Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

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Apple's AirPods Pro are a line of premium earbuds made by the Apple technology company. The AirPods Pro are an update of their line of wireless earbuds, the AirPods, and feature noise-canceling technology and removable silicon tips. When announced, some online mocked their design by comparing them to other pieces of culture.


On October 28th, 2019, Apple announced the AirPods Pro in a promotional video advertising the release date of October 30th, 2019. Within 24 hours of the video's release, it has received more than 499,000 views (shown below).


Online Reaction

Following the release of the device, people began comparing the design of the AirPods Pro to various pieces of culture. For example, Twitter [1] user @LiquidHbox compared the design of the AirPods Pro to the Pokémon Bellsprout. The tweet received more than 8,000 likes and 1,900 retweets in 24 hours (shown below, left).

Time magazine editor Alex Fitzpatrick compared them to the Super Mario character Birdo (shown below, center). The tweet[2] received more than 645 likes and 170 retweets in 24 hours.

Tech reviewer and YouTuber Marques Brownlee tweeted[3] a number of comparisons in a tweet, writing, "The internet is fast." The tweet received more than 38,000 likes and 8,400 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below, right).

Several media outlets covered the memes, including eBaum's World,[4] Business Insider,[5] Tom's Guide[6] and more.

hot juan @LiquidHbox Apple AirPods Pro I'm sure at least one other person has noticed by now but in case they haven't: 10:03 AM Oct 28, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Alex Fitzpatrick @AlexJamesFitz I'm very sorry 9:14 AM Oct 28, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Marques Brownlee @MKBHD The internet is fast AirPods Pro Magic like you've never heard. Learn more Buy CONAIR 187 5 10:08 AM Oct 28, 2019 Tweetbot for Mac

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