Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?

With no headphone socket on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you’ve either got to go Lightning connector or Bluetooth wireless. And the company is hoping you’ll opt for the latter and buy into its wireless in-ear AirPods.

If you’ve got wired headphones then Apple does include a Lightning-to-3.5mm adaptor in the iPhone 7 box, but that hasn’t stopped the £159/$238.5 AirPods from causing a bit of a storm. Is their wire-free vision the future of wireless listening or does their divisive design render them a disaster?

The dinky Apple AirPods have no wires connected to your phone. There are also no wires to connect the two earphones together. They’re genuinely wire-free and connect via Bluetooth.

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