Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled mid of this month is said to be coming with a newly redesigned earphones too, if the leaked images and video from Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn will be for real. The recent supposedly iPhone 5 accessories we’ve came across was the new iPhone cable we’ve reported earlier.
The Vietnamese tech blog has a decent track record for Apple-related leaks, the site has posted a video and hands-on photos of what appear to be the upgraded earphones.
MacRumors’ transcript from the original video:
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.”
So basically it seemed as described form the transcript will be more compact that the present Apple’s earbuds available in the market.
Unfortunately, the Vietnamese tech blog said that still there’s no official word to confirm that this will be the earphones to be bundled to the new iPhone 5 when it hit the shelves probably late this month.