Redesigned Headphones to Ship With Every Next-gen iPhone?
Everyone has been uneasy about the next generation iPhone, expecting nothing other than a completely redesigned iPhone case with new hardware. Everyone may get that wish, but also a little more than he or she had in mind.
So far we can expect to see a redesigned next generation iPhone
and a redesigned 8-9 pin sync-cable
, but a new video has appeared today on the Vietnamese news site Tinhte.vn that appears to show a pair of redesigned Apple headphones. If these are the real deal, it is likely that they will be shipping with each next-generation iPhone unit instead of the headphones that we've gotten used to for over five years, which are both despised and enjoyed by many people everywhere.
These redesigned headphones appear to have a much more closed case than the previous headphones and a strange forward-shooting design with holes in front apart from the small opening that would be placed into the ear for sound. The previous headphones were literally just an open circle speaker that was placed into the ear without any strange design. Below is a side-by-side comparison picture by the same Web site with the discovery, followed by Apple's signature that says "assembled in Vietnam" instead of the common 'assembled in China' that we see on most of Apple's products.
Taking a moment to let the design of these headphones sink in, they look too good to be any mock-up. The machined build quality of the plastic and rubber, the color and font of the label on the wire, and what appears to be a perfect color match of the plastic all add up to show what appears to be a legitimate design by Apple.
Apple’s headphones definitely have a record of below-par sound quality compared to some popular aftermarket headphones, however it’s likely that this rumored redesign will not only look different, but also perform different. Apple currently offers two kinds of headphones – the normal kind you get with every iOS device and a higher quality in-ear version. Perhaps this redesign helps combine the two to bring the best of both worlds.
With Apple having such a large footprint in the music industry with iTunes, it would only make sense for them to invest a little research in better sound quality for their top-of-the-line products, right? Check out the full video by Tinhte.vn below: