iPhone 7 Expected to Ship With Standard EarPods and Lightning Adapter to Cut Costs

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Despite recent murmurs of a dramatic U-turn, most of us at this stage would be mighty surprised if the iPhone 7 ended up featuring a 3.5mm headphone jack. After all, its apparent removal seems to be the only thing we’ve been discussing for the last six months or so. That’s not changing today.

The latest gossip in -- let’s face it -- this pretty dull affair is that the iPhone 7’s set to ship with a pair of standard EarPods, but a Lightning-to-3.5mm plug adapter will be bundled.

This would allow customers to use their Apple headphones with other devices, their regular headphones with the iPhone 7 and, more crucially, help the company cut costs, as it wouldn’t need to manufacture actual Lightning EarPods.

Word on the street is that an extra monaural speaker will fill the space previously occupied by the headphone jack, and both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be treated to an internal storage increase to 256GB. Oh, and Apple’s probably going to introduce new colour options too. [AppleInsider]