two months ago when my friend got a new pair of AirPods for his birthday and I thought to myself, ‘that’s quite a lot of money for something I can make at home,'” Sam Cashbook wrote in a Reddit message, the Vice reported on Saturday.

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The teen started watching videos of people making their own AirPods, but mostly found people chopping the wires off of Apple headphones as a joke. Wikimedia Commons

The teen started watching videos of people making their own AirPods, but mostly found people chopping the wires off of Apple headphones as a joke.

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He bought a hands-free bone conduction headset from eBay (which transfers the sound vibrations from the bones outside your ear, to the inner ear), and took apart the casing to reveal the electronics.

Then, he desoldered the wires from the original speaker in the headset, and connected his old Apple earbud speaker to the headset’s printed circuit board, the report added. (IANS)

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Rumoured Tracking Tag of Apple to be called ‘Air Tag’ in Latest iOS

Also included in iOS 13.2 are three images of new battery cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

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Also included in iOS 13.2 are three images of new battery cases for the Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Pixabay

Apple has been rumoured to be launching a tile-like item tracker for months, now with the release of iOS 13.2 it is confirmed that the device will be called “AirTag”.

A folder within the filesystem for the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system possibly confirms the name “AirTag” for the new device, 9To5Mac reported on Monday.

The folder doesn’t have any details on the features, but it looks like the AirTags which will be paired with a user’s iPhone just like AirPods and will allow users to track any item using the Find My app.

Additionally, the folder also includes a video asset named “BatterySwap” which means AirTags will have a replaceable battery.

Also included in iOS 13.2 are three images of new battery cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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Apple has been rumoured to be launching a tile-like item tracker for months, now with the release of iOS 13.2 it is confirmed that the device will be called “AirTag”. Pixabay

The case images looks pretty similar to the battery cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

The company announced the new AirPods Pro on Monday, for Rs 24,900 with active noise cancellation and superior, immersive sound in a lightweight, in-ear design.

AirPods Pro will start shipping on October 30 and will be available through Apple Premium Resellers soon.

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AirPods Pro require Apple devices running on iOS 13.2 or later, iPadOS 13.2 or later, watchOS 6.1 or later, tvOS 13.2 or later, or macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later. (IANS)