Today, Apple announced its new Apple EarPods
for shipping. These redesigned earbud-style headphones purport to direct sound into the ear canal to offer richer sound. They also feature the 3-button in-line remote with microphone to adjust the volume, control playback of music and video, and answer or end calls.
Of note, although the EarPods are available for purchase, the new iPhone 5, iPod touch, and iPod nano will include them for free.