In the heat of the controversy about removing the analog headphone jack on the iPhone, Apple released a line of wireless headphones called AirPods. They seemed to represent Apple’s vision for the way we’ll listen to mobile music in the future. But the new AirPods are clearly meant to be far more than an audio device. With a powerful W1 chip inside and at least one microphone for listening, calling the AirPods a pair of headphones is like calling Amazon’s Echo a Bluetooth speaker. You don’t get too far into Apple’s spiel on the AirPods without hearing about Siri’s role. “Talking to your favorite personal assistant is a cinch,” Apple says at the AirPods product page. “Just double-tap either AirPod to activate Siri, without taking your iPhone out of your pocket.” AirPods—in their current form and in future revs—seemed aimed at putting Siri’s gentle voice, and her growing personal assistant capabilities, in your ear. And your ear canal may be the very best part of the body to put such a thing. Veteran Apple engineer Bill Atkinson—known for being a key designer of early Apple UIs and the inventor of MacPaint, QuickDraw, and HyperCard—saw this coming a long time ago…. Read full this story
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