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tbluhp
Oct 27, 2008, 06:41 PM
When are those $80 USD earbuds that have 2 speakers coming to the market?

Are they going to be really worth it are they like bose or competitors?



kyto
Oct 27, 2008, 06:44 PM
I hope they will be good sience they are 80 bucks. I do not know when they are coming out, just wanted to tell you about your title should be when are.

Kane.Elson
Oct 27, 2008, 06:46 PM
I hope they will be good sience they are 80 bucks. I do not know when they are coming out, just wanted to tell you about your title should be when are.
Do you really think your English is good enough to let you correct other people ?

kyto
Oct 27, 2008, 06:49 PM
Do you really think your English is good enough to let you correct other people ?

No I do not. I was just thinking that a title is more important than my post?

IUBall22
Oct 27, 2008, 09:19 PM
ive been waiting impatiently since they announced them back in september. they said october then, so hopefully they come out this week.

Atomike
Oct 27, 2008, 11:04 PM
Apple is certainly running out of options when it comes to these earbuds. They are left with 2 options:

1. Release them this week. They technically make their deadline, but they end up looking like they don't know what they're doing. I can see the press release now: "Yeah - we meant to wait till the very very last minute. Sure. You believe that, right?" Sloppy.

2. Miss their deadline. Folks talk about yet another big disappointment from Apple this year. It's becoming standard operating procedure for Apple. Is it even possible for Apple to NOT mess up a product launch anymore? It's obvious they simply are not a reliable company. They are the running joke of the industry - a new verb. "Hurry up guys - I don't want to apple this release".

New addition to Websters-
apple (v): to hype a product endlessly, but have it ultimately disappoint everyone due to missing features, unfixed bugs, and a launch which was handled in the worst possible manner.

MikesGravity
Oct 29, 2008, 12:58 PM
New addition to Websters-
apple (v): to hype a product endlessly, but have it ultimately disappoint everyone due to missing features, unfixed bugs, and a launch which was handled in the worst possible manner.


HUH? You obviously don't work in the "industry". Apple is known for it's amazing advertising and consistency. Anyywhooo.... I doubt these are top priority for Apple. It was relevant to talk about at the big iPod hoorah though.

These earbuds have some serious potential. I hope they are released this week.

Atomike
Oct 29, 2008, 06:06 PM
Apple is known for it's amazing advertising and consistency.

No no no no no. They USED to be known for these things. Say these words:
Firewire. Nano Coverflow. Justin Long.
The word laughingstock is a perfect description for apple right now.

Demosthenes X
Oct 29, 2008, 06:52 PM
No no no no no. They USED to be known for these things. Say these words:
Firewire. Nano Coverflow. Justin Long.
The word laughingstock is a perfect description for apple right now.

:confused: In the minds of a small minority of people on the internet, perhaps. But to the real world, Apple is a great looking company. The real world doesn't care about FireWire on the new MacBook, or coverflow on the Nano, or Justin Long. I consider myself one of those "minority on the internet" who do, and I have no idea what you mean by "iPod coverlow" and "Justin Long" making Apple a "laughingstock".

Nor do I particularly care...

My big question is: why the hell is Apple releasing these earbuds - with a mic built in - if they don't have iPhone compatibility. That's the sort of thing I think reflects poorly on a company. "Yeah, we have this great-selling cell phone with music player, and we just announced these awesome new headphones. What, no, the two products aren't compatible."

I hope Apple is delaying the earbuds so they can make them iPhone-compatible. :D

Atomike
Oct 29, 2008, 09:34 PM
The real world doesn't care about FireWire on the new MacBook, or coverflow on the Nano, or Justin Long.

If by "the real world" you mean people who don't buy apple products - then you may be correct. People who don't buy apple products probably don't care about these things at all.

NightStorm
Oct 30, 2008, 12:27 AM
I own a lot of Apple products, and quite honestly I do not care about a single one of those items you have listed.

Anyways, can we get this thread back on topic? If you want to rant about how "bad Apple has gotten", start another thread.

