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EarPods Articles

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Apple Now Sells EarPods With USB-C, Lightning, or Headphone Plug

Thursday September 14, 2023 10:51 am PDT by
In addition to updating the AirPods Pro with a USB-C charging case, Apple has made its wired EarPods headphones available with a USB-C connector for use with the new iPhone 15 models. The earbuds are $19 on Apple's online store. Apple now sells three versions of EarPods, including ones with a USB-C connector, Lightning connector, and a 3.5mm headphone plug. Released in 2012, the EarPods...
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Apple Introduces Updated AirPods Pro and EarPods With USB-C and More

Tuesday September 12, 2023 10:56 am PDT by
In addition to the iPhone 15 models getting a USB-C port, Apple today announced that the second-generation AirPods Pro are now available to order with a USB-C charging case for $249, and the wired EarPods now come in a USB-C version as well. The updated second-generation AirPods Pro ship with a USB-C charging case, but the case is not sold separately at this time on Apple's online store....
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EarPods With USB-C Said to Be in Mass Production Ahead of iPhone 15 Launch

Thursday April 27, 2023 6:53 am PDT by
With all four iPhone 15 models expected to feature a USB-C port instead of Lightning, several Apple accessories will switch to USB-C as well. For example, EarPods with a USB-C connector are already in mass production, according to a tweet today from leaker ShrimpApplePro. They previously said Foxconn is supplying the earbuds. The new EarPods would connect directly to the USB-C port on iPhone ...
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Apple to Stop Including EarPods With Every iPhone Sold in France From Next Week

Friday January 21, 2022 2:21 am PST by
Apple will no longer include EarPods with every iPhone sold in France, starting on January 24, according to a notice posted by a French carrier (via iGeneration). Apple was previously required to include EarPods in the box with the ‌iPhone‌ due to a French law that required every smartphone sold in the country to come with a "handsfree kit," but the law has now been changed in favor of reducing...
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iPhone 13 Models Still Include EarPods in the Box in France

Thursday September 30, 2021 12:51 pm PDT by
All four iPhone 13 models still ship with EarPods in the box in France due to a law in the country that requires all smartphones to include a "hands-free kit" in order to protect children under 14 years of age from potential electromagnetic radiation. Photo shared by MacRumors forum member Recklessss Apple's website in France confirms the inclusion of EarPods with a Lightning connector with...
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French iPhone Boxes Come Packed in an Outer Box With Separate EarPods

Wednesday October 21, 2020 6:52 am PDT by
After the news that France would be the only territory to continue to include EarPods with the iPhone, it seems that Apple is not packing the earbuds within the ‌iPhone‌'s box (via iGeneration). Screenshot from TheiCollection's review video The French ‌iPhone‌ 12 and ‌iPhone‌ 12 Pro does not have a different retail box to accommodate EarPods, meaning that all ‌iPhone‌ boxes are consistent...
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Apple Lowers Price of EarPods by $10 Now That They Aren't Included With iPhones

Tuesday October 13, 2020 5:35 pm PDT by
Apple today introduced its iPhone 12 lineup, and as was rumored, all four models ship without EarPods or a power adapter in the box. Starting today, the iPhone 11, iPhone XR, and iPhone SE will no longer include these accessories either. Apple's website encourages customers to use their existing Apple power adapter and headphones or buy these accessories separately, and to help offset the...
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2019 iPhones Said to Keep Lightning Connector With Same Old 5W Charger and EarPods in Box

Monday February 11, 2019 4:34 am PST by
While it was recently reported that Apple has at least considered switching to USB-C on the iPhone, Japanese blog Mac Otakara believes that 2019 models will stick with the Lightning connector as a cost-saving measure. Based on its conversations with various accessory manufacturers, the blog also predicts that 2019 iPhones will continue to be bundled with the same old 5W power adapter,...
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Teardown Confirms Digital-to-Analog Converter in Lightning EarPods and 3.5mm Adapter

Tuesday September 20, 2016 7:15 am PDT by
Vietnamese website Tinhte has shared a teardown of Apple's new Lightning EarPods and Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter included in the box with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The video confirms that, as expected, each accessory is equipped with a small digital-to-analog converter. The chip in the adapter, labeled 338S00140 / A0MU1621 / TW, does not have branding for any particular...

Apple Preparing Fix for Glitch Causing Lightning EarPods Remote to Stop Working

Monday September 19, 2016 3:18 pm PDT by
Apple is working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company said in a statement given to Business Insider. When using the EarPods, there's an occasional bug that can cause the remote portion of the accessory to become unresponsive. While audio will continue to play, the remote does not work,...
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Fully Functional iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods Shown Off in New Video

Friday August 5, 2016 8:34 am PDT by
Over the past few weeks, images have claimed to show Apple's upcoming Lightning-enabled EarPods, but most were found to be fake as the design language of the headphones largely deviated from Apple's usual aesthetic, especially in regards to not having a thin, rectangular Lightning plug. Today, MobileFun posted a video of a working pair of Lightning EarPods, and the overall look of the accessory...
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More Photos Show Off Alleged Lightning EarPods for iPhone 7 [Update: Fake]

Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:12 am PDT by
A series of photos have been posted on Chinese microblogging service Weibo, and later shared by French website NWE, that provide a closer look at what appear to be Lightning-equipped EarPods. However, it cannot be fully distinguished if these are official Apple headphones or simply Chinese counterfeits. Apple is expected to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 series, and multiple ...
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Sketchy Photos Show Off Lightning-Enabled EarPods for iPhone 7

Wednesday June 29, 2016 8:56 am PDT by
A new image found on microblogging service Weibo shows off what Lightning adaptor EarPods might look like if Apple launches the iPhone 7 without a 3.5mm headphone jack, which has been gaining traction since it was first rumored last November. The images, discovered by iPhone7.nl (Google Translate), are almost certainly a knockoff due to a disproportionate Lightning plug that appears far wider...