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Redesigned Apple iPhone 5 earphones show horse head-like appearance

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Redesigned Apple iPhone 5 earphones show horse head-like appearance
You would have to be living on a far away island with no radio, television, internet, newspaper or telephone not to know that the 6th generation of the Apple iPhone is expected to be unveiled on September 12th. We've also seen a number of mock-ups of the phone, put together by assembling leaked parts. One video that was released on Saturday purportedly revealed the real Apple iPhone 5 until it was discovered that the model number and FCC ID number on the back both belonged to the Apple iPhone 3GS.

Still. we now have a pretty good idea of what to expect on the 12th of this month when Tim Cook shows off the new design of Apple's smartphone with a larger screen, a faster processor, a smaller dock connector and a new location for the earphone jack. And actually, it is the latter that we want to discuss. A video on a Vietnamese site claims to show the redesigned earphones that will come in the box with the redesigned phone. The wire on the new earphones say that they were designed by Apple in California and assembled in Vietnam. The site goes on to say that the earphones look like they won't come apart like earbuds and that they resemble horse heads.

The wire says the earphone was Designed by Apple in California and Assembled in Vietnam

The wire says the earphone was Designed by Apple in California and Assembled in Vietnam



Vietnam has seen some legit Apple iPhone leaks in recent years, so while we would advise you to take these leaks with the proverbial leaks with a grain of salt until the phone is introduced, there could be a reason to believe that the earphones for the Apple iPhone 5 will look exactly like what you see in the 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."-Translation of video

source: Tinhte (translated) via AppleInsider

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posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:09 18

1. mercorp (Posts: 955; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Yucks.
Even htc's poor earphones are more pratical.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:15 16

2. AndroidVsApple (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Looks Ugly...Horrible..Disappointing. Keep the old headphones damn it Or make them with Flat Cables so they dont tangle so frequently. Like the BEATS Earphones

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:30 9

14. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


I hate the old headphones, they fall out of my ears. These look like they'll stay put.

Anyway,,, shouldnt sound be more important? I mean, I don't necessarily wear headphones to make a fashion statement.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:36 9

3. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Special design but how to use it? Looks not practical.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:42 3

4. lilg29 (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


"Revolutionary" i see... Please apple, i didn't like your headphones before (because of comfort reasons) and I certainly don't like these (it doesn't look like apple's doing).

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 09:29 5

30. JessJess (unregistered)


So.. you can tell how comfortable they are from a photo? Keep trollin' trollin' trollin'

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 10:53 1

37. lilg29 (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


1) i don't like trolling, i was stating the truth...
2) those things are already molded versus apple's gel buds which are way comfier, knowing the previous headphones already being molded these would probably be unconfortable unless they had different sizes.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 10:57 3

38. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


I suppose you can taste food by looking at pictures on a menu as well.

I want your special powers :o

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:44 9

5. amiaq (Posts: 321; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I heard you stick those damn things up your nose holes. Apple has patented it already.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:46 14

6. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


How does it even look like a horse? It looks more like a pair of cat testicles, if anything.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 00:04 3

19. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


I found another close up picture of these on the internet

http://tinyurl.com/cejcfm

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 00:05 4

20. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


LOL there IS a striking resemblance.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:56 5

7. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


would tt even be comfortable?!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:01 14

8. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


They gonna sue farmers over horse-head design.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:35 8

15. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


APPLE VS BUDWIESER
Anheiser bush banned in the US over Horse design. Budwieser claims they had Horses in their commercials before apple. When suddenly Apple shows exhibit A: a 200 page email showing how Budweiser wants to copy apple's headphones.

shame on you Budwieser tsk tsk.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:04 1

9. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 239; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Looks more like a horseshoe than a horse head.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:07 4

10. networkdood (Posts: 5618; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


That pic reminds me of Beaker from the Muppets.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:18 8

11. Savage (Posts: 431; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Even Apple's headphones make headlines.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:37 11

17. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


Yes... and the worst part... mostly Android fans commenting on how much it sucks.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:59 6

18. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Oh maan, pass the Haterade, theres quite a bit of angry Android users up in here. I swear they comment more on Apple articles than the stuff they ACTUALLY like.

