The Next Apple Earphones Might Double as Speakers

A “dual mode” patent was just approved.

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If you ever wanted to switch between solitary music enjoyment and entertaining an entire party of people without changing devices, you might be in luck. Apple was recently granted a patent for a “dual mode” headphone design that allows users to convert their normal headphones into stereo speakers, and not just in the DIY-maximum-volume way. According to the design, users are able to switch modes by the touch of a button or through sensors within the device that detect the positioning of the headphones. Apparently, this sensor activating system isn’t too far of a stretch: The iPhone 7 speaker system is already programmed to automatically switch to stereo sound while playing music when the device is in landscape mode and away from the user’s face. Take a look at the blueprints below and share your thoughts in the comments.

New Apple Earphones Might Double as Speakers Rumors

New Apple Earphones Might Double as Speakers Rumors

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