There’s no room for a 3.5mm headphone jack in Apple’s next-generation iPhones, according to recent leaks — but that doesn’t mean all your existing headphones are no good.
Accessory makers are already building all kinds of dongles that will make your favorite cans iPhone 7 ready.
Early reports claimed Apple was planning to remove the headphone jack from its upcoming iPhones in an effort to make them thinner. However, leaked schematics suggest that the iPhone 7 will be even thicker than the iPhone 6s — even after the port has been scrapped.
We’ll have to wait until Apple’s iPhone event this fall for confirmation of this move, but that hasn’t stopped some accessory makers from trying to cash in on it already.
At the Computex conference in Taipei this week, one company is already showing off adapters that allow you to plug standard headphones into the Lightning port — like the one pictured below, which also adds an inline remote control.
The dongle pictured at the top of this post adds both a 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro-USB port, allowing you to charge and sync your iPhone using a micro-USB cable (who hasn’t got dozens of those?) while listening to your music.