updated 11:50 am EDT, Tue July 14, 2009
In-Ear Headphones update
Apple has made a minor but significant update to its In-Ear Headphones, which improve over stock earbuds supplied with iPhones and iPods by isolating sound, and using separate tweeter and woofer drivers. The casing around the jack plug is now made of hard plastic, instead of a light rubber. It was previously possible to tear or separate the older casing after extended use.
The product's listing has also changed to indicate compatibility with the iPhone 3GS. The headphones have an inline remote, which lets users perform functions like answering calls, initiating Voice Control, or starting and stopping playback. Other remote-compatible devices include the 120GB iPod classic, the fourth-generation Nano, and the second-generation Touch. The headphones can be used with unsupported devices, but buttons such as the volume controls may not work.