Rumored new earbuds for rumored new iPhone caught on video

If the most recent of rumors are to be believed -- and yes, we're getting flooded with them these days -- Apple might be getting ready to release redesigned earbuds alongside the expected iPhone 5 and iPod refresh this fall. This according to, which has gotten their hands on prototype Apple equipment in the past.

Now, when it comes to the stock Apple earbuds included with every iPhone and iPod, there's little love lost between them and many users (including iMore staff. Inflexible, intractable, and just plain uncomfortable, they've been around since the early days of Apple's music business and seemed destined to remain around forever.

But maybe not? Check out the video above and let me know -- what do you think of this design? Real, fake, or really fake?

Source:, thanks ipavel

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.