We’ve been using the iPhone and iPod earbuds for years. They are not great. They are just a bit too big, and they hurt our ears after a while.
The design hasn’t changed too drastically over the years. They were always very round, and it seems that many users also found them uncomfortable.
It’s hard to say whether or not these are real. No one, not even the site that originally got a hold of them, can say whether or not they are authentic.
Still, as Gizmodo points out, Apple must surely know that their earbuds need to change. They aren’t the best out there, and most of us ditch them for anything but Apple earbuds. Though we think it’s just a clever way to try to sell these.