“In late 2012, Apple finally replaced the iconic white earbuds that came with every iPod and iPhone since 2001 with a new design: EarPods, a three-year labor of love, claimed to be a one-size-fits-all headphones solution for the human ear.,” Dave Smith writes for ReadWrite. “An update to this ubiquitous accessory could make a big splash in the wearables market, defying while also supplementing expectations of Apple’s iWatch.”
“In-ear headphones are the wearable device we don’t think about. Like a wristband, it has contact with our skin—and if you listen to music when you exercise, you know it’s a fitness device,” Smith writes. “That’s why I find this rumor, posted anonymously on the Secret app Thursday morning, particularly intriguing.”
Apple’s new EarPods will have sensors in them, for heart rate & blood pressure. Also iBeacons so they don’t get lost. They will require the lightning port, it’s why the audio jack was moved to the bottom.
“Some believe the long-rumored iWatch could be the primary way Apple captures data from our bodies to feed into this new software. But Apple could release an alternative way for customers to get in on the health action without needing to throw down serious cash for a presumably expensive smartwatch,” Smith writes. “Enter the EarPods.”
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