Official-looking iPhone 7 EarPods with Lightning connector get video review

Samsung's class act to shoot sarcastic arrows at Apple during the Note 7 presentation was actually a tangential confirmation of a long-standing rumor about the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack on the upcoming iPhone 7. Samsung's Marketing head Justin Denison, while extolling the new USB-C connector virtues and the adapter that comes with it so that "we aren't going to move to a next-generation connector and leave you behind," mentioned something pretty telling: "Do you know what else it comes with? An audio jack. I'm just saying."

If that's not enough to convince you that the iPhone 7 would indeed eschew the audio jack in favor of the existing Lightning port to plug in your earphones, you must have pretty low estimates about Samsung's industrial espionage abilities. Removing the 3.5mm jack is pretty revolutionary, despite that the new Moto Z-series pioneered the move. It will let Apple make the iPhone thinner, and still leave more room on the inside to engineer at will. 

If you are wondering how would you play music via wire now, fret note, as Apple is reportedly moving to a Lightning connector for its venerable EarPods, too. One purported video of those already leaked out, but the new clip above looks much more authentic, so you can take the alleged Lightning-equipped EarPods for a much closer inspection.

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1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL, AH PA, never change. "Removing the 3.5mm jack is pretty revolutionary, despite that the new Moto Z series pioneered the move." "Despite" lol. How can someone make the bias that obvious and still claim to be neutral? If Apple had done it they would have proudly mentioned it and I'm assuming when Apple does it, then it will be revolutionary without the "despite". "Still leave room on the inside to engineer at will" which at the moment looks to be more air (chamber) with a speaker making the phone Stereo.... No wait, it's on the same side. So revolutionary, think of all the things you can do with the added speaker.... On the same side....

4. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Oh, when did you get the chance to hear the IPH7's speakers?

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

..... If you don't know how "stereo" works then I think the iPhone 7 is perfect for you.

2. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Lost less digital sound? How much better, sound quality wise, is it over Aux?

3. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

What happens to all the costly headphones bought earlier? May be will work with an adapter, but at quality of 3.5mm jack.

5. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

It would completely stupid if Apple didn't include an adapter in the box.

12. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

If Apple engineers a DAC inside the phone or in the adapter itself the difference would be negligible in terms of quality but the pricing of the adapter will increase. If you add an amplifier for your extremely expensive ear-gear, err bad luck i guess, you might have to wait for a hub. In the Moto Z duo the DAC is still in the phone and it's a quite good DAC in its own right so the adapter is there just to convert a 3.5mm jack to Type C. That way you get the adapter for cheap since the hardware is already inside your phone.

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2068; Member since: May 26, 2011

How do you charge and listen to music at the same time? is it coming with a splitter? Maybe wireless charging in tow?

7. cornel222

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

can u charge ur phone and use headphones same time?

8. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Its silly of Apple, they should create a lightning connector headphone this year but sill keep the 3.55mm jack then next year remove the 3.5mm jack. So no charging & listening to music Unless thats what the connectors on the back are for, but that would mean another device & more money for Apple. Removing the 3.5mm jack has 100% to do with more money for Apple, period.

10. Nopers unregistered

Why does everyone complain about charging and listening to music, I have never seen anyone do that, people usually charge their phones overnight and listen to music while commuting when you can't charge your phone. It's just a bulls**t excuse to whine.

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

iPhone users adjust to the phone, not the way around. People will become a slave to it.

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