Could Apple bundle Bluetooth earphones in the iPhone 7 box? Wireless AirPods, iPhone 7 and Watch 2 receive certification

Could Apple bundle Bluetooth earphones in the iPhone 7 box? Wireless AirPods, iPhone 7 and Watch 2 receive certification
Oh, Mother Russia, you will apparently be in the first batch of countries where the new products that Apple is announcing next week will land, and your certification body has already given a nod to no less than five creations of the rotten capitalist system. The import body of the Eurasian Economic Commission has apparently logged no less than 13 Apple products that are yet to hit Cupertino's support pages, and yet are the highest numbers we've seen yet, indicating an imminent launch of new products.

What could they be? Well, there are two ID numbers of "smartphones with the Apple trademark and iOS 10," which could only be the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Next up are no less than ten IDs of  "mobile electronic devices with the Apple trademark and watchOS 2," which may be variations of the Watch, Watch Sports and Apple Watch Edition

The most intriguing one for us, however, is the last single ID which mentions Apple AirPods. That's right - apparently Apple is readying wireless Bluetooth earphones to go with your audio jack-less iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which only makes sense. Now, whether these will be sold separately, or come in the box with the new iPhone that lack a 3.5mm jack, remains to be seen, though we'd wager to guess they will be yours for an extra price, while Apple is more likely to bundle wired pods with a Lightning jack at the end in the box. 

When we asked you whether Apple should include wireless ones in the iPhone 7 box to offset the demise of the headphone jack, most of you said yes, but whether this wishful thinking can materialize in our cold and cruel capitalist system is anyone's guess at this point.

Should Apple bundle wireless earphones in the iPhone 7 box?

No, why should it?
19.72%
Yes, only wireless
80.28%


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27 Comments

1. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I could see that being a "free/discounted with preorder" thing. It appeals to the iphone lover's sense of exclusivity.

12. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Nope. You can buy them at Apple store. Apple are pissed off even for the cheap headset that they include in the package, so they NEVER put as free such accessories. You must buy them! Thay what make Apple most profitable company in this business.

21. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

They can even bundle a nuclear bomb in that price tag....

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Am I the only one who absolutely hates the removal of the 3.5mm jack? Regardless of what OEM does it.

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Nope. No huge need to do it, very little gained and a standard connection lost. But then I use my phone for work quite a lot with audio so it's a big problem for me... If there was a better alternative maybe, but Bluetooth isn't better and is less convenient (another thing to charge, yay) and wiring into the lightning port in the case of iPhone is a pain if there's no other way to charge the phone...

13. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Don't buy iPhone then.

15. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I probably won't, despite people here presuming you're either iPhone or Android we actually have choice.

14. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

nope, even Steve Wozniak agrees with you lol

16. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Apple of Tim is.. rip oriented so expect nothing already

17. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I hate that also, sound guys too.

3. jeevanand88 unregistered

I just wonder about those 19.72% people who voted for y should apple give the bluetooth headset packed...!! Everybatch contain atleast 20% cunts.. thus proved!!

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

This chart is very telling. Apple user want Apple to bundle a good wireless headset but know in their hearts it's not the Apple they had known. I am telling this, you could buy any high end Android flagship with a good Bluetooth headset with spare change for the price Apple is charging on their entry level iPhone.

8. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

"I am telling this, you could buy any high end Android flagship with a good Bluetooth headset with spare change for the price Apple is charging on their entry level iPhone." Entry level iPhone - £339 High End Android Flagship (Galaxy S7 Edge) - £589 So you're telling me that someone will pay me over £250 to take a Bluetooth headset off their hands? Sounds a great deal to me, who has this offer?

27. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Jimrod, the UK Apple store price for an iPhone 6s plus is 539 pound.http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-iphone/iphone6 While Samsung and Apple are priced similar at launch but Samsung did offer free gift for their buyer. I received a free charging dock and spare battery for my Note 3, a free homesync and book cover for my Note Pro 12.2 and a free book cover for my Tab S purchases. After a month or so Samsung flagship price is adjusted down 10% while apple remain the same. Samsung would adjust their retailer pricing after 6 months another 20% off while Apple retailer pricing remain the same. Apple retailer would adjust IPhone pricing around the 10-11 months depending on their stock levels around 15 to 25%. I don't know whether its true for your region but mine they have been doing it for a decade. Jimrod, i welcome open and honest discussion, feel free to share your view and agree to disagree.

5. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

No they will sell them separately for $100 lol

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

increase the price to $200, give it 25% discount for customer who buy i7 on 1st week or pre-order... and they'll get more i7 buyer, and extra profit from earphone, lol...

7. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

who voted for no???? either Kiko and his friends or apple shareholders

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

If Apple supply wired headphones in the box then why should they supply Bluetooth ones? Does any other manufacturer do that? Apple SHOULD supply Bluetooth headphones if they don't put any other kind in the box.

25. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Given other manufacturers (besides Lenovo) don't stupidly remove the headphone jack, they shouldn't be compared to what apple offers in the box as apple is already offering less.

10. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

free BT earphones could give apple huge advantage over samsung, since music player is one of the most important smartphone functions. smartphone world, google wh-701 . that's what quality is, not the cheap white corded plastic you include in your boxes.

11. Nopers unregistered

I doubt it but they want to sell lightning DAC, not Bluetooth. Unless it has Bluetooth 5.0' and a lossless codec.

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The phone will come bundled with lame lighting connected earpods but the new AirPods will be offered as a wireless alternative for something like $60.

19. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

i can't imagine what they will remove next year.....they've already removed most of the ports from their laptops and smartphones

23. AlikMalix unregistered

You miss your 3.5" floppy drive don't you? Or the CD player?

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That's a stupidly inapt analogy. Those were replaced with something that's also universally accepted like they were, capable of accomplishing everything they offered, and more portable; USB drives. This on the other hand, is replacing something that's universally accepted, with something that's constrained to 1 manufacturer, and/or isn't capable of accomplishing everything the preceding port offered.

20. King_Ijonk

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Just do what u want Mr. Apps, cause we don't know about what we want until you came and show it to us. good #Jobs

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