Apple in-ear headphones with remote and mic: different plug? (pics)

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by dbsecnd, May 30, 2009.

  1. dbsecnd macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased the new Apple in-ear earphones with remote and mic for my ipod touch 2g. I realized that the plug used on these headphones are different from the ones on regular apple headphones.

    Here is the box
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    and here is the regular plug on the left and the new in-ear plug on the right
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    I remember seeing from online reviews that the plugs on both headphones are identical. Did Apple recently changed the plugs on their headphones?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    The white rings are part of the control system for the in-line remote. As far as I know they have always been on the new headphones.
     
  3. lozanoj83 macrumors 6502a

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    yes I noticed the difference when i got mine replaced last weekend.
    The previous one has a grippy feel, these have a plastic feel, which I somehow think is better and wont allow the cable to tear more easily.
     
  4. dbsecnd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the responses. I hope the new design is worth it!
     
  5. ToucheChic macrumors newbie

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    I have read that the "third ring" has to do with the microphone element that you need for VoIP calls. (Hence the "headset with mic" distinction.)
     

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