Apple will NOT include the Airpods. They want these as a separate commodity being how they are proprietary and have been selling strong since December. Including these with the iPhone would also increase the cost factor of the iPhone, which technically wouldn't be "Including" them if you're paying additional for them. Apple wants all the profit on the Airpods.Maybe AirPods are included
I expect a premium in cost with the iPhone Edition / 8. With that premium, I would like Apple to throw in the AirPods 2 (2nd generation). It's unlikely, but that would be an ideal package to a premium iPhone.I think to help promote high end iPhone and to help others recognize the user has one, the iPhone 8 will have premium ear buds that are somehow beats branded and have a distinctive appearance.