Earpods without remote have four conductor plug

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by .Asa, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. .Asa macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2013
    My iPod touch 5g just came yesterday, and I noticed that the included earpods wothout remote/mic have a four conductor plug. The fourth conductor is normally used for data from the remote, so why is it present on these remoteless headphones?
  2. JoEw macrumors 68000


    Nov 29, 2009
    Cheaper for apple to mac only 1 kind of input for both types then just leave out the remote itself on the cord.

    It is kinda bs apple does that to get people to pay for another pair of headphones. But they are free so can't argue really.
  3. CaptBanana macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2014
    Sorry for gravedigging...

    Just a note the ear pods without mic will cause problems on android devices, as when the EarPods are plugged in the device thinks there is a mic, when there isn't. This causes your voice to be muted when taking calls.

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