Euan WilliamsWWDC: MX / M2 Macbook Pros still not announced, but might be better for that delay. Perhaps Apple wants to ship them together with macOS Monterey which looks very promising perhaps due to the clearly increased female influence among Apple's development team.
Does anyone remember, in comparison, Steve Ballmer's persuasive approach?
However, by way of mundane consolation, News from Home: I have proved that you can wash iPhone earplugs with flex in a cool cottons wash with 1000rom spin and they still work—phew!!
Shock of my life when I opened the washer--the plugs were in a shirt pocket, tangled, but unharmed—I guess because the grating over the speakers is so fine--or maybe it was the highly perceptive Waitrose bio-liquid? (Other washing liquids are available.)