Order New Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic NowApple, iPhone, iPod December 2nd, 2008
Remember those new earphones that were announced back with the new iPod Nanos and new iPod Touch? Well you can finally order them online and the website says they ship in 3-4 weeks.
These new earphones feature the iPhone-like remote and mic but have an additional two commands, volume up and volume down.
I’ve been waiting for these with great anticipation since my current iPhone headphones are falling apart. I actually almost bought the current iPhone headphones a few weeks ago but decided against it expecting the new earphones to ship soon, and I was close. I knew they would be shipping soon but I wished that it would ship a little bit sooner.
It’s been almost 3 months since the announcement and I am going to order mine today so hopefully I’ll get mine early on in the shipment schedule.
It’s also interesting to note that the new in-ear headphones are going to be shipping in 7-10 business days. I think it’s a little odd that the higher end headphones are going to be shipping sooner than the mainstream ones but maybe Apple wants to have more of the low end ones manufactured before they start shipping them.
Update: I also want to note that these new headphones don’t claim to be supported by the iPhone, only by the new iPod Touch and iPod Nano but since the headphone jack only has 3 connections on it there doesn’t seem to be any reason why these new headphones won’t work with iPhones as well, but obviously Apple would have to support them in software and there is no word as to whether that will happen or not.