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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:15 PM   #76
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Has anybody owned both the EarPods and In-Ear Headphones? Just curious.
Yes. The new Pods are better sonically.
The in-ear are a waste of money.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:42 PM   #77
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really odd how the new cables are the same price... Possibly an error?
No error. If you go onto the Apple store you will notice that the 10w/12w chargers and 5w mini chargers cost the same price as well. I both cases the theory is that some people prefer smaller accessories.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:39 PM   #78
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Has anybody owned both the EarPods and In-Ear Headphones? Just curious.
Yes. I've got both and I like the new EarPods better. Not by much, but I like them better. It's mostly preference, that's why I would say the InEars are absolutely not worth the money. There are SO much better InEars for the price.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:40 PM   #79
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Not sure .5 meter cable length will create much more "clutter". Zip ties work wonders.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:22 PM   #80
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Yes. I've got both and I like the new EarPods better. Not by much, but I like them better. It's mostly preference, that's why I would say the InEars are absolutely not worth the money. There are SO much better InEars for the price.
Same hear. They fit my ears just fine and actually stay there during my exercises. I don't think you can find better stock earbuds.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:34 PM   #81
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An even shorter cable? UGH... Why not a longer cable? I needed to buy a USB extension cable just so the end of my charging cable can reach my nightstand. Come on Apple.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:34 PM   #82
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Then you'd just complain that they cost $50 for a cable.
No, I wouldn't.

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You know they make USB hubs for just a couple bucks.
Yes, they do, and they make an ugly tangled mess of cables on the desktop and require yet another power adapter.

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You'd need a cable that contained a controller so you'd be looking at a cable with a big box on it. Who'd want that.
I would. Especially if the controller were built into a dock.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:57 PM   #83
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It would create unnecessary confusion about the purpose of such a cable.
Yea, without any speed advantage, that's true.

...Though, eventually, as Apple becomes more competitive & begins exhausting every hardware boost possible, it's inevitable. You don't really think decades from now we'll still be syncing our iPads at USB2.0 speeds, do you? So with that speed advantage, iPhones & iPads syncing over high speed TB (& freeing up a USB port) is a nice bonus Apple can offer to its Mac customers to further improve the Mac & iDevice users experience.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:05 PM   #84
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0.5 ? uh... ok

Why even release a cabe then?

1 metre is short enough...

Maybe its a cost factor... Hopefully the price will be small too.



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Yes. The new Pods are better sonically.
The in-ear are a waste of money.
I still hav my earpods... sill in packaging from 5 months ago
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:52 PM   #85
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really odd how the new cables are the same price... Possibly an error?
According to the Apple Store, the 1m long cable DOES NOT support audio and video. The 0.5 m cable DOES support audio and video.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:14 PM   #86
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"Apple Releases Shorter 0.5-Meter Lightning to USB Cable"

This is exciting stuff.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:15 PM   #87
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According to the Apple Store, the 1m long cable DOES NOT support audio and video. The 0.5 m cable DOES support audio and video.
ya... what a coincidence....

Apple deliberately putting something that we all use in the shorter cable, so more of them sell instead......

Apple could have put support in the 1m.... Its just "clever marketing"
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:17 PM   #88
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ya... what a coincidence....

Apple deliberately putting something that we all use in the shorter cable, so more of them sell instead......

Apple could have put support in the 1m.... Its just "clever marketing"
Apple could have put it in the longer cable, but then they would have to increase the price. That is why they are both the same price.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:25 PM   #89
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Apple could have put it in the longer cable, but then they would have to increase the price. That is why they are both the same price.
True, but wouldn't you be better off paying that bit extra for a 1M cable "knowing" it'll the excess will be there when its needed, rather than buying a shorter cable than be crippled with "if only i had spend..." type questions.

We're only talking about a few extra dollars... not gonna break the bank by any means.

I guess Apple needs a valid reason to do this.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:29 PM   #90
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This should bump the stock price...lol this is NEWS?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:14 PM   #91
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Yes. I've got both and I like the new EarPods better. Not by much, but I like them better. It's mostly preference, that's why I would say the InEars are absolutely not worth the money. There are SO much better InEars for the price.
Agreed, Apple's are terrible for the price. The EarPods are the better option if you want Apple headphones.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:25 PM   #92
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They're definitely different factories. 1/2 of the Lightning cables are junk. The connector is different than the Apple original too. I even had one that fell apart when I first took it from the package. There is a difference in quality but not one that paying $20 more is worth generally. Having said that, my Belkin car charger with an Apple licensed Lightning connector is much better quality than any of the cheap cables on the market and well worth the $20 I paid for it.
It's the same factory. It's just Apple's cables passed most of the quality inspections and my Monoprice cables come from the defective bin at the end of the assembly line.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:40 PM   #93
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According to the Apple Store, the 1m long cable DOES NOT support audio and video. The 0.5 m cable DOES support audio and video.
I believe that is an oversight. The Lightning connector doesn't support analog audio/video, no matter what cable you buy.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 12:15 AM   #94
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Sad to see Apple changing the recent earbud design.

It has been the only in ear buds by ANY manufacturers that actually fit me.

The new Apple buds look pretty conventional.

I will have to find some old ones before they are gone.

edit: Whoops it looks like these are two different products. I like the EarPods. Inexpensive and fit well.

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 04:59 AM   #95
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So smaller TV's should be the same price as larger ones? They do the same job, right..?
No but a tv with a shorter powercable should cost the same....

the expensive part is not the wire in the cable, its the chip and electronics in the plugs, could they cut 1$ off the price yes... should they ... who care.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:47 AM   #96
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Some may call this fragmentation.
And it is. And soon enough if this trend continues we'll have a 1996 Apple again with too many product lines then it knows what to do with.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:19 AM   #97
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I believe that is an oversight. The Lightning connector doesn't support analog audio/video, no matter what cable you buy.
The connectors are totally different between the Apple and the Monoprice ones. The IC setup is different also. Logo printing is different. They are not the exact same connectors.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:57 PM   #98
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This is one of the shadiest moves in a while. I went up to the Apple store earlier today to get this very cable. I hadn't seen this story yet and thought nothing of it, just grabbed the first cable from the shelf.

Get home and read this story on MacRumors, look at the box and sure enough it is 0.5m. Luckily I hadn't opened it yet.

So, drive back up to the Apple store. I talked to 2 employees, neither had any idea this change had been made. Luckily there was a single regular cable still left on the shelf. If it had been sold, I'm sure they would've probably thought I was making it up. So I was able to switch it out. Given that they didn't have any more of the previous cables, I'm guessing once Apple clears out the stock of 1m cables they won't be making more. I doubt they would continue making both and charge $19 for both sizes and confuse customers (if they had been a different price I would've realized instantly I had the wrong cable).

No, it appears they will be charging the same already high $19 price for HALF the cable length going forward. Shame on you Apple for this one.
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I believe that is an oversight. The Lightning connector doesn't support analog audio/video, no matter what cable you buy.
Edit: Never mind, that comment made no sense.
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Its sure better than hearing any news about microsoft.
Woah, welcome to the 21th century. Microsoft is irrelevant, Google and Samsung are the enemy now. Get with the program dude
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