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Can airpod with wrong spelling on the case be original?

Of course these are fake. Or perhaps, more accurate, counterfeit. I think it’s safe to say, a genuine Apple product will not have a spelling typo.
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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

OP here – I'd just like to add to the answer below, that I've been in contact with Apple Support. Explanation Apple claims that the poor Mono 8kHz quality which affects recording and indeed ...
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AirPods choppy/unreliable when connected to Mac, but not iPhone

I solved this choppy audio issue with just one simple trick. (This might not work for everyone, but I solved it this way) Short answer If your hardware uses Bluetooth 4.0 instead of 4.2 or above, ...
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Can AirPods be used “seamlessly” between Mac and iOS devices?

I'm an AirPods user and so far I have not found them to switch seamlessly between my 2016 MacBook Pro and iPhone 7 Plus. The switching is manual: select AirPods on the MacBook Pro, or connect ...
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How does iPhone still recognize Airpods even with turned off bluetooth?

When you use the Control Center to "turn off Bluetooth", you're actually not turning off Bluetooth. Pressing the icon means to disconnect from any connected Bluetooth accessory. It does not ...
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How do I turn off AirPods notifications in macOS?

Connect your AirPods to your Mac, then go to System Preferences → Bluetooth and for your AirPods choose Options and set ‘Connect to This Mac’ to ‘When Last Connected to This Mac’. ‘Automatically’ ...
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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

I found this on the Apple Discussion boards: ... they are aware of the issues and a temporary workaround is to switch the mic from the AirPods mic to the internal microphone. On the discussion ...
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Can airpod with wrong spelling on the case be original?

They cribbed the serial number off an actual pair of AirPods which the counterfeiter probably saw at an Apple store. If you had bought two, you would notice the same serial number on both. The ...
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Do the Apple AirPods have audio delay due to bluetooth?

There is zero concern for music and videos since the system compensates for audio delay. Same for many games since as long as the visual and audio tracks start at the same time (buffering enough ...
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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

As the answer already states, it's because the AirPods change to the SCO codec. The bad news is, there is no way to permanently change this in macOS High Sierra¹ - there was a way to fix it in macOS ...
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Can you connect two pairs of airpods to one computer at once

I don't have a pair of Airpods to test this with but it worked perfectly with a Bluetooth speaker and my headphones. Update: @David Bonnet was kind enough to test this with 2 pairs of Airpods and ...
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Where does macOS Get Icons for W1 Audio Devices?

I was able to find where icons are stored for W1 devices. It appears that this folder already contains assets for every W1 device that exists. You can find icons for W1 devices here: /System/Library/...
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Is it possible to record iMovie voice over with AirPods?

I found a way to trick iMovie into accepting my AirPods by creating a new Aggregate Device with the Audio Midi Setup Tool. First launch the Audio Midi Setup app, and click the + in the bottom left of ...
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How to charge AirPods to keep battery healthy?

... do I have to keep AirPods with at least 20%+ charge while using? No. Use the AirPods for what you purchased them for - wireless headphone with Siri control. Lithium ion batteries don't need to ...
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Can I have iOS Automation shortcuts run automatically?

EDIT: This has improved with iOS 14: In iOS 14, Turn off "Ask Before Running" to avoid getting a notification and have automations run automatically in the background. See full list at See ...
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Can AirPods be used “seamlessly” between Mac and iOS devices?

They will have seamless switching as of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. When your other devices are signed in with the same Apple ID as your iPhone, AirPods automatically switch between your ...
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Can AirPods be used “seamlessly” between Mac and iOS devices?

iOS 13 Update: Quickly connect to AirPods in control center by force touching Bluetooth and selecting AirPods. “Seamless” switching AirPods allow for "Seamless switching" because you can ...
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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

This problem frustrates me to no end. Recently I noticed that when I start a Vagrant/VirtualBox VM (vagrant up), and it prompts me for administrator access (one time I remember it asked for access to ...
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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

I just created a little menu bar app that forces the default input to be the built-in microphone of the mac if exists, if not you can choose your desired default input source. No more sound quality ...
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Distorted, robotic-sounding audio on Google Meet from AirPods 2 (via microphone)

I have a similar issue and found that a sudo killall coreaudiod via Terminal fixes the issue. From what I understand this resets the audio. My issue is exclusively with a Google Meet in Safari. A Meet ...
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AirPods choppy/unreliable when connected to Mac, but not iPhone

I was having the same issue. And for me was the apple wireless keyboard and my Logitech MX master mouse. Basically anything Bluetooth. As soon as I connected the mouse using the dongle and the ...
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What is the latest version of firmware for the AirPods (first generation)?

Yes, 3.7.2 is the current version. Source: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8414325
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AirPods choppy/unreliable when connected to Mac, but not iPhone

If all else fails you can reset both the macOS Bluetooth Device List and Bluetooth Controller. However, this will reset all connected Bluetooth devices, including a keyboard and mouse. In other words,...
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What does the amber light on the AirPods case mean when AirPods are not in the case?

Apple's support article for AirPods doesn't point to an exact percentage but rather if the case can fully charge the AirPods. If your AirPods are in your case, then the light shows the charge ...
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Clean AirPods/EarPods Earwax?

UPDATE: Before using Putty, I recommend using a Q-Tip/tissue to clean the surface (while being careful not to push anything into the mesh). Wall/Mounting Putty works wonders! Any brand is fine (...
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Does the AirPods case need to be around while listening via an iOS Device?

No you don’t need the case to continue listening! The case is only used for charging/storage and the initial (one time) pairing with your devices. You can leave the case at home and get full usage ...
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Can you listen to music using AirPods without an Internet connection?

You don't need an Internet connection at all. Per the Technical specifications under System Requirements: iPhone and iPod touch models with the latest version of iOS iPad models with the latest ...
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Prevent macOS from ever using AirPods as an audio input device

Maybe this can help: https://github.com/milgra/airpodssoundqualityfixer I've tested it with my Beats Flex and the audio input device does not change upon connections.
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AirPods volume suddenly too low in Android mobile device

For future reference, the solution that works for me every time is resetting the AirPods by pressing the button on the back of the AirPods for 15 seconds. Then I will need to pair them again and it ...
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