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The MTA is tired of saving AirPods from subway tracks

According to Steven Dluginski, an upkeep supervisor, AirPod-related rescues spiked in March when launched the second-generation AirPods, they usually’ve solely turn out to be a extra frequent incidence over the summer time with the new and humid climate. On one Thursday this previous August, as an illustration, his workforce bought 18 requests to retrieve misplaced objects earlier than midday. Of these 18 objects, six have been .

“It’s job security, as far as we’re concerned,” Dluginski quipped to the WSJ. Coincidently, all these misplaced AirPods do not damage Apple’s backside line both. In the US, the corporate expenses $69 for a substitute AirPod. If you lose the pair, it is $138.

Apple might simply remedy so much of complications — for each house owners and transit authorities — by redesigning its Bluetooth headphones to make them extra customizable. Unlike nearly each different pair of in-ear headphones, wi-fi or in any other case, AirPods do not permit its house owners to regulate the match of the headphones with totally different sized in-ear buds and wingtips. Of course, it is laborious to see the corporate transferring away from a one measurement matches all strategy anytime quickly. Until then, we might see different subway programs situation their very own AirPod-related PSAs.

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