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


    Apple’s 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 Apple’s 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 – 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.

    It’s 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 don’t 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. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      best Apple product yet
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      can't wait till they teardown the iphone 5
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by regkilla View Post
      best Apple product yet
      Really?
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      those iphone 4 bumpers were way better.
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrhudson View Post
      those iphone 4 bumpers were way better.
      Lol yeah specially since most got them free lol
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      whats up dudes
      hey does anyone know how "find my iphone" can track you iphone?
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mindblown View Post
      can't wait till they teardown the iphone 5
      You and me both!!

      Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shadow View Post
      whats up dudes
      hey does anyone know how "find my iphone" can track you iphone?
      Yup. Just visit icloud dot com from your computer and log in with your itunes email and pass.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      They'll still sound shite, but at the price of Klipsch or Sennheiser.
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      You and me both!!



      Yup. Just visit icloud dot com from your computer and log in with your itunes email and pass.

      i know how to work with it
      im asking how does it actually do what it does
      like how can it track ur iphone
      i heard that it cant track you if your idevice is turned off
      what if you hard restore the device and set it up as a new device, can it still track the device that u restored?
    1. kraziebone's Avatar
      kraziebone -
      Excited about the new buds. Btw the findmyiphone feature is all software based. Turning your phone off or restoring the phone will render it useless. I wish that wasn't the case but it is
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by kraziebone View Post
      Excited about the new buds. Btw the findmyiphone feature is all software based. Turning your phone off or restoring the phone will render it useless. I wish that wasn't the case but it is
      so lets say that u find an iphone
      and u hard restore it

      so can the previous owner of the phone find u then?
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shadow View Post
      so lets say that u find an iphone
      and u hard restore it

      so can the previous owner of the phone find u then?
      So you stole someone's phone and are asking for help here lmao. I hope they lock you out of it.
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      So you stole someone's phone and are asking for help here lmao. I hope they lock you out of it.
      i did not stole it*
      i bought a stolen phone without knowing

      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      So you stole someone's phone and are asking for help here lmao. I hope they lock you out of it.
      and the iphones imei IS* BLOCKED!

      OK WHY DO I HAVE TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING!?

      IF YOU DONT KNOW THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION OR CANT ANSWER IT, THEN DONT EVEN BOTHER WITH REPLYING OKEY!
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      i think its best to make another thread stating your problem....
      kinda going off topic to what the this thread is about
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by mindblown View Post
      i think its best to make another thread stating your problem....
      kinda going off topic to what the this thread is about
      well howdo you make a new thread?
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shadow View Post
      well howdo you make a new thread?
      make a new thread on "general iphone chat" sub-forum under the "iphone modding" forum
      and to make a new thread, scroll up and click on the " + Post New Thread" button on the top left area
    1. claustin's Avatar
      claustin -
      why are they still white? Apple did away with white in everything except their earphones and cables. They look so out of place next to the gizmos.
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by claustin View Post
      why are they still white? Apple did away with white in everything except their earphones and cables. They look so out of place next to the gizmos.
      Isn't white like, the Apple color? MacBooks, bezels are preferred white. Etc.
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      Quote Originally Posted by scroogelives View Post
      Lol yeah specially since most got them free lol
      oh wait! we get a free carrying case for the earphones? whoa whoa whoa
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrhudson View Post
      oh wait! we get a free carrying case for the earphones? whoa whoa whoa
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