Apple announces EarPods: “earphones that fit everyone”

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



1. TheCastled0

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

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

2. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

3 years to design?

3. Savage unregistered

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

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

5. hariprasath.j unregistered

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

6. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

7. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

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

8. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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....

9. blade19

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

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

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

cant wait to have it!

12. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.