Find My AirPod - Apple Addresses Most Common Concern

There seem to be two types of AirPod owner - those whose ears conform to the Apple standard and for whom there is no danger of an AirPod falling from their ear except under extreme provocation; and everyone else, for whom AirPod loss is an every day worry.

For that latter group Apple has your backs, with iOS 10.3 sporting new Find My AirPod functionality, which will start a missing AirPod bleeping so that you can locate it by sound and, where appropriate will pulse Bluetooth beacons from all of your registered Apple devices in an attempt to locate it by proximity.

It won't guarantee that you can't lose your AirPod, but it is a clever way of helping you to retrieve one if you do misplace it.