Apple is expected to ship a new set of Lightning connector EarPods with the iPhone 7 to make up for its missing headphone jack. We’ve already seen a few images of the rumored redesigned earbuds, but a new video from MobileFun offers a detailed look at the new design.
MobileFun doesn’t say how it got its hands on the Lightning EarPods, but they certainly look like the real deal. The design is nearly identical to the regular 3.5mm EarPods shipped with recent Apple products. They also seem to work just fine when plugged into a current iPhone, and you can even hear the music playing through the earbuds in the hands-on video above. The small control panel works too, so this is either the finished Apple product or a very convincing fake.
There are a few nice advantages to swapping out the old 3.5mm standard, including lossless digital sound and a sleeker overall design for the iPhone 7. On the other hand, the change will essentially make your old 3.5mm headphones obsolete. Apple also looks set to offer a special adapter, but you may have to pay extra for the accessory.
The iPhone 7 is also expected to feature an upgraded rear camera and a new A10 processor, while the rumored iPhone 7 Plus could add a dual rear camera array and a Smart Connector port in back. Apple is expected to unveil both new smartphones at an event in early September, where we should get an official look at the new Lightning connector EarPods as well.