Get your dongle on: iPhone 7 to include Lightning adapter


EarPods aren't going wireless in 2016.
EarPods aren't going wireless in 2016.
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The iPhone 7 may not include a 3.5mm headphone jack, but Apple’s going to make sure your old headphones aren’t immediately obsolete by including an adapter with the new device.

Prepare to lose another dongle.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will ship with regular 3.5mm EarPods, according to a new report from Macotakara that claims Apple will include a 3.5mm to Lightning Adapter so you’re not force to buy new headphones with your new iPhone.

Apple has been rumored to be working on wireless Bluetooth EarPods as well as Lightning EarPods, but the inclusion of an adapter for headphones may ease the transition towards a wireless future.

The report also claims that by removing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, Apple will add a row of speaker holes on the right side.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be announced sometime in the fall. New features may also include a dual-lens camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, a simplified antenna design, new processor and more.