Apple EarPods pictured with Lightning connector?

Apple EarPods pictured with Lightning connector?
Late last month, we passed along a series of photographs that showed off a pair of Apple's EarPods sporting a Lightning connector. Today, more pictures in that vein have been discovered on Weibo, The importance of the images is that they are supposed to confirm that the 3.5mm earphone jacks on the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus have been removed.

This is one of the earliest rumors that was disseminated about the next iteration of the iPhone, along with the possibility that the phone will be given an IP certification for water resistance. Since then, there have been reports claiming that the 3.5mm jack has been removed, followed by other reports claiming that the jack is still on the bottom of the handset

Motorola actually beat Apple to the punch by removing the 3.5mm jack on the Motorola Moto Z and Motorola Moto Z Force. Earphones for these two models plug directly into the USB-C port on the bottom of each device. And that is similar to what Apple apparently has in mind with the EarPods that come out of the box with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Obviously, these have the Lightning connector on bottom, along with the volume remote control on the wire.

We expect that the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus will both be unveiled close to two months from now. You can check out the latest visual evidence that the 3.5mm jack has been removed on the new iPhone models by clicking on the slideshow below. And yes, you should take these photos with the proverbial grain of salt.


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source: Weibo via Playfuldroid!

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12 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

.......Meh.

13. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

This apple move is pathetic.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You showed this same thing like a month ago.

7. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Lol I was about to post the same thing must be a really slow day.. looks fake anyway

4. pagal

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Something new is always good ,not the way apple does it. Moto has also get rid of that 3.5 port.But what about the others ? One or two manufacturing companies cannot decide the worlds need. It will be better if all the major manufacturers such as Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Oppo, Asus, Vivo ,Sony ,LG, Htc sit in a conference room and decide what to use in different types of ports. This will simply adapters problem and produce less global waste.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

IKR!!, teamwork and efficiency is the key.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I hate Earpods, they just make my ears sore. I wear them right Apple! and they still fucking hurt, fix this now.......a little jell will go a long way trust me.

9. Roger_The_Alien unregistered

This has already been confirmed fake. They don't even look real anyway.

10. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Pretty sure another site already said this was a fake yesterday...

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Stupid is what stupid does.

12. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I guess not too many use headphones while charging their handset, so shouldn't be a big deal (pay no attention to the iHaters behind the curtain).

14. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I hope Apple doesn't remove the headphone jack just for the sake of it like Motorola. Make it worth it, I'm not talking about a bigger battery, I mean a component that enhances the quality of the sound from wireless headphones, or maybe something that charges them wirelessly. Lol, what am I saying. They'll just give us lightning earbuds and say "they sound better" and move on.

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