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The new Apple EarPods get taken apart

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The new Apple EarPods get taken apart
Once again, the crew at iFixit takes something apart just to further the education of the public. This time it is the new Apple EarPods that come with the Apple iPhone 5. Said to work as well as devices costing hundreds of dollars more, the price for model number MD827LL/A. is just $29. It does come free with the Apple iPhone 5. Instead of being aimed right at your ear, the main speaker port is facing forward. Common sense would tell you that this would reduce the ability of users to hear, but the experts at Cupertino say otherwise and this is why they get the big bucks.

The new Apple EarPods

The new Apple EarPods

To put less strain on the wires, Apple added larger cable wrapping near the remote. This strengthens what was once a weak spot on the EarPods. These are also the first version of Apple's EarPods to use a paper cone instead of a plastic one. You might think that a paper cone would be more vulnerable to tearing, but you'd be wrong. Another change is the teardrop shape of the cabinet.

The new EarPods are more durable than past iterations. They are sealed better against water damage and is designed to save strain on the wires. Despite the improvements, the EarPods are still a disposable item and when broken, your only option is to buy a new pair.

source: iFixit


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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:19 6

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


here comes the flood of meaning less iphone articles......smh

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 04:15 2

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


For once i thought HTC's announcement of the WP8 devices would shut PA's affection on Apple's articles!! Sigh...so long thoughts!!
I'd rather buy a better noise isolating in-ear phones!!
I don't believe the structural dynamic of this headphone will give me the sound my ear wants!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:32 1

2. deacz (Posts: 148; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/apple-earpods-1097282/review

didnt like them at all

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 04:15 19

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1308; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Next on PA - iPhone 5 box gets taken apart - finds cardboard layout

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 04:16 4

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Haha...+1!!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 04:21 3

6. louay_joumaa (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


hahaha nice one ;)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 15:11

10. prokshit (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


HAHAHAHAHAHHA!! ROFL!!.. Literally ROFL! XD! epic man!.. HAHAHAHA! :D!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 08:17 2

7. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


The headphones are the best

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 08:20 1

8. Awaragardiyan (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Better get nokia purity in ears

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:32 1

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6193; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Its just a head phone. theirs nothing special bout it

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 16:57

11. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


it is special if the haters come in, read the article and take time to comment

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