The most quintessential accessory of Apple could possibly be EarPods included with a gadget. The white headphones have gone through a few modifications, but they’ve been essential since the original iPod, only becoming more prominent with the arrival of the iPhone.
Unfortunately, they might soon get going the means of the dodo. As per Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac), the iPhone 12 family may be the very first to not be released with packaged headphones.
Given, this shouldn’t be too much of a shock. Apple eliminated the headphone jack with iPhone 7, and while it’s combined EarPods connect by means of Lightning port ever since, the arrival of the AirPods made ut very clear that the brand was scheduling on becoming full-wireless ultimately. Connecting this with the gossiped full-size ‘StudioPods, and Kuo’s statement seems even more reliable.
Kuo also indicates that there will be no latest AirPods or AirPods Pro launched till 2021, so so it’s likely that Apple may reduce the price of AirPods during the holiday season. That could soften the impact of not having headphones packed in the box, though it’ll still probably be a substantial cost moving ahead of already-costly cellphones.
As a matter of fact, handful of Android phones involve headphones either. In addition, the EarPods never really were perceived to be outstanding. If the rumor is proved to be true, maybe it’s high time they retired.