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10-09-2012, 12:08 PM #1
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)
10-09-2012, 12:23 PM #2
I would be pissed if i ordered one and didn't get the earpods! I love my new earpods I use them for at least ten hours every day! 👍
10-09-2012, 12:30 PM #3
Wow that really Does suck. I usually hate the headphones that apple make, but these are awesome. Great quality and sound amazing!
10-09-2012, 12:31 PM #4
How do you explain this unboxing video then? Looks like the new earpods to me. New 5th Gen iPod Touch Unboxed, Benchmarked [Video] | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Edit: I see what you are saying...they are the earpods, but without the inline controls like for the iPhone.
10-09-2012, 12:38 PM #5
Who uses the stock ones anyway? I didn't even take the iPhone ones out of the box.
10-09-2012, 12:47 PM #6
10-09-2012, 01:00 PM #7
That's ****** up, dude. The EarPods are seriously kickass. I'd be pissed. :l
10-09-2012, 01:16 PM #8
Cant wait for it to release in India!!!!
I wish Apple could ship it to India for free or atleast ship it
Cant wait for it to release in India!!!!
I wish Apple could atleast ship it to India and maybe even for free
10-09-2012, 02:06 PM #9
That's odd! In Apple's website it still says that the Apple EarPods are included in the box for both the iPod Nano and iPod touch under the Tech Specs. Otherwise, that would be false advertisement.
10-09-2012, 02:11 PM #10
If you're not gonna use them, send em my way!
10-09-2012, 02:24 PM #11
I have a new pair still wrapped in plastic that where shipped with my iPhone 5 that I will never use... does some disgruntled customer want to pay me $28 for mine, I'll stick to my knock off Dre beats from Hongkong that where $6 shipped and sound the same as the $150 pairOn January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like "1984."
10-09-2012, 02:36 PM #12
It doesnt say in this article that it wont have ear pods, it just says it wont have a "revamped earpods"/mic. Maybe the author is just trying to get people upset. I know my ipt did not have mics in the earphones like my iphone did. So business as usual I assume.
10-09-2012, 03:01 PM #13
Last edited by FeartheSpear; 10-09-2012 at 04:43 PM.
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10-09-2012, 03:18 PM #15
I can't believe the poor choice of words in the title of this article.
10-09-2012, 04:30 PM #16
Cmon guys, read the bloody article - it doesn't come with earpods withintegrated controls and built-in microphone
10-09-2012, 04:59 PM #17
10-09-2012, 05:15 PM #18
Yes, the earpods are great, I hated the old ones....but the sound quality and fit of the new ones are amazing. I actually use them more then my Beats by Dre (official ones) lol
10-09-2012, 05:38 PM #19
mBeezy81 do you have the over the ear or in ear? I have always preferred in ear.
not trying to offend anyone by my comments on the Beats by Dre, but I have had many expensive brands of headphones for studio recording and mixing over the years and feel that the Beats in particular are a marketing scheme by Monster.I am now happy to settle for the cheap ones that sound the same when it comes to everyday listening, for the studio or monitor style I still use Ultimate ears and probably always will.On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like "1984."
10-09-2012, 06:11 PM #20
I have the over the ear Solo HDs..I prefer these because the Beats can be heavy and annoying, especially when working out, but I still can get a good amount of bass out of these and no weight to them.