I had just come home from the office, my laptop stuffed with my new Apple MacBook Pro, when a friend texted me.
He had just returned from a trip to Japan, where he’d seen the company’s new AirPods and had been amazed.
“You have a tiny, tiny piece of glass,” he told me.
The thing, he said, was an iPhone 8. “
The only thing you can use with this thing is a tiny piece.”
The thing, he said, was an iPhone 8.
“Apple is making something that’s a really, really small, very thin, very light, and incredibly fast,” he said.
“And it’s really, truly amazing.”
It was the second time I’d heard that.
The first time, I had come home with a phone in a bag, and I’d been worried about the tiny phone falling out.
I had an iPhone 6s, and when I opened it up, it was nothing short of a miracle.
It looked like an old iPod Touch, with the metal casing stripped away, and the display shrunk to just about the size of a pencil.
The new Airpods, I learned, were not only the most powerful headphones Apple has ever made, but they’re also the smallest and most portable iPhone that I’d ever worn.
I was hooked.
I kept them in my backpack for months, but every now and then, I’d get the urge to go out and grab them.
Then, one day, I found myself in a store in Japan and bought a bunch of them.
They were just the right size and color, the perfect mix of design and functionality, and, well, a perfect gift.
But then, the AirPod started to wear off.
The tiny, thin AirPond (it sounds like an air bubble, but I was wearing a tiny-bundle-style backpack) began to wear away at the edges of the iPhone.
And I began to notice a problem: The headphone jack in the iPhone 8 had a tiny hole.
It was hard to hear, and there was no way I could put it back in place.
Eventually, I decided to buy a replacement.
I called Apple to ask if I could return the AirPod to Apple, and they agreed.
And then I asked them, again, if I would be willing to return the original AirPong, and again, they agreed to do so.
And so I went ahead and returned the original iPhone.
“I don’t want you to feel that you’ve got to buy another iPhone just to keep this one,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said.
In a world where most people don’t own smartphones, Apple’s decision to give customers the option to replace their iPhones in order to keep them in service is a big deal.
“What it’s not is just an inconvenience,” Cook told me at the time.
“When you’re dealing with people who have phones that are not very good and they’re losing them, the impact of that is huge.
It’s really difficult to get people to go away from their phone and get something that works.”
The iPhone 8s and AirPongs, in all, are designed to work with all of Apple’s products, including the iPad Air and the iPhone X, but the Airpod is the only AirPod that has not worked for me.
I spent the past few days trying to figure out what exactly had happened to the Airpond.
I tried to get Apple to send me a replacement AirPod, but there’s no way to return a phone.
I got an email from a representative of the company that owns the Air Pods.
She said that the original Apple AirPod had been replaced by an iPhone-compatible one, but it was a one-year warranty and that it had a limited lifetime.
So, for the first time in my life, I didn’t have to pay for an iPhone to keep my AirPODs.
(The original AirPod was only worth $300, but Apple is now offering a $350 “AirPond Upgrade Kit” that allows you to swap out the original model for the new iPhone with a simple software update.)
I sent an email to Apple for help, and after a few days, a representative told me that I should email Apple again and get an answer.
And another day, the Apple representative called me back and explained that I could just return the iPhone, and it would send me an iPhone X replacement.
The AirPondo was back, and Apple has issued a press release saying that the iPhone 7 Plus has also been replaced.
“For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s users, you will not be able to continue to use the original airpod and Airpod Duo to keep your iPhone,” it reads.
The same message is on the iPhone 10.
The next day, Apple issued a statement saying that “as of November 10, 2018, the iPhone 9s and iPhone 9 will not work with the iPhone AirPod and AirPod