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?
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.