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So many New Yorkers have dropped their AirPods onto subway tracks this summer that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering issuing a PSA to ask commuters not to take their AirPods on or off while entering or exiting trains, according to The Wall Street Journal. MTA maintenance supervisor Steven Dluginski says the number of lost AirPods first spiked in March after Apple released the AirPods 2, but there’s been a considerable uptick this past summer, presumably due to the heat and humidity on subway platforms that makes “the ears and hands of New Yorkers pretty sweaty.” It’s true that during the summer months, stepping onto a subway platform is a disgusting, sauna-like experience. In an investigation, Gothamist found that some platforms can get as hot as 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s definitely steamy enough for those tiny earbuds to slip out of sweaty ears. Up to 25 MTA workers comb the tracks for lost items every weekday. In the past, … [Read more...] about The New York MTA would like you to stop dropping your AirPods onto the tracks
The size of the global market for true wireless hearables is expected to touch 120 million units this year and 230 million units in 2020, growing 90 per cent year on year (YoY), said a new report on Friday. According to Counterpoint Research's "Hearables Market Forecast", even as Apple's market share fell to 45 per cent in Q3 2019, it will likely take more than 50 per cent of the market share on an annual basis. "The true wireless hearables market will have a similar growth momentum as the early smartphone market a decade ago. The CAGR of the smartphone market from 2009 to 2012 was 80 per cent, and the true wireless hearables market is expected to grow at 80 per cent CAGR from 2019 to 2022 as well," Liz Lee, Senior Analyst at Counterpoint Research, said in a statement. In 2020, the market will become more dynamic as tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft are entering the true wireless hearables industry and existing smartphone makers such as Samsung, Xiaomi and Huawei will … [Read more...] about Global true wireless hearables market to grow 90% in 2020: Report
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