We’ve seen several photos and video of the purported next generation iPhone parts, which have revealed that it will come with a taller display, Apple’s new A6 chip, smaller dock connector etc. It looks like the next generation iPhone will come with completely redesigned headphones.
Vietnamese website – Tinhte.vn has posted a video of what it claims to be redesigned headphones for the next generation iPhone.
Here’s the translation of the video (courtesy MacRumors):
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.”
Tinhte also seems quite confident that the headphones represent authentic Apple part:
All factors such as design, quality finishing materials fabricated wire, plastic body headphones are led to the conclusion this is genuine and not counterfeit headphones.
Tinhte has a pretty good track record, it had managed to get hold of an iPhone 4 prototype before it was launched in 2010.
The video is now private.