While we’ve seen a lot of leaks surrounding the new iPhone, there hasn’t been much talk about the accessories that usually accompany the handset in the box. Now a new leak is out that may shed some lighten what kind of headphones we may see with the next-generation iPhone…
These headphones look completely different. They actually have a futuristic design to them. MacRumors pointed to the new headphones which surfaced recently on MacRumors points to the Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn.
The site claims these are the headphones that will be included with the new iPhone and iPod lines. There’s really no way to validate these claims, but they do seem like they fit a unibody headphone design patent that Apple was recently approved for.
The patent entitled, “Ultrasonically Welded Structures and Methods for Making the Same” was described as:
Seamless headphones may be ultrasonically welded such that the welding produces an unpolished welded structure. A portion of the unpolished welded structure can be cut to a predetermined size, sanded, polished, and cleaned to provide a seamless polished headphone component.
Check out the video below:
MacRumors had the audio translated, here’s what it said:
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.
These headphones certainly do look genuine. They have the same labeling on the cable, as shown above. Apparently these are being manufactured at a Foxconn plant in Vietnam.
They seem like an authentic Apple design, but I won’t believe they’re legit until Tim Cook is holding them up at the iPhone event. We shall all find out soon when Apple announces the new iPhone in a couple weeks.
Hang tight folks.