MikesGravity
Oct 30, 2008, 01:04 AM
No no no no no. They USED to be known for these things. Say these words:
Firewire. Nano Coverflow. Justin Long.
The word laughingstock is a perfect description for apple right now.

Proof you have no idea what you are talking about. FIREWIRE IS the standard for Digital Video professionals around the world. If you use USB 2.0 to edit off an external raid/HD, you are fooling yourself.

Nano Coverflow? Who Cares, you don't have to use it.

Justin Long? Um... the ad campaign is WORKING!

You're a troll who can't even argue good.

windowpain
Oct 30, 2008, 02:51 AM
I just hope the quality is better than the last ones (bought with a 3rd Gen nano) in which the rubber seal around the earbuds came off and then promptly fell apart. I expected them to last longer than 3 months.

The ones I got with my 3st gen shuffle were of a far higher quality.

Edit: old ones (right) and the newer ones (left)

It looks as though the design is the same..hopefully they are made better.

jmacleodpc19
Oct 30, 2008, 07:48 AM
I'm waiting for these headphones too, but I'll gladly wait longer if it means they'll work great. THAT is more important to me than acting high and mighty when Apple misses a self-imposed deadline.

Arran
Oct 30, 2008, 09:28 AM
My guesses:
1) iPhone firmware 2.2 will include support for the new headphones.
2) When 2.2 is finalized, they'll release both together.
3) The headphones are ready to start volume manufacturing now, but they haven't pulled the trigger in case some glitch shows up in testing with 2.2 and they need to tweak the earbuds. (saves doing rework or even a recall)
4) The official line (that the the buds won't support the iPhone) provides wiggle room in case the 2.2 plan slips. No need for embarrassing retractions - just release the buds on their own. When 2.2 is eventually released and, hey! it "just so happens" to work with the buds already sold, then that's a freebie bonus - not something that was promised. (Remember that Airport Extreme(n) / Airdisk climb-down?)

Patience....

Atomike
Oct 30, 2008, 12:52 PM
FIREWIRE IS the standard for Digital Video professionals around the world. If you use USB 2.0 to edit off an external raid/HD, you are fooling yourself.
Clearly you're unaware of all the iMac controversy concerning firewire.

Nano Coverflow? Who Cares, you don't have to use it.
Clearly you're unaware of the coverflow bug on the 4g Nano.

Justin Long? Um... the ad campaign is WORKING!
Clearly you're unaware that most folks find him endlessly annoying.

You're a troll who can't even argue good.
Clearly you're unaware that it should be "argue well". I don't want to mock your intelligence, but come on! You can't be serious.

elmateo487
Oct 30, 2008, 02:39 PM
Clearly you're unaware of all the iMac controversy concerning firewire.


Clearly you're unaware of the coverflow bug on the 4g Nano.


Clearly you're unaware that most folks find him endlessly annoying.


Clearly you're unaware that it should be "argue well". I don't want to mock your intelligence, but come on! You can't be serious.

A more civil, and intelligent reply would have been this...

NOTHING. Just say nothing man, Thumper in Bambi said it right.

Stuipdboy1000
Oct 31, 2008, 11:27 AM
Any time within the next few days I would say as the old In-Ear headphones have been discontinued on the US store.

Apple Ink
Oct 31, 2008, 11:32 AM
After 2.2 I guess!

IUBall22
Oct 31, 2008, 04:16 PM
Any time within the next few days I would say as the old In-Ear headphones have been discontinued on the US store.

did they just change the status of the old ones to discontinued?

superhuman
Nov 1, 2008, 12:23 PM
Nano Coverflow? Who Cares, you don't have to use it.


Actually, you DO have to use it and it SUCKS. I just bought my second 4G nano (first one got stolen after three weeks) and this feature still infuriates me. I've owned 5 iPods of various types and coverflow on the 4G Nano is the WORST idea I've ever encountered. Not only do I not want to use it, it isn't even executed well. The accelerometer has serious lag time when you try to flip it back over to go into normal menu mode.

