The new Apple EarPods get taken apart

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.

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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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

2. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Haha...+1!!

6. louay_joumaa

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

hahaha nice one ;)

10. prokshit

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

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

7. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

The headphones are the best

8. Awaragardiyan unregistered

Better get nokia purity in ears

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Its just a head phone. theirs nothing special bout it

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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