Do the new Apple AirPods require iOS 10, or will they work with my iOS 9 devices should I choose not to upgrade?

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    Yes they will!!! They work just like regular Bluetooth headsets. Pair with button on back of case.

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  • Yes, you can use airpods on iOS 9, however if you are intending to use these with the Apple Watch then you will need to update to watchOS 3

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  • Apple lists the system requirements on their product page - it claims iOS 10 is needed to work with the AirPods.

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  • No, sorry but Air Pods do require IOS 10

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