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Q: I recently noticed that Apple has started selling its iPod remote packaged with a pair of earphones for $39. Is this the same remote that used to be packaged with the 3G iPod? Are these just normal iPod earphones? If no, then what are the differences?

- Isral

A: Apple’s actually been doing this for years - and yes, it is the same remote and the same earphones, so if you want the remote, you can no longer buy it on its own. However, it’s not a bad idea to have an extra set of earphones in case something happens to yours.

Kirk McElhearn is the author of several books including iPod & iTunes Garage. His blog, Kirkville features articles about the iPod, iTunes, Mac OS X and much more.

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mbi:  If you’re using a Mac, use iSync. I don’t know about PC’s.

amy05:  No!

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Please read the previous posts and have a look at the top of the page: “THE MOST ASKED QUESTION….”

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