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A breakthrough for ears everywhere : Apple EarPods
Just like fingerprints, ears are unique parts of the body. Which means earbud headphones fit differently on everyone. So rather than use the speaker as the starting point for new headphones, Apple designers and engineers started with the ear. They tested over a hundred prototype designs on hundreds of people. All with the goal of creating earbuds that rest comfortably inside — and stay inside — a variety of ear types, while also producing quality sound. The result is a breakthrough for earbud headphones: Apple EarPods. They’re unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard.
- Designed by Apple
- Deeper, richer bass tones
- Greater protection from sweat and water
- Control music and video playback
- Answer and end calls
Enhanced audio on iPhone 5 can be bought for any of your devices.
Apple EarPods are just the beginning of the improved audio experience on iPhone 5. It’s designed with three microphones: one on the front, one on the back, and one on the bottom. The front and back mics work together to achieve beamforming — a technique that helps iPhone focus on sound from the desired location for clearer audio. New noise-canceling technology reduces background noise. So when you hold iPhone up to your ear in a loud room, you hear what matters most: the voice on the other end.
What’s in the Box
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Storage and travel case
The new EarPods also are better protected against sweat and water, so it will be a boon for people who often use their iPods during a workout. As with the previous generation earphones, the EarPod comes with an inline remote for controlling volume and playback.
Apple is already shipping the EarPod along with the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch and the iPod nano, but it can also be purchased as a standalone accessory for $29.
List of compatible devices