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iPhone 7 Lightning to have 3.5 mm Adapter Surfaces in New Photos

A collection of new photos and a video showcase a Lightning to 3.5 mm adapter, which has previously been rumored as a bundled accessory for the iPhone 7 this fall as a way to assuage users of the smartphone's long-rumored removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The adapter in today's photos was reportedly obtained from a Foxconn factory in Vietnam (via [Google Translate], and the report's author believes it could be a genuine Apple adapter.

Previous reports have suggested that Apple may launch a pair of wireless EarPods alongside the iPhone 7. The device is tipped to be free of any wires, even between the earpods, similar to the recently launched Samsung Gear IconX. Yesterday, Evan Blass posted a tweet in which he said that the Apple iPhone 7 will be available for preorder from September 9. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were launched on the same day last year.

There’s no way of knowing if the video is legit or not as we could very well be looking at some cheap imitation headphones out of China. Nonetheless, if Apple does in fact opt to ship Lightning headphones with every new iPhone 7, it stands to reason that it will look a little bit like this.

In fact, the headphones depicted in the video above look similar to a previous iPhone 7 headphones leak that we saw earlier in the month.

Apple will ship a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter for free with every iPhone 7 purchase. If this rumor pans out, it would be a welcome gesture from Apple given that they’re abandoning a universally used port with something proprietary. And as we highlighted earlier in the week, providing an adapter on the house is just smart business, especially in light of shrinking iPhone sales.

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