If somebody disagrees with you, it doesn't make that person a troll. If somebody doesn't worship everything Apple does, that doesn't make the person a troll either.

elmateo487
Nov 1, 2008, 01:50 PM
If somebody doesn't worship everything Apple does, that doesn't make the person a troll either.

Yes it does!!

Just kidding. Kinda? Hahaha. Yeah. Kidding.

M.Ford
Nov 3, 2008, 09:46 AM
I, too, am anxiously awaiting the release. I have some Bose buds that work decently enough though the mids and highs are a bit lacking. My problem is that, when I get a call, I have to unplug everything to answer it. It is an annoyance. I am sorely tempted to get a different brand but the reviews of the best ones seem to always say that their quality is really poor. V-modas anyone? I am not sure that my patience will last. There has to be a good option out there.

Speaking of v2.2 iPhone... I don't suppose that there is any idea when that is coming out?

IUBall22
Nov 3, 2008, 05:33 PM
i wish theyd at least announce a date. ive been without headphones for over a month now, and have no idea how much longer im gonna be without them...

butterfly0fdoom
Nov 3, 2008, 08:17 PM
If by "the real world" you mean people who don't buy apple products - then you may be correct. People who don't buy apple products probably don't care about these things at all.

I'll refer to "the real world" as "normal people that also buy Macs". You have no idea how many people will not know what FireWire is, think the whole Cover Flow thing is cool, and not care about who Justin Long is. I work in a university bookstore computer department, and I've got plenty of "real world" cases to refute your claims.

IUBall22
Nov 3, 2008, 09:21 PM
i hope this "no new products before the holidays" thing doesnt apply to the headphones since they were already announced.

Atomike
Nov 3, 2008, 11:12 PM
Store is down. I'm guessing they're being added right now.

IUBall22
Nov 4, 2008, 06:25 AM
Store is down. I'm guessing they're being added right now.

not down for me...

Atomike
Nov 4, 2008, 08:36 AM
Looks like store is back up with no ear buds. Personally, I think it's time to stop caring about them.

Packersfan27
Nov 4, 2008, 11:55 AM
Someone should really email jobs and give him a talking to... :rolleyes:

scott523
Nov 4, 2008, 12:05 PM
Store is back up once again... no headphones. -_-"

On a (sorta) positive note, the discontinued in-ear headphones were removed from the Apple Store.

IUBall22
Nov 4, 2008, 08:44 PM
apple is dead to me if they dont come out this week....mark m words. dead....to......me...

i0Nic
Nov 4, 2008, 10:05 PM
Jesus I've held off buying headphones far too long now waiting for these to come out. Come on Apple freaking hell.

wbeasley
Nov 4, 2008, 10:41 PM
apple is dead to me if they dont come out this week....mark m words. dead....to......me...

phew, some people get their knickers in a twist. :)

Repeat after me: it's not world peace, it's not an end to hunger, it's not ...

just use the ones that came with your ipod or buy something else. there's plenty of other options!

you could always look at it this way, before Apple announced there were new ones coming what were you going to do? were they "dead to you" then? <rolls eyes skyward>

no wonder they now feel they have to announce when there will be no new products before xmas - it's to silence the whinging. (although it just gives people the ammunition to keep talking). a no win situation at best...

IUBall22
Nov 5, 2008, 05:21 AM
phew, some people get their knickers in a twist. :)

Repeat after me: it's not world peace, it's not an end to hunger, it's not ...

just use the ones that came with your ipod or buy something else. there's plenty of other options!

you could always look at it this way, before Apple announced there were new ones coming what were you going to do? were they "dead to you" then? <rolls eyes skyward>

no wonder they now feel they have to announce when there will be no new products before xmas - it's to silence the whinging. (although it just gives people the ammunition to keep talking). a no win situation at best...
youre missing the point. these were announced and given a release date. that date has passed, yet we have not heard any updates. stop defending apple like its your little kid...they've really been screwing up lately on their releases.

