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post #1 of 9
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I believe the new iPods announced at MWNY had new headphones.

I'm wondering if this includes the 5GB version which supposedly didn't change at all.

I'm also wondering if the hold button and firewire port cover is also included on the latest 5GB model.

thanks

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post #2 of 9
my understanding is the 5GB model is exactly the same as it was before. no bonuses.
post #3 of 9
Except for the $100 price drop, of course. But hardware/spec-wise, I think they're the exact same as the iPod first introduced last fall.

Personally, I'm going for the 10GB in a few months probably.
post #4 of 9
The new 5GB iPods should have the old headphones until all manufacturing contracts are finished and manufactured stock is sold out, at which time they will include the new ones. Apple will not manufacture two different models of headphones. The same applies to the iPod itself. As soon as the old manufacturing contracts are finished, all new iPods will ship with the port cover and touch wheel, as well as the new slimmer form-factor of the new 10GB model. As to how long this will take, who knows?
post #5 of 9
Well, Amazon.com is listing the old 5GB iPod at $294 with immediate availability and is taking pre-orders for the "new" 5GB iPod (with iTunes 3) for $299. Apple's website describes the new lighter earphones on the same page as the 3 iPod models without any disclaimers as well (no small print). This leads me to believe that there is indeed a "new" 5GB iPod that still has the meechanical wheel but comes with the new earbuds.

I think that tonton is right, but that they've already changed the headphone mfg contract but still have to get rid of their stock of mechanical scroll wheel 5GB iPods.

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post #6 of 9
It seems to me that all iPods have the new headphones. Apple doesn't manufacture them, they buy them. Why buy two different models of headphones?
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post #7 of 9
[quote]Originally posted by Michael Grey:
<strong>It seems to me that all iPods have the new headphones. Apple doesn't manufacture them, they buy them. Why buy two different models of headphones?</strong><hr></blockquote>

From the photo, it looks like the same old headphones plugged into the new remote control which is plugged into the ipod.
post #8 of 9
Meh, why even bother with the supplied earphones? They are pretty awful anyway...
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