New at Apple: Smaller iPods, Bigger Ideas

David Pogue covers Apple’s “Showtime” announcements, and he explains just what the deal is with the new earbuds that Jobs kept raving about:

On all of the iPods, Apple has done away with those easy-to-lose foam-rubber earbud mittens. Now the earbuds are ringed with rubber, which is supposed to form a better seal with your ear. Most people will find that the new earbuds sound better as a result. (Audiophiles will continue to sniff disdainfully.)

Thursday, 14 September 2006