New iPod touch, iPod nano Shipping Without Revamped EarPods
As MMi reported
Tuesday morning, customers who pre-ordered the new iPod touch 5G are beginning to get shipment notifications today.
As established with previous generation devices, Apple's new iPod touch and iPod nano are shipping with headphones that lack the full scope of functionality and bells and whistles required to optimize the user experience.
Specifically, Macotakara claims that the integrated controls and built-in microphone that could be used to take full advantage of the mobile technology at hand are conspicuously absent on the earphones shipping with the new iPod touch and iPod nano.
The revamped EarPods with the added features are sold separately for $29.
In recent days, reports have also circulated that there are "considerably few numbers of the initial shipment" of the fifth generation iPod touch and seventh generation iPod nano - another indication of lingering supply problems across the various iDevice lineup.
Source: Macotakara (via Apple Insider