You will not be able to use your iPhone earplugs with other devices in the near future. Also Read - Apple AR headset to launch in late 2022 with mac-level computing power: Kuo
Apple has modified the “Made for iPhone” (MFi) standard to include headphones that connect to iOS devices via the “Lightning” port instead of the headphone jack, according to media reports. Currently, the Apple-made EarPods use a regular 3.5 mm headphone jack and hence they can be used with any other device with a 3.5 mm audio port. Also Read - Xiaomi India could soon start a repair program similar to Apple's Self Service Repair program
It also means you can use virtually any other pair of non-apple headphones with your iPhone. But that is not going to be for long. The port switch could also means headphones could be made to work exclusively with a particular app – or even launch a specific app once they are plugged in. Also Read - Apple starts sending alerts to users impacted by Pegasus spyware
So, instead of being able to plug in your EarPods and listen to whatever streaming music app you want, a pair of future EarPods could only work with the iOS Music app and iTunes Radio.