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Here’s what Apple didn’t tell you about its new wireless headphones…

Apple’s new £159/$159 wireless AirPods earphones have been the subject of plenty of derision since yesterday’s announcement.

Our wearables editor reckons you’re going to need some of Apple’s ‘courage’ to wear them outdoors, since they look like the head of an electronic toothbrush.

However, while there’s no shortage of ridicule for the new W1 chip-enabled buds, there is concern also. Some believe they may be too easy to lose, others are concerned they may be a choking risk for small children.

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In Australia the Competition and Consumer Commission says the dimensions of the buds meet the criteria for the advisory ‘Product Safety Choke Check.’

A spokesperson told Fairfax Media: “As these headphones are small, parents and carers are encouraged to be vigilant to keep them out of reach from young children.”

Those concerns have been mirrored by parents who took to social media in droves during and after yesterday’s launch (via Telegraph).

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