I just got an iPhone 7 Plus and noticed that the EarPod's cable is much longer than the one I had with the iPhone 6s.

Do both the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus come with longer earphone cables than the 6s and the 6s Plus?

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You've answered your own question - if you see that they are longer, then they are obviously shipped with longer headphones - but for everyone else, I compared them.

The distance from the cord split to the ends of the headphones is the same; however, the distance from the edge of the connector to the split is approximately two inches longer on the iPhone 7 (Lightning connector) EarPods than on the iPhone 6s EarPods.

Comparison of EarPods shipped with iPhone 7, on left, and iPhone 6s, on right, showing the latter are a couple of inches longer

  • Is it longer because I got the Plus? Or are all iPhone 7 earphones this long. Commented Sep 19, 2016 at 14:08
  • @AndrewWarner As noted in my answer I tested with iPhone 7, not Plus.
    – tubedogg
    Commented Sep 19, 2016 at 16:22

yes. It is longer for both iPhone 7 and 7 plus.

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