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Apple posts media event, iPhone 5, EarPods videos

Apple has posted full videos of Wednesday’s media event, as well as separate videos focusing on the iPhone 5, and EarPods. The iPhone 5 video is nearly seven minutes long and shows a brief demonstration of its LTE network in action, in addition to detailing new features of the phone. The EarPods video concentrates mainly on the design and development of the earphones, which will be packed in with some iPods and the iPhone 5, as well as sold separately.

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The above wording seems a bit off because “packed in with some iPods” makes it seem like you might have to actually read the description when the EarPods are coming with ALL new iPods. They’re just not packing them in with the retained from 2010 fourth generation touch and shuffle (altering which pigments get tossed into the manufacturing bin for the shuffle doesn’t count as an update). And certainly not the iPod classic, which is a holdover from 2007 and has seen zero updates since 2009.

If it’s a genuinely current iPod, you get EarPods, if you’re buying what amounts to remainder stock, you get the classic earphones.

Posted by Code Monkey on September 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM (CDT)


Code Monkey, are you saying that the EarPods are only coming with some iPods??

Posted by Big Bad Burley on September 13, 2012 at 7:54 PM (CDT)


Literally, yes, that’s what I’m saying. However, leading a news story with that wording is still off considering there isn’t one updated design that doesn’t come with them. It’s unclear wording at best.

Posted by Code Monkey on September 13, 2012 at 10:45 PM (CDT)


CM: You’re reaching. And seriously, what a waste of time and typing for such a specious point. The wording’s not even “a bit off” here.

Regardless of what you deem “updated” or “genuinely current,” the “genuinely current” iPod shuffle doesn’t come with EarPods, despite receiving a large-scale color refresh with new SKUs. That may not be enough of an update for you, but it’s clearly enough for Apple, and mere seasonal color swaps/additions are common enough for shuffles. Apple’s decision to not discontinue the touch or classic makes them “current” models too, just as an iMac that hasn’t been updated yet is “current” until that update happens.

Apple was very specific about which three devices will come with EarPods. Two were iPods—“some iPods,” as the article said—and the other was the iPhone 5. The wording is in no way unclear. It flags the fact that EarPods are not coming with “all iPods.” Using either of your suggested phrases (“updated” or “genuinely current”) instead of “some iPods” would have made the sentence wrong.

Want to confuse things a bit more? Note that Apple is actually differentiating “EarPods” from “EarPods with Remote and Mic.” The iPhone 5 comes with the latter, including a carrying case. The iPod nano and touch come with the former. Or so Apple says.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on September 14, 2012 at 8:02 AM (CDT)


Not reaching, just tossing out some feedback. Feel free to take it or not, but I would never have gotten away with writing something like that in grad school.

Posted by Code Monkey on September 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM (CDT)

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