A set of photos and a video posted on YouTube shows what a Vietnamese site is saying is the earbud which will come with the iPhone 5.
Meanwhile, a Vietnamese site claims that it has gotten a hold of the iPhone 5 earbuds which it says is being made by Foxconn at a factory in Vietnam.
The alleged iPhone 5 earbuds differ from the current earphones supplied with Apple products as it now appears Apple has opted for a closed design with smaller ports for sound.
Take a look.
“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.”
Tinhte has had a reputation of being able to get pre-release prototypes and part of Apple products.
According to the site, the iPhoen 5 earbuds are made in Vietnam. The cables for the earbuds are marked “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in Vietnam.”
Due to the high quality of the earbuds including the quality of its cables, the plastic and the finish of the material, the publication says they are led to believe that these are authentic Apple earbuds for the iPhone 5 and not counterfeit or fake ones.
However, the only way we will be sure if these are the new iPhone 5 earbuds will be when Apple launches the iPhone 5.