Little did Apple know that when it released its television ad for the AirPods entitled “Sway” in 2017, the commercial would lead teens to discover a new way to communicate with each other in a classroom without the teacher’s knowledge. The ad shows a woman wearing AirPods listening to a song (Palace by Sam Smith) while dancing in the street. She bumps into a random stranger and takes the AirPod out of her right ear and puts it in the stranger’s right ear so that both could dance together to the music.
Now we can’t promise that swapping AirPods won’t lead to an ear infection so you really should find a gossiping partner with good ear hygiene who doesn’t have a fever or is tugging on their ear every few minutes. Also, it probably is a good idea to keep the AirPods hidden behind an ample growth of hair. Otherwise, it might not take long for a teacher to figure out that something strange is going on.
Kids are swapping AirPods in class then using text to speech to ‘talk’ without talking pic.twitter.com/moLxK1rzbv
— Gen-Z Trend Alerts (@LouisAnslow) January 21, 2020