Too bad. The lightning base EarPod does not offer carrying case anymore

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  1. LovingTeddy macrumors 6502a

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    Went out brought the Apple lightning earpod. The package is lots smaller than the one with 3.5mm jack.

    I always liked Apple offers a carrying case with the earpod. But with lightning EarPods, it is no longer the case. It is packaged more like one included with iPod Touch. No more carrying case.

    Same price, lesser stuff. Gonna get that margine.

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    Sound quality wise. It is pretty much similar with 3.5mm. There is no dramatic improvement than 3.5mm headphone. With lightning base headphone, sound is little bit louder and base is little bit full.

    One interesting thing is: if you insert 3.5mm headphone while lightning based haedphone is plugged in, 3.5mm headphone override lightning headphone. Music will go to 3.5mm instead of lightning headphone.

    Did a little length comparison, the lightning EarPods is little bit longer than 3.5mm
     
  2. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    I can never fit the EarPods back into its case. So I always throw it away.
     
  3. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I carrying my in my backpack everyday, so I can use it when I am in gym. I take it out and put back to the case everyday.

    Once you done several times, you will know how to put back
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    But we don't that's how they will be packed when included in the iPhone 7 box. The Lightning EarPods your displaying are a separate purchase.
     
  5. d0hv macrumors regular

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    On unboxing videos, they're packaged the same way.
     
  6. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah the in boxing videos show the same cardboard enclosure.
     
  7. sahilpatel12 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you still pack it in old case? I always wrap mine it in and still have it
     
  8. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good idea. I will try after my work. I will report back to you later.
     
  9. sahilpatel12 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks lad. Because 3.5 jack just wrapped around and didn't actually had an cut out to sit on. So I would assume it would work fine but please report back.
     
  10. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does not fit properly. The lightning connector is too big to fit in the case. No matter what I do, I cannot close the case. The lightning connector is too wide to fit in.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 15, 2016 ---
    Base on the iPhone 7 unboxing by MKBHD, the lightning earpod bundled with iPhone 7 comes with paper wrappers. No more carrying case.
     
  11. sahilpatel12 macrumors 6502a

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    agh darn it lad. thanks
     
  12. chiefsilverback macrumors 6502

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    From an environmental perspective, I'm guessing the vast majority of iPhone owners just bin the carry case. It is frustrating that the Lightning EarPods don't fit in the old case!
     
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  14. DCDMacBoy macrumors newbie

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    Relatively simple to modify the case with a utility knife and it fits just fine.

    I use them infrequently, so keeping them in a case in my briefcase is nice since they are always ready to go when I need 'em but the cords don't tangle up in stuff during the 99% of the time they are just sitting there.

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  15. unknownx macrumors regular

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    My previous cases have been in my iPhone box since i took my phone out.. So i don't care :)
     
  16. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    Ya... I'm bummed that there is no case. I always kept the ones I carried in my purse, in the case. I used them infrequently but want them in my purse in case I do want them. We tried to put the lightning pods in the case and it doesn't work... Hubby's probably going to try to adapt one for me... Or I'll go to Kate Spade or Coach and see if I can find something that will work instead. For now I just have them in a little pouch that I got at the jewelry store one time when I got a ring back from repair... it works nicely... for now...
     
  17. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

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    So use the current one? Nothing has changed but the bottom plug.
     
  18. chcn macrumors newbie

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    Or try using it like this:

    New EarPods in old case.jpg

    (Not my idea, and I haven't tested it yet myself. Credit: http://i.imgur.com/vaYw2Ci.jpg.)

     
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  20. chcn macrumors newbie

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    Huh. I wasn't able to get it to fit that way, but now I'm inspired to try again. But I also like that idea of the Lightning connector/DAC sitting on top as I depicted above. I was kicking myself for nothing thinking outside the box.
     
  21. Davisk123 macrumors newbie

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    Everyone, if you pry out the inner form of the old EarPods case, then the new ones will fit. Not ideal, but the best way to make the old case work
     
  22. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, but this looks horrendous!

    Anyone knows of any good aftermarket earbud cases, which would hold Apple Lightening buds?


     
  23. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Least missed Apple feature. That case was trash.
     
  24. Davisk123 macrumors newbie

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    I finally got my hands on some new earbuds. I tried the old case and got it to work, its tight but they close and stay closed on their own.
     

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