The Apple EarPods that come with your iPhone or iPod touch can be used to control a wide range of features, including music, phone calls, and even Siri.
So can any other set of headphones, from Beats to Bose — as long as they integrate the remote and mic hardware. The remote controls are great for accessibility, but they're also great for convenience. What's more, they also work with the Mac!
If you're not familiar with all the options, here's a complete list!
How would you feel about Apple putting health sensors into their next-generation EarPods headphones? There are a ton of health-related rumors swirling around iOS 8 and Healthbook, the iPhone 6 and even the still-mythical iWatch, and forward deploying sensors into wearable electronics, including headphones, is clearly the future. But is it the imminent future? Would you want it to be?
A one-off red Mac Pro and solid gold EarPods designed by Apple VP of design Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson were part of a recent Sotheby's auction to raise money for RED, the AIDS charity headed by U2 front man Bono. It can be inferred that the CEO of "smart thermostat" maker Nest (and former Apple VP) Tony Fadell is the buyer of both items, according to two recent Twitter posts by portrait photographer Kevin Abosch.
Apple has collaborated for years with U2 frontman Bono for his Project (RED) charity, focused on the fight against AIDS. The latest example of that is collaboration between Apple's senior vice president of design Jony Ive and famed industrial designer Marc Newson, according to MacRumors.
A new project has arrived on Kickstarter called Budsnaps, that claims to be able to stop your Apple earbuds from falling out of your ears when moving around. Anyone who uses Apple’s iconic white earbuds will instantly recognise this problem and now there could be a really simple solution to stop them falling out.
If you haven't yet upgraded to the iPhone 5, can you get some of that iPhone 5 experience by upgrading to Apple's new EarPods earbuds? At $29 they're not as expensive as high-end earpieces, but they're not exactly cheap either. Compared to the original Apple earbuds, the ones that shipped with every iPhone, iPod, and iPad up until the iPhone 5, are they a worthwhile upgrade, or are you better off waiting and just getting them for "free" with your next iOS device?
Apple has released four new adverts to coincide with the availability of the iPhone 5. Three of the ads concentrate solely on the iPhone 5 while the other is all about its new Earpods.The adverts are called Thumb, Cheese, Physics and Ears.
Although they managed to leak out ahead of the iPhone 5 event, Apple has now introduced a new set of earbud headphones for iOS devices. EarPods, as they will be reffered to will come with all of Apple's new products such as the iPod Nano, iPod Touch and iPhone 5.