Apple's Rolling Out New Headphones That Might Not Be Crap

By Eric Limer on at

Apple made a historic and much-needed step forward today; it's finally putting its old, terrible headphones to rest. The new ones, dubbed "EarPods" mark a bit of a shift, but still retain their iconic, white, hey-look-at-me-I've-got-an-iPhone-in-my-pocket colour. Unlike the previous 'phones, these guys are the in-ear type, and will hopefully sound and fit a little better than the good old-fashioned kind. In addition to coming bundled with the iPhone 5, they'll also be on sale separately for around £25.

It might not be the biggest iPhone 5 update, or the one you're the most excited for, but it's probably the one that was the longest time coming. Hopefully they'll justify their weird look by being better than their predecessors; that seems like it should be an easily achievable goal.

Image courtesy of Ars Technica

For a full list of everything Apple announced at its September keynote, take a look over here.