Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn[iPhone 4 prototype leaked from this site] via proclaims to show new Apple headphones, suggesting a redesign that might accompany the new iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5, and there is a very clear proof for that: the headphones read “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in Vietnam” with some sort of serial number. The site believes the headphones were manufactured at the Foxxcon plant in Vietnam.
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.
A translation of the video is provided below:
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
Personal speaking Lazy is so into this new design, looks stylish, and hope apple can make it sound better than before.