A few weeks back we showed off some leaked images of what was expected to be introduced as Apple's redesigned iPhone 5 headphones. According to a report by 9to5 Mac — the new headset will officially be called EarPods and will retail for $29 from Apple.
“We’re told that these will be called “EarPods” and will retail for the same price as the current headphones – $29 in the US,” said 9to5 Mac.
“The acoustics are obviously improved and they may not fall out of your ears every time you turn your head. We don’t now for sure if these will come standard with all Apple iPhones and iPods but that very well could be the case.”
The report goes on to confirm that Apple’s new, smaller 9-pin charging dock connector is dubbed “Lightning” internally — the name will carry over to the marketing of the accessory according to sources speaking to 9to5 mac.
“It goes along with the Thunderbolt connector name on the Mac (Thunderbolt and lightning!). Perhaps “Lightning” means that the new dock connector will be able to sync via a computer at faster speeds that the current 30-pin connector.”
Earbuds, EarPods or earwax— call them what you want, but I just hope they're included with the new iPhone. Now we all have one more thing to not be surprised about tomorrow. (sigh)