Apple will package Lightning EarPods and adapter with iPhone 7

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Lightning EarPods
Lightning EarPods are on the way.
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A new image circulating online, purporting to be insert documentation for the upcoming iPhone 7, appears to confirm that Apple will be bundling Lightning EarPods as part of its next-gen handsets.

Check it out below.

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Is this conclusive proof?
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In another piece of evidence that Apple is throwing out the 3.5mm headphone jack, the documentation also notes that the forthcoming iPhones will ship with a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter: giving users the chance to use their existing EarPods with the iPhone 7, as opposed to having to immediately make the switch.

Provided that this is true, it suggests that — while Apple is going ahead with its replacement of the 3.5mm headphone jack — it has at least listened to the concerns of users. Earlier this year, 303,343 people put their name to a petition imploring Apple to not get rid of the headphone jack.

Apple, of course, has a long history of ditching peripherals (and the headphone jack lasted a lot longer than most), and there was always little chance the company would listen to a relatively small number of customers when it comes to the future direction of the iPhone line.

Then again, with surveys suggesting lukewarm anticipation for the upcoming iPhone 7 and falling iPhone demand, maybe an accountant somewhere in Cupertino figured the extra cost of bundling an adapter with the iPhone 7 was money well spent.

Source: Nowhereelse.fr