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  • iFixit Teardown of Apple EarPods Reveals Water Resistant and Durable Design


    Appleís next generation EarPods have replaced the classic iPod ear buds that we have gotten with our iPhones and iPods alike for so many years. The new design looks much more modern; even somewhat strange. The good news is, reviews on Apple's Web site (averaging 5 out of 5 stars) agree that the new EarPods have improved sound quality over the last ear buds. These EarPods will ship with every new iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G and can be obtained from Apple's Web site for a price of $29.00.

    iFixit has just performed a tear down of Appleís new EarPods today and the results are great. It appears that the design is much more water-resistant than the earlier model of ear buds from Apple. This is due to the body of the units being much more closed and less exposed to the open Ė iFixit states that the remote is "better sealed" against water as well because the newer EarPods do not carry an open grille microphone on the remote control:



    The tear down also reveals a paper cone, rather than the older plastic cone. The paper cone is responsible for delivering those lower frequency bass tones that Apple touts on their Web site with the new EarPods. iFixit expects the paper cone to be less tear-prone than the plastic cones in the previous generation ear buds, which means the EarPods are less likely to blow out on you.

    Itís safe to say that Apple spent a lot of time and money trying to get the EarPod design just right. Not only is the design more durable, but it performs better too. If you donít have a pair of EarPods yet, you should certainly try these things out.

    Sources: iFixit
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iFixit Teardown of Apple EarPods Reveals Water Resistant and Durable Design started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shadow View Post
      i did not stole it*
      i bought a stolen phone without knowing
      If you understand it is stolen then why not turn it into the Police and let the person who rightfully owns it have a chance at getting it back.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Let's stay on topic please. @Silent Shadow, a member has already instructed you on how to start a new thread. If you need more help starting your own thread please PM me or another moderator to further assist you. Please, in the future, do not divert off-topic for help requests in a news thread. Thank you.

      Carry on about the earbuds
    1. iPodTouch149's Avatar
      iPodTouch149 -
      Previous headphones with remote and mic. only came with the iPhone is this going to be the same case with these new headphones because I'm planning on getting an iPod Touch 5G and I could really use a remote and mic.
      P.S. Are the iPod Touch Headphones coming with a case?
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i wonder how they sound? will found out soon
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      "iFixit expects the paper cone to be less tear-prone than the plastic cones in the previous generation ear buds, which means the EarPods are less likely to blow out on you."

      I don't understand how paper tolerates water better than plastic nor do I understand how it is less likely to tear.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      "iFixit expects the paper cone to be less tear-prone than the plastic cones in the previous generation ear buds, which means the EarPods are less likely to blow out on you."

      I don't understand how paper tolerates water better than plastic nor do I understand how it is less likely to tear.
      Good inquiry. I'll leave it for the audiophiles to answer that question.