New photos show Apple EarPods with Lightning connector

New photos show Apple EarPods with Lightning connector
One of the more intriguing rumors of the year is the one that says Apple will remove the 3.5mm earphone jack on the Apple iPhone 7. By doing this, Apple could make the handset thinner, or have enough room for a higher capacity battery. Another possibility is that removing the earphone jack might make it easier to waterproof the device, as it would eliminate an opening that could direct water into the inside of the phone.

We have seen this rumor rejected, come back to life, rejected again, and repeated once more. Today, photographs have been discovered on China's Weibo mini-blogging site showing Apple's EarBuds with a Lightning connector instead of the 3.5mm jack. The images dovetail with a recent report that we passed along to you earlier this month, claiming that Apple will bundle a pair of these EarPods with the Apple iPhone 7. We would also expect to see them packed in the box with the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

We still do not have any direct confirmation from Apple that the 3.5mm earphone jack will be removed on the Apple iPhone 7. In fact, images of some components allegedly earmarked for the phone, have shown the 3.5mm earphone port still alive and well. This is one rumor that might not be put to bed one way or the other until the September unveiling of the phone.

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