Today, the internet is abuzz with people sharing their #AirPodsforChristmas stories. Some of them are joyous occasions, relaying the message that a dental floss-size box was waiting for them under the tree. Others lament their woes at being handed a pair of definitely-not-AirPods by a well-meaning family member. When AirPods were once made fun of for being weird-looking, they are now the gift everyone wants for Christmas.
If you're lucky enough to have unwrapped a pair of AirPods this year, check out our favorite AirPods cases.
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For those that weren't so lucky, here are our favorite tweets and memes to let you know that you're not alone out there.
So many people that asked for AirPods received something very not-AirPods for Christmas this year.
Shoutout to everyone who put on a brave face today after asking for Airpods this Christmas, only to unwrap a pair of these bad boys pic.twitter.com/pjRZcZQIZcShoutout to everyone who put on a brave face today after asking for Airpods this Christmas, only to unwrap a pair of these bad boys pic.twitter.com/pjRZcZQIZc— Creative Rants (@Creative_Rants) December 25, 2019December 25, 2019
The big offender this year seems to be Skypods as an alternative to AirPods.
I asked for AirPods and a mf got some “Up-tech SkyPods”😭💀 pic.twitter.com/MLJBtYWzbFI asked for AirPods and a mf got some “Up-tech SkyPods”😭💀 pic.twitter.com/MLJBtYWzbF— Jonny9️⃣ (@sancheznumber9) December 25, 2019December 25, 2019
Weirdly, there seems to be more than a few people posting the same exact picture of a pair of Skypods and claiming that "I asked for AirPods and got Skypods instead."
AirPods are so passé. Bring back the wired EarPods!
Forget AirPods—Bella Hadid is bringing back the wire headphone. https://t.co/0M5XgfNeyx pic.twitter.com/pQHu4YeXpHForget AirPods—Bella Hadid is bringing back the wire headphone. https://t.co/0M5XgfNeyx pic.twitter.com/pQHu4YeXpH— Vogue Runway (@VogueRunway) December 23, 2019December 23, 2019
Did you get AirPods for Christmas? If so, congratulations. If not, don't forget to be thankful for what you did get (and secretly envy everyone flexing on Twitter with their new AirPods right now).
Lory is a renaissance woman, writing news, reviews, and how-to guides for iMore. She also fancies herself a bit of a rock star in her town and spends too much time reading comic books. If she's not typing away at her keyboard, you can probably find her at Disneyland or watching Star Wars (or both).
Walked in and bought 4 pairs of AirPods Pro at Best Buy as gifts for family....on Christmas Eve. What’s all the fuss about?! :-)
I did get them for Christmas, but I had to wait to January 10 for them to be delivered! :D
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