Apple patent application reveals new headset with unique wireless option

“On October 4, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a rather inventive new headset that provides users with a temporary wireless option that’s great for when you’re working out in the gym or jogging,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Broadly speaking, Apple’s invention describes at least a media apparatus that provides an end user of a personal media player a pleasurable listening and unencumbered experience during physical activity,” Purcher reports. “The portable communication device described in Apple’s invention could be equipped to carry out various multimedia and other types of personal communication functions. In one embodiment, the portable communication device could take the form of an iPod nano but could take on other forms such as an iPhone or iPod touch.”

Purcher reports, “The listening device could include a single listening a single or double component such as an ear bud(s) that could be detachably coupled to a corded portion by way of a detachable connector. The detachable connector could take many forms. For example, the detachable connector could be mechanical nature and rely upon a clip, fastener, and the like to secure the listening device to the corded portion.”

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.


  1. Maybe they should focus on ear buds that we can wear when we exercise as the new ones are absolutely useless. Using a nice set from Sony instead which I might sound just a nice.

    1. Gary, you may one of the Apple-alleged minority for whom the new ear pods will not fit properly. They have been great for me, better than much more expensive sets I have bought – equal in sound, much more comfortable, stay put when exercising. The old Apple ear buds were useless – painful for me to wear and more apt to fall out during exercise.

      1. Your poor soul! Mommy did not give you much love did she!
        I not only own more Apple products then you could ever dream of being able to afford, but I also have a nice stake in Apple Inc. since 1998.

        You sir are a fool and your Village is looking for you!

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