When Apple released the much awaited iPhone 7, one of the main talking points was the loss of the standard 3.5mm jack. Instead, they are being released with Lightning ear pods and a Lightning-to-3.5mm jack adapter.
The tech giant explained that losing the standard jack was meant to help make the new phone waterproof as well as to add the new innovation. The ear pods, called Airpods, are wireless earphones you will need to purchase separately at $159.
Needless to say, people were not too pleased, and the main criticism leveled at the product is that the pricey items would be prone to loss. But Apple CEO Tim Cook has decided to try to calm down the fears of consumers. Speaking to Good Morning America on Wednesday, he explained why Airpods are perfectly safe from slipping off your ears and getting lost in the process.
"I've been wearing them for a while," Cook told host, Robin Roberts. "And because they don't have wires on them ... The wires tend to help the earbud to fall out because it applies weight on those. By snipping the wires, I have never personally had one (AirPod) fall out."
To show how safe they are from falling out, Roberts actually slipped a pair on, in front of the camera -- she even did some movements while sitting down -- and both Airpods stayed in.
"I've been on treadmills, walking, doing all the things that I'd normally do," Cook said, describing all the everyday things he does and explained that the Airpods have never fallen out.
Of course, these items are not yet available until the end of October. While we are sure that a company as big as Apple has done numerous tests for it, but having normal people use it, within the unique circumstance of their busy lives, is a whole different ball park.