The 7 Stages In The Life Cycle Of Apple Earbuds

08/25/2010 09:25 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If you've ever bought a pair of earbud headphones from Apple, you know their sleek style often leaves much to be desired in the technical department. They inevitably break down in stages, illustrated here, and the next thing you know you're back in line at the Apple store.