The Apple EarPods are secure and comfortable. Unlike traditional circular earphones, the new design of the Apple EarPods has been created with the shape of the ear in mind, making them more comfortable for a variety of ear types and users. They stay in the ear securely even when you are moving about and provide greater protection from sweat and water. Maximum control. With a built-in remote, microphone and volume control, the Apple MD827ZM/A EarPods llow you to adjust volume, control music and video playback as well as answer or end calls on your iPhone, simply via a pinch of its in-line remote. Superior audio.