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Apple announces EarPods: “earphones that fit everyone”

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Apple announces EarPods: “earphones that fit everyone”
Apple has brought not just the brand new iPhone 5, but also updated its music players - the iPod nano and iPod touch - and with so many music-centric announcements, the unveiling of these brand new EarPods are not that much of a surprise. Of course, we’ve also seen them leak out earlier, so now that they’re official let’s see what stands behind this weird new design.

"Making earphones that fit for everyone would be like making shoes that are the same size that fit everyone's feet. But that's what we've tried to do," Apple chief designer Jonathan Ive explained the idea behind the EarPods.

Designed to direct sound better into the ear, the new earbuds have taken Apple 3 years of development effort.

Apple is starting to ship the new EarPods as a standalone accessory and they will be available starting from today. Of course, they are also coming bundled with the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch and new iPod nano.

source: Apple

Apple announces EarPods: “earphones that fit everyone”
Apple announces EarPods: “earphones that fit everyone”

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:51 9

1. TheCastled0 (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Finally, a pair of earphones that won't hurt my ears lol

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:55 4

2. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


3 years to design?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:58 6

3. Savage (unregistered)


Okay, now Apple cares about comfort for ears. Took you long enough!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:00 1

4. mas11 (Posts: 1029; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Good to know they are more comfortable. Now if only they looked as good as the old ones...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:09 2

5. hariprasath.j (Posts: 27; Member since: 27 Mar 2012)


atlast.... we could see some new design from Apple today.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:16 1

6. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


still perfer my sony mdr-ex60lp earphones, bass is nuts

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:19

7. frustyak (Posts: 152; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


Will they still snag on your collar if you turn your head?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:19

8. BattleBrat (Posts: 1071; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I wonder what the boys at head-fi think of these. I prefer my Sony MDR-EX1000's with custom tips, or Etymotic ER4PT's....

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:42

9. blade19 (Posts: 60; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)


Sounds (no pun intended) cool .... but I'll stick with my Ultimate Ears 700s

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 15:46 1

10. remixfa (Posts: 13905; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


considering iphone style earphones are the least comfortable things out there.. its about damn time.
Fits all ears.. oh you mean like those rubber in ear ones that have been out forever ? lol

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 21:54

11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


cant wait to have it!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 04:08

12. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


ARE those for aliens. looks so weird. thought only aliens used to use iPhone

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