Originally Posted by Stromos
That's extremely easy. http://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/design/
Watch the Earpods video at 1:47. Liability of chewing or sucking on them? They can't do that with the bare cord? I don't disagree with anyone about paying extra and honestly I could care less I only use my iPod Touch for the Apps, iMessage, and email. I think it's misleading that you as the customer have to dig into the technical specs to discover they don't come with a remote/mic. If you watched the Keynote you would assume the Earpods are what they showed with a remote and mic. If you search Earpods on Apple's Store you only find Earpods with a remote and mic for sale. There are plenty of hints to mislead a person. That's what I find wrong about it. I am sorry if I haven't made this clear. If they were upfront about it I wouldn't have a care in the world. They do these things on purpose you can't tell me their marketing department doesn't think about these things.
G'wan, you're misleading yourself. Touches have been coming without remote/mic earbuds from the beginning five years ago.
But then, for cases like yourself, maybe they should put a disclaimer under the video link on the touch page, saying that the EarPods with switches are extra.
Edit: I see someone above says they got a 4th generation touch with a remote/mic. Anyone else?
I guess no one agrees with me that Apple can't ship a device aimed at kids that has this switch. Ok, fine, be that way, all you narcissists who can't think beyond your own use case. (Just kidding, of course. Well, half kidding.)Edited by Flaneur - 10/9/12 at 12:34pm