I have a Macbook Pro (early 2011) and was really wondering if these new Apple EarPods are compatible with the Macbook Pro series. When I am asking that question I am thinking of the microphone on the cord, is it recognized by the Macbook Pro?
My Macbook Pro doesn't have a dedicated mini-jack connection for mics so that would be really helpfull. My guess is that it is, as the previous version of iPhone headsets worked like a charm. I know you can't answer for my specific Macbook Pro as you have the one with retina display. So my question really is;
Is the included mic recongnized by your Macbook Pro Retina?
As you'd expect from Apple the design is nice but that's where it ends. Quality wise these earpods are fine for run of the mill audio listening provided you don't want to listen to anything in an environment with any background noise as they leak background noise like a sieve and I do know they're not meant to be sound isolating.
So great for listening to your favourite ablum in a library or a quietish environment but not so good on a bus or in a busy street.