On Monday, Apple announced its most-refined edition of wireless earbuds yet, the AirPods Pro, and the new offering from the tech giant has already got the enthusiasts (and memers) talking.
Priced at $249 in the US, the AirPods Pro will "soon" be available to the Indian market for a whopping Rs 24,900.
AirPods Pro boast new features such as active noise-cancelling capability, in-ear silicon design, sweat and water resistance, improved battery life among others.
AirPods Pro-Active Noise Cancellation-More customizable fit & seal w/ Silicone ear tips-Transparency mode-H1-Chip-Sweat & water resistant (IPX4)-Qi Wireless Charging Case-Up to 4.5 hours of listening (24 hours w/ case)-5 min in case = 1 hour of listening time£249/$249 pic.twitter.com/fQPIFTCuvW— Safwan AhmedMia (@SuperSaf) October 28, 2019
But perhaps what got the Internet buzzing the most was its steep pricing. It's Apple (duh!).
Apple has introduced noise cancellation air pods for 25K. Buy a Vodafone SIM card and you get it for free— Akash (@vaderakash) October 28, 2019
The new Apple AirPods Pro have noise cancellation.When you put them on, you don’t have to listen to people saying you’ve wasted a lot of money.— Shridhar V (@iimcomic) October 28, 2019
The focus, however, quickly shifted to its all-new design which, for some reasons, reminded the Internet of many, many unusual things.
From blow dryers to Pixar lamp to Pokémon Bellsprout to Pingu - the imagination ran wild on Twitter.
If you're new to the AirPods world, well, Apple's wireless earbuds have often been associated with flaunting one's wealth and their proud owners like to "flex" their "expensive" purchase. Those who simply cannot afford a pair are nothing but broke in the eyes of the Internet.
Just bought some AirPods and then I got a call from Bill Gates asking to hang out this weekend, it feels nice being in the top 1%— Yamaha DX7ᴴᴰ (@whastage) December 23, 2018
sometimes i wear my airpods without playing music in them just so people know i’m superior to them— Antonio Garza (@antoniiogarza21) December 23, 2018
Apple AirPods Pro will be available in the US starting October 30. The release date for India is yet to be announced.