iPhone 7 might ship with Lightning EarPods and 3.5mm headphone jack adapter

By , Aug 31, 2016

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An image of another claimed spec sheet has surfaced on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, indicating that the iPhone 7 could come with both a Lightning edition of Apple’s wired EarPods and a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box. As a result, the iPhone 7 should provide its owners with an appropriate solution for connecting their existing wired headphones to the handset right out of the box, without requiring them to purchase a standalone adapter.

Before we get to it, let me just point out that the alleged spec sheet mentions “iPhone 7 Plus,” meaning Apple is likely to market the upcoming handsets under the existing naming scheme. And of course, the “256GB” label is in line with prior rumors that the next iPhone will double the maximum amount of storage from 128GB to 256GB.

Here’s the image of that purported pamphlet.

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As you can see for yourself, the purported spec sheet indicates that the iPhone 7 box should contain the following items (aside from the handset itself and documentation):

  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter

Anyone with adequate Photoshop skills can fake such pictures so we cannot say that today’s leak is proof that the 3.55mm-to-Lightning adapter will in fact be included in the iPhone 7 box, though we’ll be surprised if it’s not.

For what it’s worth, The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC) yesterday issued certificates for “AirPods”, suggesting Apple might also be planning to release wireless in-ear earphones standalone, as an optional accessory.

Source: Weibo

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  • Hussain Alsanona

    That what I was expecting

  • Virus

    They best include a Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter for free than I’ve got no problem with them removing it, I remember buying Sony Walkman Phones W800i like 10 years ago that gave a free adapter

  • John Smith

    It was already proven a lightning headphone can sound better than 3.5mm

  • Flabalanche

    anyone think they will do lighting to usb c for the charging cable?

  • Ernie Marin

    You would think by now people would have wireless earphones anyway, I mean they’re like $20 on amazon.

    • Jamessmooth

      Yup. I have the Bose QC35’s and Jaybirds for working out. Bluetooth headphones can pretty darn good these days.

      • ravinigga

        True i got beoplay h8. Sounds good and battery is great.
        People says remove audiojack is bad but they don’t release they paid 600 700$ phone

      • Jamessmooth

        $700 phone with 100+ year old tech. Good point!

    • YaBoyLilMayo

      But some people use an aux cord in their car or would rather use wired headphones which sound way better and not have to worry about headphones dying while they’re out or have to choose between charging their phone or listening to music it’s bs

  • James G

    I’m just hoping my Apple Dock for iPhones headphone adapter will continue to function.

  • Hurray for charging your phone and using your headphones

    • Dodgy Debjit

      How does this help? Still can’t charge and listen at the same time. It would be quite common to want to do this say on a plane, train or car journey.

      • I was being sarcastic… It does suck that it wont be an option. Or at least an easy one

  • 5723alex .

    “Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter”..

    Shouldn’t it be 3.5mm to Lightning headphone adapter ?

    • ravinigga

      No u convert from lighting to 3,5.
      If it was reversed then u need put 3.5 to get lighting input

  • :D

    Would the lightning headphones work with older models?

  • besrate hogsa

    I think the rumor mill should stop now
    Wednesday is around the corner

  • Chindavon

    Epic fail if an adapter was not included.

  • Chindavon

    I bet iPhone 8 changes to USB-C to fall in line with the way the Mac lineup has been.

  • Rowan09

    Motorola already removed the headphone jack on the Moto Z and Z Force and only have a USB C port. They did however include an adapter for the 3.5mm jack. I hope Apple however include wireless charging like on the Apple Watch for people who charges their phones while listening to music.