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iPhone 7 leak reveals rumored Lightning port adapter

by Jacob Kleinman | July 28, 2016July 28, 2016 10:30 am EST

The iPhone 7 is expected to ditch the 3.5mm jack, and that means Apple will likely roll out a new adapter for plugging your old headphones into the Lightning port instead. Now we may be getting a first look at the rumored accessory.

Vietnamese site a Tinhte got its hands on the Lightning-to-3.5mm port adapter and published a few photos along with a detailed video. The gadget apparently comes from a nearby Foxconn facility and it’s allegedly the real deal. The short white cord also looks pretty similar to some of the adapters currently offered by Apple.

The adapter appears to work perfectly with a device running the iOS 10 beta. However, when the same cord is plugged into an Apple product running iOS 9 the device shows an error message saying it’s not compatible. That seems like a pretty strong indication that the leaked adapter is real, though it’s possible this could be some clever fakery or a well-designed third-party accessory.

It’s still unclear if Apple will offer the adapter for free when you buy an iPhone 7 or force customers to pay for the crucial accessory. We hope the company devices to bundle its new smartphone will the alleged adapter, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it decides to squeeze some extra cash out of its customers instead. MacRumors

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...