A few months after the release of iPhone 7 rumors and alleged images (between conceptual renderings and photographs of alleged actual device) will not wait. But in this particular case it resurfaces an old rumor about one of Apple accessories most commonly used, the EarPods.
In today have circulated online new images of what EarPods headphones include Lightning technology for the iPhone 7 , the Cupertino company, where it is expected that the future smartphone dispose of minijack connector, replacing it by a Lightning port.
Several photos published on the Chinese microblogging site, Weibo , show a similar headphones with the iPhone 6s EarPods design, but with the addition of a colorful Lightning connector type. Is striking the proportion of the connector, which gives to think that may contain various electronic components such as the possibility of including a chip authenticator.
In particular the pictures match other photos published a few months ago by the blog iphone7 , although it is still impossible to confirm the authenticity of the suggested design for these headphones.
Apple's intention to make the jack of 3.5 mm is determined by the idea of free space on the internal design, reduce costs and increase the development of audio accessories with Lightning technology.
Although the idea of innovation for the smartphone next to try to deploy the Cupertino company, the public reaction to the possibility of losing the analog headphone jack has been negative since it particularly many people may be forced to rely on EarPods or buy new adapters and accessories that would only work with Apple products.
Bluetooth audio is an alternative, but its quality is generally lower and wireless headphones are usually more expensive than wired.