Great news for Apple users! The tech giant has finally introduced USB-C EarPods, and they’re compatible with a range of devices, including iPhones, iPads, and Macs that sport USB-C ports. This is a game-changer for those of us who prefer wired headphones for certain situations.
Now, there’s a small catch: these USB-C EarPods will only work with devices running somewhat recent operating systems. Here’s the breakdown:
- For Mac users, you’ll need a Mac with USB-C running macOS Monterey 12.6 or later.
- iPad aficionados, your device should have USB-C and run iPadOS 16.4 or later.
- iPhone enthusiasts with USB-C ports will need to have iOS 17 or later.
While this software limitation might be a bit of a bummer, it’s still fantastic news for anyone who’s been waiting for USB-C EarPods.
For instance, some of us prefer the sound quality of wired EarPods when taking important calls on our iPhones. They can outshine even the fanciest wireless AirPods. If you want proof, just check out the impressive microphone quality in Becca Farsace’s video.
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But what about those important work calls on your Mac? Many of us resort to using cheap wired headphones with subpar microphones, plugging them into the MacBook Air’s 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s not the most ideal setup, but it works. The Lightning EarPods would be a great alternative, but they have a Lightning connector, which isn’t compatible with Macs.
Now, here’s where the USB-C EarPods come to the rescue. They solve the problem of not being able to use Lightning EarPods with your Mac. Plus, they’re much handier for folks whose laptop’s 3.5mm jack is inconveniently located on their desk setup.
So, if you’re in a situation like mine, where audio quality on calls is crucial, spending $20 at the Apple Store for these USB-C EarPods is a no-brainer. And the best part? When you eventually upgrade to an iPhone with a USB-C port, you’ll already have the perfect headphones to go with it. The only thing missing is having these EarPods included in the iPhone box – but we can always dream, right?