Conan O’Brien and his team have released a parody commercial of the Airpods recently launched by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) during the launch of the iPhone 7.
The commercial features silhouette figures dancing while wearing the wireless AirPods which keep falling out of the ears of the dancers, forcing them to purchase new ones. While the AirPods are definitely out of the box thinking from Apple, the commercial proves practical points. This is because the wireless earplugs can easily get lost, thus posing a genuine concern to users.
The commercial also highlights how limiting the AirPods might turn out to be yet one of the reasons why they were created was to free the user from cords. Rigorous activity which includes spins or head bobbing might cause the earpieces to fall from the ears of the user and either get lost or damaged.
Prior to the launch of the iPhone 7, there were rumors that Apple was ditching the 3.5 mm jack and those rumors turned out to be true. The company introduced the wireless AirPods but it also gave users the option of using lightning earphones. Apple was also considerate enough to cater to those who do not want to purchase new earphones by including a lighting adapter with a 3.5 mm port on one end.
The wide range of offerings means the customer will be spoilt for choice. One of the other major concern about the AirPods was the steep pricing. A set costs $159 which is why the O’Brien commercial had the tagline, “AirPods: Wireless. Expensive. Lost” Despite the many cons associated with the AirPods, they will be a welcome relief to some users who prefer to have cordless earphones. If anything, the impressive demand for the iPhone 7 has proved that people are very interested in what Apple has to offer.
Apple stock closed the latest trading session at $115.57 with a share trading volume of 90.61 million shares. The stock improved by $3.80 equivalent to 3.4% compared to the performance in the previous trading session.