Bureau of patents and trademark office gave Apple a patent called “Headphones” that describes headset with foldable design. Application for patenting the product was registered by the manufacturer six years ago.
In the patent number 9301039 the company shows a model consisting of a “left and right cups, United elastic U-shaped strip that fits over a man’s head”.
Feature patented earphones are the mounts on the ends that allow you to turn cups towards the headband. The swivel mount has several protrusions, fixing the headphones in a certain position.
In the Apple document indicates that this design helps to give the headphones a more compact form, convenient for transportation. The inventors are the four engineer companies.