Even Beats Co-Founder Jimmy Iovine Thinks Apple’s Earphones are Rubbish

The ink on the Beats / Apple partnership contract may still be drying, but Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine hasn't been mincing his words when it comes to what he thinks of Apple's Earpod Earphones. Read More >>

The First Thing Apple Should do With Beats

Apple wants to buy Beats? It's one of the stranger Apple rumours we've ever heard and it would be Apple's most expensive acquisition ever by a long shot, but you better believe it's good business. And for regular folks, the deal has enormous potential to improve one of Apple's most flawed products: The EarPod. Read More >>

Next-Gen Apple EarPods Might Include Motion Sensors for Better Voice Recognition

While many would hope that Apple would just sort out the audio quality of its in-the-box EarPod earphones, a newly uncovered patent suggests the company has bigger plans in mind for its in-ear noise makers. Read More >>

A £7 Hack Fixes One of Apple’s Most Annoying Product Design Missteps

Apple's stock headphones aren't exactly the most-loved product in the company's oeuvre, even after Jony Ive's team revamped them last year. Yet they're free (with purchase) and produced by the millions. So Sprng, an inexpensive little plastic do-dad that makes them useful, is worth paying attention to. Read More >>

These Are the Tiny Gorgeous Guts of Apple’s Improved EarPods

Jony Ive and Tim Cook made a big hubbub about all the design that went into improving Apple's famously terrible earbuds such that they might actually be usable. We might disagree about how much better they really are, but take a look inside the tiny EarPods, and you can help but squeeeeeee at their adorable guts. According to our friends at iFixit, the EarPods are so tightly assembled they had no choice but to resort to an X—Acto blade to rip them apart. [iFixit] Read More >>

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Apple EarPods Review: Better! (But Still Garbage)

Pretty soon millions—tens of millions!—of suckers will own a pair of Apple EarPods. If you hated the old Apple buds because they sound terrible and don't fit, good news is that these are better. And they still come free with a device. The bad news is that they're still a pretty poor way to experience music. Read More >>