Apple's Lightning enabled EarPods star in new video?



A couple of days ago, we showed you the video of an adapter that converts an earphone with a 3.5mm male plug into one with a Lightning connector. The source of the video claimed that this part came directly from iPhone assembler Foxconn, and would be placed inside the box of every new Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus sold. As you probably know by now, those two new iPhone models are expected to be produced without a 3.5mm earphone jack. This would allow Apple to make the new iPhone thinner and open up some internal real estate for a larger battery.

A new video that surfaced today calls into question the legitimacy of last week's clip. Instead of showing an adapter, today's video shows a pair of Apple's EarPods with a Lightning connector already attached at the end of the cable. We are also shown the remote/microphone controls on the EarPods which allow the user to raise or lower the volume from the cable, and to play and pause media content. A microphone allows the wearer to engage in a phone conversation while wearing the EarPods.

Last month, some still photographs of this accessory were discovered on China's Weibo site. Today, we have the same product on video. So the question is whether Apple will provide iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus buyers with a 3.5mm to Lighting adapter, or a new pair of EarPods with a Lightning connector already attached. At this point, we would expect the latter to be the answer.

source: EverythingApplesPro

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45 Comments

1. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

*facepalm* Sometimes I really think that apple was a one trick show, and that trick is dead now. Thanks for making it even harder for me to consider your producs apple. Sincerely, an ex-apple user.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well they don't exactly cater to the intellectually sound crowd so the trick may still work just fine. This is by far the stupidest thing they have done thus far but they surprise me every year so there's always next year for more innovation in stupidity. Watch the iFans come in here to defend this though, always a treat to watch.

3. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Let's see you defend this comment when all high end Android phones do the same thing in the next year or two. Wireless headphones are out selling wired headphones for the first time and the iPhone yes isn't even out yet. People are going wireless and Apple knows this. If you want wired, they have a solution for that(watch video). Just like lightning port and usb_c, people will adapt(er).

4. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I don't have a problems with wireless if the batteries were better, and prices for decent quality was on par with wired earphones, but it's not. The same thing goes for usb type-c. I guess sometimes one trick is enought for a company to emerge and remain. They should really thank their fanbase.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No no, the stupid part isn't the removing of the headphone jack, it's using their lightning connector that is stupid. They could have switched to USB C (maybe they will and this is a fake leak) but they haven't shown any signs of that. I won't need to defend anything if Android OEMs adopt USB C headphones because I can use those headphones with my phone, my laptop, my tablet, my friends' devices (other than the Apple mobile devices). Some Android OEMs will likely even add 2 USB C ports to their mobile devices and everything will be more amazing than now.... No reason to defend that at all.

25. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Apple has been using special port since the beginning, so now u r bring it up? Android phone e will get usb C adapters , while Apple get lightning adapter for 3.5mm audio jack, simple. I still remember the days when Nokia used special audio ports and no one seems to bother, why bash Apple now, it just doesn't make sense. Haters are all like "what ever Apple does, I have to bash it", if you don't like it, sure don't buy it, but start a war in the comment section is really stupid and immature, get a life already

31. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I dont want to think you're stupid or anything, but you're making it really hard to think otherwise. Previously Apple took a giant, inconvenient proprietary connector and replace it with a smaller, more convenient proprietary connector. It was still seen as a stupid move and still is. NOW, they're taking away an industry standard and replacing it with a connector that isn't even on their own devices. Only iPads and iPhones have this connector... Even their newest laptop has USB C but not lightning. You iFans really have 0 self respect for getting shafted this hard and liking it.

13. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH AN APPLE FANBOY BECAUSE IT IS LIKE PLAYING CHESS WITH A PIGEON.

22. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

My issue with all of this. And Phonearena, is still with the new Motor Z lineup getting points taken away aka 'cons list' of having an adapter included and taking away the headphone jack because it's an inconvenience to carry an adapter as of now because no one else has done this yet. But apple will be praised for doing so, or if they go with only a headset that works through the lightning adapter. This right here is my issue. When bigger screen phones were out before apple released one, PA bashed phones for being 'large or big' once applease did it, it was okay. So PA, please respond to this, and tell me I am wrong.

26. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

If they praise it, then Phonearena should get renamed to iphonearena, but IMO, it shouldn't be praised or criticize the removal of 3.5mm, it's just the new trend and everyone's gonna do it.

36. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Why, why would they do this? "People are going wireless" - ok if you say so, I know many that prefer wired, and have expensive mini jack headsets they enjoy. Even if some people are going wireless, why remove wired at all? why remove the mini jack at all? there's no reason to remove it, there are an enormous amount of products created for the mini jack out there, why would you limit your users away from using those? Heck I'm still wondering how people will charge and listen with Apple's iPhone's because they do not even have wireless charging.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"intellectually sound crowd" This is where I stopped reading. It's fine to insult the company for what you think is a stupid move, but you should get your facts straight regarding the IQ of it's users. On average iPhone users make more money, have a higher level of education, and are generally more satisfied with their livelihoods. You sound like one of those "PC MASTER RACE!!!" Edge Lords who can't accept the preferences of others. How about you go cool off.....k?

