Is Apple Redesigning Its Iconic White Earphones After 6 Years?
Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn has posted a video and pictures of what it claims to be the redesigned earphones for the launch of the new iPhone, which is expected to be next week.
The video shows the new Apple branded in-ear headphones, and its comparison to the old headphones that were provided with the iPhone 4S.
According to a translation by Mac Rumors, the website Tinhte.vn says that the new headphones will “replace the current earphones that are on the market” and will be the new earphones for the iPhone 5 and Apple’s next generation of iPod.
“These are manufactured at Phax Co factory in Vietnam,” Mac Rumors translated. “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.”
“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 site was reported to write.
The site also claims that the new headphones are all manufactured in Vietnam, which is written on the cables itself: “The old earphones were mostly made in China, with some in Vietnam. But the new ones are clearly made in Vietnam. (Reading from the wire) ‘Designed by Apple in California, assembled in Vietnam.’”
If the reports are true, this will be the first time Apple has redesigned its iconic white earphones since 2006.
[via Mac Rumors and Tinhte.vn]