Unless you’ve been ignoring tech news for the last year or so, you’re probably aware of rumors Apple plans to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack when the iPhone 7 launches later this year.
All that has raised speculation about how Apple could handle the transition when it comes to the bundled in EarPods.
Japanese Apple news site Macotakara reckons Apple will get around it by shipping the standard buds with an adapter to make them compatible with the Lightning port.
The report (via MacRumors) says: “At Computex Taipei 2016, many manufacturers showcased their new Lightning audio adaptors, and it seems there has been rumors that the headphones to be included with the new iPhone 7 series will still come with its own headphone jack as usual, and that a Lightning headphone jack adaptor will also be included in the package.”
Other rumours have suggested Apple will opt for wireless EarPods, or simply fit them with Lightning cables.
Today’s news comes amid new reports contradicting all of this. A Chinese repair shop has posted photos of what it claims to be a Lightning port assembly for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7.
The purported component still features a 3.5mm jack along with a slot for a second SIM card.
We will have to wait for the iPhone 7 announcement in September before we know for sure.