iPhone 5 Headphones Revealed as ‘EarPods’

Apple has revealed the previously leaked new headphones of the iPhone 5: the ‘EarPods’.

The company said on the new headphones:

iPhone 5 introduces new enhanced audio features including a new beam-forming, directional microphone system for higher quality sound, while background noise fades away with new noise canceling technology. iPhone 5 now includes support for cellular wideband audio for crisper word clarity and more natural sounding speech. Wideband audio will be supported by over 20 carriers worldwide at launch. iPhone 5 comes with the new Apple EarPods featuring a breakthrough design for a more natural fit and increased durability, and an incredible acoustic quality typically reserved for higher-end earphones.

The EarPods feature a speaker port that is directed into your ear canal; there’s no rubber, but instead an all-plastic outer shell has been implemented. There are three separate ports that handle the headphone’s audio delivery, subsequently maximizing airflow for sound quality.

While no pricing was given for the standalone set, they’re available today for purchase individually, and it’ll ship with the iPhone 5, as well as the new iPod touch and nano.


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