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You know those little side speakers on Apple earphones?? Yeah they are fake... Just stickers.

You know those little side speakers on Apple earphones?? Yeah they are fake... Just stickers.

Mother_Fletcher

The ones on my airpods are real


lilblacksmurf

Yeah these are wired. But the airpod for that price better not have decorations!


Mother_Fletcher

Agreed entirely


WindFort

Well actually that mesh is used as a magnet anchor thing for the stereo within the earphone


Shintoz

I’m not entirely certain, though they have no electronics directly attached behind them, that they do not serve an overall functional purpose. Ultimately, speakers (and headphones) work by moving air. If you push air out one hole, it must go in through another.


lilblacksmurf

Looks like the vent is on the stem


Professional_Emu_556

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple+EarPods+Teardown/10501 you can clearly see in step 12 that the inside is recessed and that there is a cover that is bigger than the exterior hole. This indicates that it is in fact covering a tiny vent but you can’t see it without taking the entire thing apart. The mesh itself does stick on but it isn’t “just a sticker” and there is really no other way to attach mesh that small to a casing.


lilblacksmurf

Step 11 clearly shows the there is a solid indent no hole. Step doesn't even talk about a year down just the you can't source parts for it


Professional_Emu_556

Nope and sorry I was referring to step 11 as well. It's a HiRes photo so if you zoom in you can clearly see a lip and that it is recessed, not solid. The recessed sheet and glued mesh acts as a protective shield for the vent (someone else in the comments here mentioned that). I'm not sure what else you were expecting to find down there.


EsssJayy90

The ones on mine are real. And yes I have the wired ear pods, exactly the same as in the pic. I think OP has some knock-offs


thebeststeen

Came here to say this. Mine are real.


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itsnotmeanifitsfunny

iPhones don’t come with headphones anymore but maybe they use the molds for AirPods and just don’t remove this portion of the mold when making EarBuds


GrimdarkGarage

I mean, I dislike apple but this doesn't sound very apply-like to me. More like an immitation earphone?


lilblacksmurf

Nope they are the headphones that came with my iPhone


GrimdarkGarage

Well if that's the case.... Fu Apple 😂


lilblacksmurf

Kinda feel the same way. These are a couple years old to be fair... But still


lilblacksmurf

So that we can be clear they are not bootleg...and actual headphones from apple https://i.imgur.com/CiP4lGp.jpg


Turd__Fergusson

Those are vents


lilblacksmurf

Literally just a sticker... No hole what so ever! Crazy


Turd__Fergusson

I’ve watched tear down videos on YouTube. Vents. Those must be bootleg


lilblacksmurf

Literally holding them in my hands they came from the iPhone case


No-muss-no-fuss

where did you get the phone?


Turd__Fergusson

https://youtu.be/4_FZJvUVhVM here ya go


lilblacksmurf

That video shows the holes on the bottom of the stem. Not the holes on the side of the earbuds


Turd__Fergusson

https://youtu.be/dExe8AOvyTQ another one can clearly see they are vents around the 1:50 mark


jazzadelic

It’s a vent/port. It helps bass response.