As part of the iPhone 7 event, Apple has announced brand new truly wireless AirPods, premium wireless headphones that work in concert with the iPhone 7. The AirPods are independent separate earbuds, that have sensors in the buds to know when they are actually inside your ear.

The AirPods automatically switch between output to your iPhone and Apple Watch, so its a seamless experience to listen to music across all your devices. The AirPods cost $159 and will be available in late October.

The buds charge in a dedicated separate charging case delivering 5 hour battery life. A case provides 24 hours of juice. Apple has engineered a special W1 chip to manage the AirPods.

Jony Ive used a ‘white room’ video to unveil the new AirPods which look just like EarPods without a connecting cable. AirPods will be available alongside the iPhone 7.

AirPods are expected to sell for R3 199 in South Africa.