“A pair of photos published on Wednesday show what are claimed to be Lightning-ready versions of the EarPods bundled with iPhones, presumably intended for Apple’s ‘iPhone 7’ and ‘iPhone 7 Plus,'” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider.
“The images were posted to Chinese blogging site Weibo, often a source of leaks within Apple’s supply chain, and highlighted by iPhone7.nl,” Fingas reports. “Apart from the presence of a flat, elongated Lightning connector, the headphones are similar to the EarPods bundled with the iPhone 6s, including an inline remote.”
Fingas reports, “The authenticity of the gear is difficult to determine, but would fall in line with expectations that Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the ‘iPhone 7’ line.”
Read more and see the photos in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: If the axe the 3.5mm anachronism, do you think Apple will include a 3.5mm to Lightning adapter in every iPhone box? Do you think they should?
Of course, beyond corded earbuds, if you’d prefer no wires at all, you can just go Bluetooth. While working out, we’ve been using wireless Jaybirds for some time now (currently the Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, around $100 at Amazon). They’re easy to charge, easy to pair, light and comfortable, sound great, and work perfectly with our Apple Watches and iPhones.
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