Following a November 2015 claim by the Japanese blog Macotakara which asserted that Apple will ditch the standard 3.5mm headphone port on an ‘iPhone 7’ to focus exclusively on supporting Lightning-enabled headsets and wireless headphones, a new supply chain rumor published Tuesday by Chinese websites Anzhuo.cn and Feng claims that the Cupertino firm will actually bundle the next iPhone with a wireless version of its EarPods headphones to make up for the missing headphone jack.
So, EarPods are about to go the wireless Bluetooth route.
If I had to speculate, I would say that the company might even replace the EarPods with one of Beats’ wireless headphones, though that could be a stretch.
As for Lightning-enabled headphones, these should make use of the iPhone’s Lightning port for both charging and headset capabilities, the reports claim.
But if you still prefer conventional wired headphones, Apple will reportedly provide you with a Lightning adapter to connect conventional 3.5mm headphones to your iPhone 7.