You can't charge the iPhone 7 and listen to music, will you be going wireless? (poll results)41
We asked you yesterday whether you are considering going wireless with your audio gear, be it headphones, earbuds, or speakers, to accommodate the lack of audio jack on the iPhone 7. Well, bad news for AirPod sales, as most of our respondents seemingly wouldn't bother, and just alternate between charging and listening to music, or get an adapter that allows them to do both.
After all, the only major downside with moving to EarPods with a Lightning connector in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus seems to be that you can't really charge the handsets, and plug the headphones at the same time to listen to some tunes. Plus, there is an adapter now, even for that.
Everything else in terms of compatibility is kinda taken care of when Apple included a Lightning-to-3.5mm-port adapter in the new iPhones' box, or else the European Commission would have given them the stinky eye even more. Plus, the new AirPods that will ship next month are cheaper and offer longer battery life than most truly wireless earbud solutions out there, not to mention that you can charge them five times over from the carrying case alone. We like it when Apple feels queasy.