Rotten Apples

I understand the need for corporate secrecy on some thing but Apple has reached ridiculous. I need a new set of headphones for my iPhone. The rubber molding around each ear bud has pulled/melted/torn off and has left a very uncomfortable edge that has scratched up my ear. I really don’t like driving around while talking on the phone without my headset, either. And from what I’m understanding, some government agency is pushing for the no cell phone use (talking, texting, etc) while driving without a headset rule/law again.

I’ve been very patient about waiting for the new headphones for the iPhone/iPod that was announced either in August or early September (first week of September, if I’m not mistaken). If I remember correctly, Steve Jobs had the thing in his hand and was showing how it works to everyone so it exists. And it’s not like they’re waiting for another company to make software compatible with it before they can release it. So WHAT’S THE HOLD UP??? And why in the world can’t they just tell me how long I have to wait??? I called Apple today and their answer was “we don’t know until you know”. Really?

Actually, I’m sure that’s the case. But why such snobbery over a set of headphones? Maybe Steve Jobs was lying about the existance of the new headphones and what he was showing off was a mock up of the real thing. Maybe they haven’t really figured out how to make the volume control on the mic/answer switch work yet. Maybe they’ll never actually come out with them. Who knows. All I know is I’m tired of my ears getting scratched up by the old headphones but I don’t want to get a replacement pair, only for the new ones to come out the next week (Murphy’s Law, right). I’m all for being an “Apple person” but this amount of patience is dumb. I wish there was a better/cheaper solution. *sigh*

Their only saving grace with me right now is that they managed to get my iPod Mini working again. It did something strange this summer and refused to sync. But now it works so that’s money I don’t have to spend to replace it for my band recordings.