SactoGuy18
Nov 5, 2008, 06:23 AM
Why bother waiting for these headphones. I already have a set of Creative EP-630 and Sennheiser CX500 headphones that work great with my 3G iPod nano. :)

elmateo487
Nov 5, 2008, 11:23 AM
Why bother waiting for these headphones. I already have a set of Creative EP-630 and Sennheiser CX500 headphones that work great with my 3G iPod nano. :)

ALL I WANT... is the stinkin integrated remote feature, with decent sounding phones!!

RELEASE THE HEADPHONES DAG NABIT!

lol. This is quite ridiculous.

scott523
Nov 7, 2008, 03:41 AM
Apple better release these earphones later today. Been a week overdue from what Jobs said. iPhone and stuff related to it usually comes out on Fridays so I hope this is it!

masse
Nov 7, 2008, 09:50 AM
new slogan idea: apple doesn't care about you. We never did. It all about the benjamins baby.

fr33 loader
Nov 7, 2008, 11:31 PM
Was planning to buy Ultimate Ears with remote for my iPhone when Stevie announced those. I decided to wait and see how these two speakers iem's turn out. I can't wait forever though.

wbeasley
Nov 8, 2008, 06:38 AM
youre missing the point. these were announced and given a release date. that date has passed, yet we have not heard any updates. stop defending apple like its your little kid...they've really been screwing up lately on their releases.

no i'm not missing the point... regardless of whether something is announced or not means very little in the real world. the new ipods were announced weeks ago yet very few stores here in Australia have the 16g nanos and even fewer in a good colour range. so should we jump up and down about it?

the headphones will come out shortly. or not. maybe they had a production issue or quality control stopped them.

wouldn't you rather listen to a pair before deciding you want/need them? specs are one thing but reality may be different.

i'm not defending apple. i'm a fairly recent convert from using PCs for years. not everything Apple do is perfect (firewire on laptops anyone???) but they do seem to come up with lots of better stuff than M$.

i hope you hear something about these new 'phones soon and when you buy them, i hope you like them... :)

SactoGuy18
Nov 8, 2008, 10:23 AM
I'm beginning to wonder did Apple have a change of heart about producing the new US$79 in-ear headphone.

Remember, Apple is entering a market that is dominated by Sony, Panasonic and JVC on the low end and Shure, Westone, and Etymotics Research on the high end (not to mention Sennnheiser across the price spectrum). Given the current economic situation, if production of the headphone has not started Apple could just cancel the project altogether and maybe offered users of iPods who registered their iPods with Apple a discount voucher for an in-ear headphone from a third-party manufacturer.

Techguy172
Nov 8, 2008, 11:24 AM
I'm beginning to wonder did Apple have a change of heart about producing the new US$79 in-ear headphone.

Remember, Apple is entering a market that is dominated by Sony, Panasonic and JVC on the low end and Shure, Westone, and Etymotics Research on the high end (not to mention Sennnheiser across the price spectrum). Given the current economic situation, if production of the headphone has not started Apple could just cancel the project altogether and maybe offered users of iPods who registered their iPods with Apple a discount voucher for an in-ear headphone from a third-party manufacturer.

I doubt that if so they would have taken the page down and most things apple makes people are willing to buy especially if they see "Designed for iPod".

M.Ford
Nov 8, 2008, 11:57 PM
Why bother waiting for these headphones. I already have a set of Creative EP-630 and Sennheiser CX500 headphones that work great with my 3G iPod nano. :)

For me, the problem is that I am trying to find a quality, good sounding set of earbuds for the iPhone so I dont have to unplug my phones when I get a call. If all I needed was something for sound I would keep my bose earbuds.

DoNoHarm
Nov 9, 2008, 12:17 AM
apple is dead to me if they dont come out this week....mark m words. dead....to......me...

ha ha ha!!!

man, as great as apple's laptops are compared to a pc, it's just really really lame that we have to even be buying headphones to do a voice recording.

I'm going to be buying an Mp3 player this week. Even if these headphones come out, why should I have to buy an extra component to do voice recording that's available on the $30 sansa clip?