updated 10:35 am EST, Tue December 2, 2008
In-Ear Headphones on sale
Apple has begun selling its special In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic, which should ship to buyers in approximately seven to 10 workdays. The headphones are meant to serve as an upgrade to Apple's stock earbuds, which do not isolate ambient sound due to sitting outside of the ear canal. The new gear is also equipped with separate tweeters and woofers in each earpiece, and has inline controls that can adjust volume, or play, pause and skip tracks.
The headset's microphone is intended only for recording voice memos, as such cannot be used to answer calls on an iPhone. The hardware is listed as compatible with the second-generation iPod touch, as well as the 120GB Classic and the fourth-generation Nano; the latter two players may require v2.0.1 or v1.0.3 firmware updates, respectively. The In-Ear Headphones cost $79.