Apple is now giving potential buyers one more reason to go for the new AirPods or AirPods Pro. You will now be able to get your favorite emoji engraved on your AirPods case, free of charge.
Engraving option for AirPods: all you need to know
Engraving is not a new thing and Apple has long offered such an option for selected products. The engraving option has been available for AirPods as well, but it was limited to text only. Now the company is expanding the engraving option for AirPods to include emojis as well. Buyers can now choose text or an emoji, but not both as emoji is engraved in a different style.
The engraving options that AirPods buyers currently have are fairly limited, ranging from a few faces, heart and star symbols, other figures such as skull, hand gesture, ghost, robot, alien, dragon, poop, snake, unicorn, bear, skull and animals from the Chinese zodiac. Apart from emojis, you can also choose to engrave your initials, date or phone number on the case. In all, there are about 30 options.
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Apple has refreshed their AirPods engraving options. Now along with a new bolder font, users could choose from a collection of emoji icons. #Apple https://t.co/GtChBN85ve pic.twitter.com/mBlV3r3cka
— The Apple Report (@TheAAPLReport) January 3, 2020
Apple is advertising the option to engrave emoji on AirPods cases on its main site and also on the AirPods product pages.
“New personal engraving options, from A to emoji,” reads the new banner on Apple’s home page.
Buyers will be able to order this personalization option during the AirPods purchase process. The option to engrave emoji on the AirPods case is available on all AirPods models – the original AirPods, AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, and the all-new AirPods Pro.
How to engrave emoji on AirPods case
To engrave emoji on your AirPods case follow the below steps:
Step 1: Go to the AirPods product page.
Step 2: Select your AirPods model.
Step 3: Click on the “Personalize it for free” link near the top of the page.
Step 4: You will now see a message “Engrave an emoji, name, initials, phone number, or date. Only at Apple.” This means that the option to engrave is available only when buying through Apple’s site.
Step 5: Now follow the onscreen instructions to select the emoji that you want to engrave. A point to note is that the available emoji options are on two pages. So, you will need to click the little grey dot below the emoji to go to the second page.
As said above, the option to engrave emoji on your AirPods case is free of charge and is exclusively available online. This offer is visible in countries where Apple has direct online sales, such as the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Japan and more. Buyers in countries like India, where Apple does not sell its products directly, will have to wait to get the engraving option.
7-year-old hospitalized after swallowing AirPod
Apple’s AirPods were among the most popular Christmas and New Year gifts. And, one seven-year boy loved the AirPods so much that he reportedly swallowed it. As per a report from Daily News, the mother of a boy posted X-ray results of his son’s stomach online.
The X-ray showed the wireless earbud inside the boy’s internal organs. It is believed that the boy accidentally swallowed it while holding it near his mouth. The boy was immediately rushed to the hospital.
“I can’t make this up. My child, my child and no more AirPods for this kid,” the mother said in her Facebook post. In another post, the mother said, “Today was one of the days we’ll look back on, thank God that everything was okay and laugh at when he’s older.”
The doctors looking after the boy told the mother that the AirPod inside the boy would come out naturally within a few days. This incident serves as a good lesson for all those parents who give small devices to their kids without realizing the danger it could pose.
In this case, it seems, the doctor don’t see much danger from the swallowed earbud. However, other cases may not end an nicely as this. There is always a danger from the battery of the swallowed AirPod.
Apple already warns that some of its devices and accessories may present a choking hazard. Parents are advised that they read the safety instructions thoroughly before giving any device to their child.