Hey guys! This week I will be talking about Apple’s more recent set of earbuds, the Apple EarPods. Do you remember in 2012 when the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 came out? The EarPods were new that year as well. They were redesigned versions of the older standard earphones that came with the iPhone 4S and older devices. These are said to have better sound and audio quality than the older earphones, and fit more comfortably in the ear.
Personally, I use them because they’re free earphones, and at a pretty decent quality. I’ve had my pair of EarPods for 2 years and they still work like new. I’ve also noticed one thing: the case they come in. Most people just throw this away or do not use it after they get their EarPods. I hope you realize this is the best way to keep them in good condition and most importantly, NO TANGLES! You won’t have to struggle with tangled cords or broken earphones. How much better can it get?
Another thing about EarPods is the many things they can do. There are two types: one that does not have a built-in mic or controller, and one who does. I will talk about the ones that have the controller and mic. They can lower the volume and either pause or play of any media that is playing (so you don’t have to reach into your pocket to get your phone), they can take photos for you so you don’t have the awkward “selfie arm,” they can answer and end calls with a press of a button, and so on.
The EarPods on the left are the ones without the controller or mic, and don’t come with a neat case. These usually come with the iPod touch and the iPod nano.
The Earpods on the right are the ones with the controller and mic, and its case. The come with every iPhone starting from the iPhone 5 to the lastest iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. You can also purchase them at many retail stores.