Apple made a historic and much-needed step forward today; it’s finally putting its old, terrible headphones to rest. The new “EarPods” mark a bit of a shift in design, but still retain the iconic, white, hey-look-at-me-I’ve-got-an-iPhone-in-my-pocket colour.
Unlike the previous headphones, these guys are the in-ear type and will hopefully sound and fit a little better than the old ones. In addition to coming bundled with the iPhone 5, they’ll also be on sale separately for $35.
It might not be the biggest part of the overall iPhone update, or the one you’re the most excited for, but it’s probably the one that was the longest time coming. Hopefully they’ll justify their oddball look by being better than their predecessors, which should be easily achievable.
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