where are the new headphones???

Discussion in 'iPod' started by billandy, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    anyone still remember the two new headphones introduced by sjobs during the september music event? why still no trace of it getting onto the shelf? apple these days are really losing their reputation for keeping promises.

    the mobileme's "excellent" file sharing feature was pulled, the 2.2 beta still sees no sign of push notification and now the new headphones still hasn't come out...
     
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    tell me about it.. im still waiting on those new headphones.. i might as well just go out and buy a bose in ear or a nice sony headphones..
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    At one of the local Seattle Apple Stores today and one of the employees let me know the project for both sets of headphones was "scrubbed" for the year.
    Kind of surprised so I just got the Bose earbuds instead. They are great though!
    :)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Thats a load a bull. lol.

    They don't have any idea about what Apple is doing. If the headphones were scrapped they will take them off the site, and not say... "Coming Soon"
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    Wow, that must be some brave Apple employee to say such things without confirming his resources :eek:
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I don't believe it. It's impossible to get an answer other than what's said on the Apple website from an employee..
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    it must be true, i read it on the internet... :)
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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    Knowing Apple's track record with headphones I can't believe you are trusting them to make a decent pair.
     
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    Apple hasn't really made high-end earphones before, so I guess we can consider it a clean slate. Personally, I'm only buying these for the volume controls :D
     
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    well i can say that one good thing about apple head phones is their long lasting sound. i still have my old ones from 3 years ago and they still sound the same as when they were taken out of the package. sooo im guessing good for long life, just not good sound.

    i plan to pick me up a bose inear headsets too myself
     
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    If you can't wait for Apple's new headphone and are willing to use the player to control volume, I'd recommend a good third party in-ear headphone. My choice: Creative EP-830, which is available for US$50. I really like it for its good efficiency and the fact unlike the lesser EP-630, the EP-830's bass is much cleaner sounding. :)
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think the Sennheiser ones aren't bad. Not sure why, just don't like Bose anymore despite the fact that this is the brand of my home Hi-Fi. And BTW a bit off topic, the B&W Zeppelin is just such a masterpiece that is clearly in a league of its very own! Seriously anyone who likes music and Hi-Fi ought to listen to it, for once in their life! Well, that said the price is also quite spectacular hitting £400 here in the UK which means I can't afford one...

    Back to the topic, just don't know what's got into Apple's mind lately, if it's a production problem AGAIN, it's really time for their production manager to go for good, look at the delays of all the notebooks, the shortage of low spec MBA, LED display, iPods etc etc, and now the headphones, he really needs to be sacked!

    After all Apple is just probably outsourcing to Sony or another company to make it I guess, no point investing in such technology or design at all, Jonny -> someone in Sony -> product.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    I agree that it is a load of "bull", as you would describe it. My apology for repeating what the employee stated. I will not to share anymore.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    so I guess the release of iphone software 2.2 didn't impact the release of these headphones...

    what could be the delay???
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Wow, is Apple serious?

    It's November 21st. These were scheduled to be released in October.

    I can understand the delay of iPhone push updates, because they are probably working out the kinks, but the headphones? I've heard that these have been on sale for weeks in Asia.

    Seriously, if these don't come out today, I'm going to be extremely upset. I've been waiting for two months now, anxiously checking the website every Tuesday and Friday to see if they're out.
     
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    Stuipdboy1000

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    I'm guessing that won't be officially. I have been holding off on buying a new pair of headphones to replace my old iPod headphones, which are on their last legs.
     
  17. macrumors member

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    Well, after all these delays, I think we can ALL agree, fanboys, and non-fanboys alike, that Apple is run by idiots.
    They're just not good at releasing products. I laugh at their competency concerning product releases.

    To all the fanboys that STILL say Apple is a competent, savvy company - all I can say is: Hahahahahhahahah.
     
  18. macrumors 68000

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    Apple is run by idiots? You are the idiot as I can see here for still supporting an idiot company. . .
    and seeing your pre-judgement that ALL fanboys and non-fanboys will agree? Well I don't agree and I'm not a fanboy.

    Yeah Apple do make stupid stuffs also like all other company but by all means doesn't mean they are an idiot. An idiot won't bother to make glass trackpad or carve a solid block of aluminum for their notebooks.

    P.S: dont use my signature, your signature ruins it. I see you are also a Psycrap supporter so go away, make your own hackintosh, better quality, performance and cheaper.

    The bold part means that you don't understand why you are paying a premium for Mac....so sad
     
  19. thread starter macrumors regular

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    ah... i just came up with a PR statement for Apple with regard to the delays. because... because they're all held in custody in hands of the pirates in somali! how about that?
     
  20. macrumors 68000

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    Lol, that was funny :D
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    Yep me too! My headphones are losing it's sound too (it's coming through the air holes on the outside -.-). I think I'll get those Bose headphones if Apple doesn't release theirs by Black Friday.. it's unacceptable if Apple doesn't release it before then.
     

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