Apple, please make some wireless headphones
There are a lot of things I’d like to see Apple do, those that know me will expect me to spend this post going on about a how much I want a new Apple TV (don’t worry, I’ll do a post on this at some point).
When Apple announced FaceTime everyone was shouting about how video calling was already available, yes, we all know it was already available but it never actually worked properly. When Apple creates a product they make something is intuitive and functional.
By now you’re thinking, “why is he harping on about this?” Well… I was walking into work this morning listening to music on my iPhone and with every twenty or so steps one of my headphones would fall out because of the movement of the wire. This brought me to my revelation… Apple should make a set of wireless headphones.
I know what you’re thinking, hang on a minute, you could just drop down to your local electronics store and pick up some bluetooth headphones. This is where FaceTime ties in, both of these concepts have been done but never successfully.
Bluetooth headphones are flawed by their method of communication, Bluetooth, it isn’t capable of transferring the audio at a sufficient rate to provide adequate sound quality and is prone to dropouts. With the the sheer quantity of audio capable Apple products they are in a unique position to shape the portable audio industry in this way.
If apple were to implement a new wireless technology (or reuse a newer wireless standard) and roll it out in their next generation of iPod (and iPhone) devices headphone manufacturers would quickly follow suit to push out compatible headphones.