I’m not sure how authentic this image and video actually is, but it is certainly about time Apple revamped their earphones, as the ones that come packed with the current iPhone are pretty shoddy and don’t last a week before they either don’t play any sound, or the rubber covering the cable is stripped of.
These new ones however do a look a bit weird, as these new buds have oval like tips that slot in at an angle to fit into your ear canal better and reducing the amount of leaked external sound.
As always however, we don’t know whether this video is fake or real, and the only way to find out is to wait until September 12th (or another day if that rumor isn’t true alongside it), but Tinhte does have a good track record for revealing unreleased Apple products.
Check out the video below, alongside it will be a translation which Macrumors kindly provided.
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“In my hands are the new earphones for the iPhone 5 that is about to come out – Apple’s next generation of iPod [sic]. These will replace the current earphones that are on the market. These are manufactured at Phax Co factory in Vietnam. They have the appearance of a horse’s head, not like earbuds. When they are worn, they have a much smaller profile. They have the appearance of a fully integrated, single unit – there’s no part that looks like it would come apart – not like earbuds; the integrated design is characteristic of Apple products. Here I have the old earphones for comparison. The new ones are much smaller; when they are worn, they do not hurt the way earbuds do. You can see on the old ones the surface is a separate part that looks like it can be detached – not like the small surface of the new one. The old earphones were mostly made in China, with some in Vietnam. But the new ones are clearly made in Vietnam. (Reading from the wires): “Designed by Apple in California, assembled in Vietnam.””
Update: The video has now been made private, for some unknown reason.