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iPhone 7 expected to ship with Lightning adapter for 3.5mm headphones

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Apple will be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack for the upcoming iPhone 7 series, according to a new report — but it won’t be giving us wireless headphones to make up for it. Instead, its new devices are expected to ship with free Lightning adapters.

According to Japanese blog Macotakara, which has been a reliable source in the past, the iPhone 7 will ship with exactly the same EarPods we get with today’s iPhones. That means they’ll have the same 3.5mm connector we’ve been using for decades.

To make them compatible with the iPhone 7, Apple will reportedly include a Lightning adapter in every box. This should allow you to connect not only your bundled EarPods, but also any other headphones that use the 3.5mm jack.

Macotakara also claims that the iPhone 7 will feature a pair of speakers that deliver monaural (not stereo) sound, and up to 256GB of internal storage — which is a rumor we’ve heard before.

Alleged iPhone 7 components that leaked out earlier this week suggest the device will in fact retain its headphone jack and pick up dual SIM card slots as well. Many reports surrounding Apple’s newest smartphones have been conflicting in recent weeks.

With that in mind, it’s probably best we don’t read too much into any of these claims until Apple makes the iPhone 7 official in September.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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