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Old Sep 1, 2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Video Shows Completely Redesigned Headphones for iPhone 5




Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has posted a video of what it claims to be redesigned headphones for the new iPhone which is expected in September.


Update: Video was replaced. This one has no audio.
The video shows the new headphones and compares them to the old headphones provided on the iPhone 4S. A translation of the video is provided below:
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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."
The site claims that the new headphones are manufactured in Vietnam which are also written on the cables themselves. According to Tinhte, the new headphones are being manufactured in a Foxconn plant in Vietnam.

Though we can't vouch for the authenticity of the video, Tinhte.vn has been able to get a hold of pre-release and protoype Apple devices in the past.

In a blog post, Tinhte seems convinced the headphones represent an authentic Apple part:
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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.
Apple is widely expected to announced the next generation iPhone on September 12th.

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Old Sep 1, 2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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They look pretty cool, hope they feel better than the ones out now.
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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Whoa! Those look pretty cool... but also weird at the same time. How do you even put them in?!
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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Interesting.. though nothing beats in-ear for quality.
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 06:05 PM   #6
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They look extremely uncomfortable, doesn't look Apple-like one bit.
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Interesting.. though nothing beats in-ear for quality.
Over the ear headphones would beg to differ.
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They look extremely uncomfortable, doesn't look Apple-like one bit.
Agreed...

Soo.. do we have enough parts to build our own iphone yet? All these leaks should get together and mail all their parts to gizmodo to put the phone together and see if it boots. haha
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 06:07 PM   #9
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Yikes!
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Agreed...

Soo.. do we have enough parts to build our own iphone yet? All these leaks should get together and mail all their parts to gizmodo to put the phone together and see if it boots. haha
Can't wait to see the new iPhone in one piece, I'm tired of little part leaks.
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I see we're still calling it iPhone 5.
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Interesting.. though nothing beats in-ear for quality.
HA! Beats and quality don't belong in the same sentence.

I find them poorly constructed for how much they cost.
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Spikes!

The spikes have been redesigned to be more painful? Less painful? Either way, probably not very good sound quality.
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 06:10 PM   #15
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The headphones look nice, but I am getting so tired of these part leaks... I miss the times when I could be completely surprised during an Apple keynote.
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 06:10 PM   #16
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Complete Redesign

Hey!
There we go:

"Completely redesigned Headphones"


Yeeeehhaaa
"something had to be redesigned. at least the headphones"

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I see we're still calling it iPhone 5.
Until Apple tells us otherwise, it's a logical name to use that makes it easy to identify the subject as well as turn up in the average google search on the subject.
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HA! Beats and quality don't belong in the same sentence.

I find them poorly constructed for how much they cost.
Reread his statement. I first I thought he was talking about Beats audio too, but he's using the word "beats" as in "defeats", not the over-priced earbuds/headphones.
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Apple earphones are awful sound wise and feel & in this case looks
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I have real hassle with in ear phones falling out of my ear if the buds are not right, it looks like this is what will happen with these. These look really weird, what is with the bit on the side? I am guessing these are bluetooth?
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Thought these were Cookie Monster eyes at first glance! Anyway, what's with the openings on the side of the earbuds? (You have to watch the video to see this--you can't see them in the picture, only the front opening which I assume is the actual "loudspeaker" part.)
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In 5 months Samsung's earbuds will look exactly the same.
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HA! Beats and quality don't belong in the same sentence.

I find them poorly constructed for how much they cost.
Hahaha, while I agree, I don't think the post you quoted was referring to Dre Beats.
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Similar design to Bose in ears

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I have real hassle with in ear phones falling out of my ear if the buds are not right, it looks like this is what will happen with these. These look really weird, what is with the bit on the side? I am guessing these are bluetooth?
They have a jack, so no Bluetooth.
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