Does the iPhone 12 come with AirPods?

Anticipation has been steadily building in the build-up to the release of the new iPhone 12. Rumored to be the biggest change to line up in many years, the new iPhone iteration promises much – but does it promise AirPods, or any headphones for that matter? Well, right now it looks like there will be NO AirPods with the iPhone 12.

Apple has included earbuds with the iPhone since the very first model launched in 2007 way back when the iPhone was just a glorified iPod that made phone calls.

However, this may no longer be the case. In a bid to drive demand for the company’s desirable wireless AirPods, Apple has supposedly decided to curtail the accessories with the iPhone 12.

So, this means there will be no Airpods or any earphones of any kind. This means shelling out another $200 for the privilege of wireless music – a bit much considering the prohibitive cost of iPhones in general.

This is a good time to point out that there are many other (frankly better) options on the market to replace that AirPod shaped hole in your ear. Cambridge Audio Melomania is hands down one of the best earphones we’ve ever tested and is a snip at $80 – less than half the price of AirPods.

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