i do agree it sucks that new the Apple in-ear headphones are not iphone compatible, but i don't see what the big deal is. take apart your existing iphone headphones, take apart the in-ear ones, solder the new in-ears on the old iphone's wires, and voila, you have dual driver in-ear headphones and mic/button funcionality. no? i've enjoyed my shure e2c's and etymotic er6i's for years. wouldn't mind upgrading to dual drivers if they fit well. especially for how cheap the apple headphones are.