Apple EarPods first shipped with the iPhone 5 and feature a remote control and microphone. They also ship with the fifth-generation iPod touch (without mic) and the seventh-generation iPod nano (without mic). They’re also sold independently.The Apple EarPods are Assembled in Vietnam.
All but the basic earbuds have control capsules allowing users to adjust volume and control music and video playback, located on the cable of the right earpiece; those “with Remote and Mic” also include a microphone for phone calls and voice control of certain devices. Users can adjust volume, control music and video playback (play/pause and next/previous,) and record voice memos on supported iPod and iPhone models and Mac computers. There have been many reports of moisture problems with the remote/mic earbuds. The original iPhone and iPhone 3G came the iPhone Stereo Headset, a push-button and microphone on the right side of the headphones (there is no volume control, and only limited control of calls).
As with Apple’s last line of headphones, these Earpods will include a small remote and mic on the cord so that you’re able talk on the phone hands-free or quickly adjust volume.
@TechCrunch reports on the technology behind Apple’s new headphones: