This may not be welcome news for Apple’s fans. It appears that the AirPods, the tech giant’s stylish headphones for its latest flagship devices (the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus), will not be ready for release in time for the busy holiday shopping season. The same goes for the BeatsX headphones, too. There is still some talk that the AirPods will launch before the start of the new year, but in very limited stocks. As for the BeatsX headphones, prospective buyers may have to wait three months before they can purchase a pair.
According to Apple, it needs a little more time in order to get its AirPod wireless headphones ready for general release. This means that we can not probably expect the headphones to become widely available within this month. As explained by a spokesperson for the iPhone maker, the initial demand for the AirPods has been remarkable (more on that later), and in order to meet that demand, the company will have to make sure that when the AirPods roll out, every interested customer will be able to purchase a pair.
The idea of charging your smartphone just by putting it on the table without need of power cords and cables is certainly enticing. And industry watchers are saying that in a few years, this piece of technology will undoubtedly become a reality. But bringing this idea into life turns out to be full of complications, especially for the people who are supposed to make this happen.
Despite urgings from companies, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided not to increase the spectrum reserve for the upcoming spectrum auction happening in 2016. This means that those parties (especially T-Mobile) will just have to do with the current amount of reserved airwaves when they participate in next year's wireless auction, which could be the last the FCC is expected to hold for a long time.
Latest estimates indicate that there are around 2.6 billion smartphone users in the world today. And even though recent trends appear to suggest that the growth of the mobile population in more developed regions like North America and Europe has began to slow down, there is no sign that it has stopped growing altogether.
It is now official. Google has now officially burst into the wireless industry. The search giant just announced its highly awaited wireless service in the United States. It is called Project Fi and as expected with anything introduced by Google, brings some new things into the table.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is working on finalizing a new policy that will let the federal government share wireless spectrum with various telecoms entities. One direct result of this new policy is that new airwaves will be made available for use to smartphone users.
The new set of guidelines were voted unanimously just recently by the FCC, effectively approving the sharing of spectrum, specifically the 3.5 GigaHertz band. For those not in the know, this particular section of the airwaves have been previously used by the United States military forces for radar.
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