*tough crowd

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 01:08 3

22. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Yup, you did got it quickly.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 14:03

41. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 286; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


not compared to apple cultists...........

there's zealots on both sides of course

but show me one Androidfan Applebasher i'll show you 10 applefan android bashers...

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 01:36 2

23. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 154; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


True that haha

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 01:49 7

24. whysoserious (Posts: 313; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Just like how apple sheeps troll about how android suck, copycat and sh*t everytime there's something new about it. It's a never-ending cycle so get used to it, my friend. At least we, android fans are truthful about what we say about Apple; it sucks, and so this earphone.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 09:30 2

31. JessJess (unregistered)


"At least we, android fans are truthful about what we say about Apple; it sucks, and so this earphone."

Thanks for the comedy.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 03:53 2

25. Savage (Posts: 431; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Haha ,that's funny because I just said they make headlines. No judgments nor snide remarks made by me, won't you agree?

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 09:18

29. networkdood (Posts: 5618; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


lol, I never said it sucks, but...it is overblown.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:23 3

12. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Ugh, who's gonna use those ugly POS? Maybe if people bought Android or WP, they'd have enough money left over to get some decent earphones like Audio-Technica or Sennheiser.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:27 3

13. AndroidVsApple (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Ooo So Modern Just look at them Their ugly..i bet people who are going to buy the iPhone 5 are going to buy extra headphones and Agreed you can stick these up your noses so when your sick All the Snot wont come out .....

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 23:36 1

16. BigBoss10 (Posts: 201; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL!!!! Looks like 80's headphones

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 00:35 5

21. Rocksteady (Posts: 183; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


What's important is the performance and comfy.
Let's wait and see.
(Although I personally don't like the design, could have looked better)

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 09:35

32. JessJess (unregistered)


Personally I had mixed results with the old apple headphones. They felt comfy in but often 'popped' out. They felt a little too big for my ears. I hope these stay in better.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 11:03 1

39. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


That is precisely my complain too. They popped out. Everytime I lay down on the bench at the gym they fall out.

Im glad they changed the design I just hope it was to address those complains. I could care less how they look.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 05:29 5

26. karoafriyie (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Aug 2012)


oh so now everything apple brings out sucks hm i bet most of you have apple as you first love

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 11:33

40. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, it's embarrassing really...Apple is really one of those where it looks like the grass is greener, only to realise it's a s**tty locked up pit of despair and you've made a huge mistake, feeling even worst that you once even looked up to it.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 09:12 3

27. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


yup! that's a cat's testicle alright.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 09:14

28. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


looks more like mantis eye,reminds of kungfu panda.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 09:41

33. skymitch89 (Posts: 984; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Too bad that the video is set to "private".

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 10:00 1

34. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I stopped watching comedy central channel.
The news from Apple are much more funny.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 10:04 1

35. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


It's year 2112 and children at school have history lesson.
Teacher says: And in 2012 Apple came up with these headphones.
A big laugh in the classroom!

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 10:53

36. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


look at all these guys excited about every apple news. they didn't bail out even a headphone

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 00:28

43. GregL (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


You're a moron neither of your sentences make sense, and your grammar is child's play! Tisk tisk!

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 03:09

46. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


and you're a keyboard warrior!

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 18:18

42. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Looks like it'll be featured in the next Star Trek movie.
It looks like it could fly...like those flying machines in the move...

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 00:30

44. GregL (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Who gives a rat's ass what they look like? Don't like them? Don't wear them! Simple solution children.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 15:38 1

47. downphoenix (Posts: 2235; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I hate earbuds with a burning passion. Maybe its just my ears, but they are uterly TERRIBLE.

I have to admit though, the redesign of these COULD be a good thing, although Im still skeptical due to the fact I've never found a single pair of earbuds that actually fit properly and comfortably.

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