New video shows Apple EarPods in action on the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

A video taken by Chinese tipster @KK (shot in a food court inside a mall), shows the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus in action along with the new Apple EarPods. With the absence of a 3.5mm earphone jack, we can see that the new version of the accessory features a Lightning plug at the end. This way, it can be easily attached to the port at the bottom of the phone. The video also shows how the volume of the phone can be controlled by using the remote on the EarPods.

If the handsets seen on the video are legitimate, the clip confirms that the 3.5mm earphone jack has been removed on this year's iPhone models. It also would seem to refute the rumor about a capacitive Home Button that we told you about a few days ago. According to that rumor, the physical button has been replaced by a capacitive one that uses electromagnetics to simulate the feel of a button being pressed. And it would also confirm that a dual camera setup is coming to the iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple has two ways to deal with the removal of the 3.5mm jack. It can pack a set of new EarPods in the box with the iPhone 7, or it can include a 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter. We've seen images of both, so this might just remain a mystery until next month when the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be unveiled.

source: @KK

Related phones

iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The connector itself looks fake to me..Apple usually has a thinner design

4. tiko13

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Its probably thicker because of the DAC built into the connector (my guess). I bet the quality of the DAC wont be the best either

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

A tiny DAC like that? Yuck. Bye bye Cirrus Logic

2. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The phones are not even out so I say fake

3. Unordinary unregistered

Do you know how easy it is to make/fabricate something like this lmfao? Someone over at PA must have upgraded their car or real estate lately..needing more clicks for income to cover the groceries. Keep focusing on the awesome Note 7 please.

5. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Omg it can play music and you control audio levels.....amazing.....

6. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Lmao I think Samung was trying to call out Apple in their Note7 today, they just randomly added that it has a headphone jack

9. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Yep, what's even more funny is that the iPhone 7 isn't even out yet, and yet they call out Apple when they don't even know what's going on.

10. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I've heard somewhere that a lightning connected headphone sounds better then a HP jack. Because they use digital instead or something.

11. kimihiro

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

He's using a 6s Plus to demo the eaepods. You can see the headphone jack on the left. The two 7's are just dummies.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

That's exactly what I was thinking. On every video they don't show the front of these dummy phones. I have no doubt that the new iPhones will look like this, but so far no working model had been leaked.

13. Beholder88

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Unless they change the design of the buds themselves, I'll never use the Apple supplied ones. They don't fit in my ears unless you jam them in and there's no comfortable way to wear them. If they added a rubber ear insert similar to others it would make them possibly usable. I know I can't be the only one who feels this way, I've seen other forum posts on them.

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