Use the following images to identify China-only earphones for iPhone 4S and Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic for iPhone 5.
|Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic included with iPhone 4S
||Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, included with iPhone 5
|Standard (non-China) earphones and EarPods
||China-only earphones and EarPods
White rings on plug
Black rings on plug
The China-only models are compatible only with iPhone 4S and later, iPod nano (7th generation) and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, and iPad 2 and later. While they are compatible with all localizations of these models, they are incompatible with all previous iPhone, iPad, and iPod models.
The standard (non-China) models are compatible with all iPhone and iPod models, including Chinese localized devices.