Apple’s AirPods, announced alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last week, are two wireless earbuds that look like regular iPhone EarPods with the cables cut off. They snap into a small case that looks like a 22nd-century Tic-Tac package.
The AirPods themselves have a battery and a new wireless chip in each pod that Apple is calling the W1. They also have accelerometers and two sensors that detect whether they’re inserted into your ear by touching your tragus and concha. They charge inside the case and the case charges via a lightning port.