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol please keep your BS to yourself. Android serves a far larger market that caters to all including the poor and unfortunate. Also, money is not a good indication of "sense" and never has been. Besides, there are sane people in the Apple camp but the majority of their "fans" are pretty daft. They at least have a memory problem what with all the hypocrisy and forgetting what they made fun of right before embracing it when Apple tells them to. I mean the examples are endless, from larger screened phones, to higher resolutions/densities past "retina", to AMOLED, widgets, notification center, shortcuts, etc.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Pray tell, what is a good indication of "sense"? Is it spouting nonsense on a web forum and having a tantrum over something you weren't gonna buy anyway? If so, you must be the epitome of good sense then./ss

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, at least your comment isn't a good indication of "sense", but there is no one indication of sense as I stated before regarding money. Still, I don't have to buy stuff in order to analyze or discuss it. That dumbass argument (made by all iFans) wouldn't and doesn't stand in any other situation, anywhere. I can criticize Donald Trump without being part of the Republican party. I can criticize a stupid decision like replacing a universal standard with a s**tty connector even Apple doesn't fully support just as well.

15. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

So what you're saying is that once one company does something, no other company should be a allowed to do the same? Well then I guess Google should get rid of the play store cause Apple had their app store first. See how stupid that sounds? Or a new CEO of a company isn't allowed to differ from what a previous CEO had said? I'm talking about Jobs and Cook. Cook embraced higher resolutions and bigger screens while Jobs didn't. Yet, you're talking smack about current Apple management? Yes, Android does come out with a lot features before apple does but most of the time the new features are gimmicky and Apple only releases them after all the bugs and kinks have been worked out. What's the issue with that? I love Android, iOS, BB10, and Windows Phone 10. They're all good in their own ways. I do t understand why you need to be talking smack about personal preferences.

19. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Apple wasn't first. There were Symbian and Web OS store before.

41. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

That's not the point. I guess you're not smart enough to get it so I'll tell you. It's stupid to bash Apple for copying features when everyone copies each other, and have been since consumer products became a thing.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol, proving my point by completely failing to understand what I wrote. No one said anything about copying or company execs, iFans were the subject and their overabundance of hypocrisy. Read again and if you still don't get it, go back to school.

21. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Another dumbass Apple fan.

45. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Me? Did you even read my post lol? I clearly said I love all mobile OS's.

23. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Great post FinalFlash +1

27. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Choose your words wisely mate, intellectually sound crowd? R u really that arrogant? So buying a new Android flagship every year makes you somehow better than all the iPhone users in this world? Are u really that ignorant? Since when did what phone I use become a sign to judge my knowledge and character? I thought how people talk and communicate could be used for better judgement, but it is clearly you have no respect for others, guess you are really"intellectually sound".

34. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

You are talking about half bake apple maps and dumb ass siri right? Sure buddy! Those are some exceptional features to an isheep. They will be better though, with a little help from google. I'm wondering how dumb ass siri is going to get better if she don't gather your data? Apple is selling you fool, they're just good at hiding it.

35. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Apple has no value to me because I find no value in it, for me. Other platforms work well for me at a much better cost. It isn't arrogance., its reality.iOS appeals to people because its trendy and marketed well and has few choices for non tech savvy people. One the whole, it is a horrible operating system. Still, you can't really share information between apps, even though apple just "invented extensions. everything is siloed within an app. There is no design standard. every app has a different navigation you can't figure out how to close a window sometimes there is an icon sometimes you tap where there is nothing navigation buttons are all over and very by app, no design language. sometimes you can't even figure out how to close something and have to force close it.No meaningful way to scale justified font size by system or individual app, tap and zoom doesn't count. Still doesn't really multi task, although this is about to be invented with the iPad pro. There are basically two app stores for large devices and small, they make different resolutions but not built to scale by device. Huge bezels take up space, that could be screen, an old fashion clackity clack button does all, but none well. people say there isn't bloatware on Apple phones but when I get one I have all these icons I have to throw in a folder and hide because I can't get rid of them things I don't want to use the home screen looks like 2007 no widgets nothing interactive. Apple maps? Nice try. The gallery is primative, tiny thumbnails in white space, no detailed info that you can figure out what an image looks like, no file name either if the images all look the same and then I can't share with something I have to dial back from the app and find it if that app suppprts that, like snapseed. I use devices to get work done. I need customization and an OS that I can multitask and work data between apps as I need the workflow to go. it's like the emperor's new clothes, someday someone is going to notice how bad this operating system is and wonder why they pay so much for this stuff.

8. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Put your statistics back inside your @ss, you're just proving right the point you're trying to argue. *grabs popcorn*

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol! Can't argue with that logic :D. *Dips hand into Rick's popcorn while staring at him with a melancholy look on my face*

12. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

i$heep follow others and buy the latest Apple product as soon as it is released simply because it is new and has a couple of new features. They probably won’t ever use these features but the simple fact that the features are there means that they can brag about it to anybody who is within earshot. That means that they need to own the latest iDevice at all costs. “OMG THE IPHONE 7GSSSSSS IS OUT. Forget about feeding the children for the next month, I need to upgrade to the latest iPhone 7GSSSSS”

11. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

The Apple fanoby is the person who is completely unable to shut their goddamn mouth about how technologically savvy they think that they are because they own the latest version of every single iDevice ever released. This is despite the fact that the majority of the things on Apple devices are taken from elsewhere or things that Android users have been enjoying for years.

24. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Oh shut the f**k up, this is getting stupid, we all know 3.5mm audio jacks are gonna get removed by majority of the manufacturers next year, so why bother bashing Apple? Everything you said could also be said for any fan, I have seen Samsung users who buys a flagship galaxy every year, I don't see anyone bashing them. Quit the fanboy wars already, no one even said "Apple is the best", "Apple is innovative", but you keep on bashing them, get a life mate, you have serious fanboy issue. The fanboy tug of war should have long been over, but people like you keep bringing it up.

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