AirPods are wireless earphones that use Apple’s W1 chip to communicate with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The earphones are designed to be light and comfortable to wear, and include a charging case that is used to provide power to the earphones.
AirPods were announced on September 7, 2016, and released on December 13, 2016. The earphones come with a one-year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship.
Apple has not released any information about the expected lifespan of AirPods. However, given the design of the earphones and the components used, it is likely that they will last for at least one year before they need to be replaced.