Apple iPhone 7 to ship with 3.5mm earpods and a Lightning adapter

It isn't news that Apple may not include the 3.5mm headphone jack in iPhone 7, but new reports indicate that Apple may still ship 3.5mm ear pods but with lightning adapters.

The new iPhone 7 is expected to launch with 3.5mm standard ear pods along with adapters to connect them with lightning ports.

'At Computex Taipei 2016, many manufacturers showcased their new Lightning audio adaptors, and it seems there has been rumors that the EarPods with Remote and Mic 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,' said a report in Macotakara, a Japanese tech news website.

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The report suggests that while Apple has not been able to perfect new earpods with lightning connectors, it has tried to find a way around by introducing adapters which will enable the connection. You may recall that the recently-launched Moto Z smartphone also lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack but ships with a USB Type-C connector through which you will be able to connect your headphones to the phone.  Recently, JBL launched a new headphone, named Reflect Aware C, which uses the Type-C port for both audio and power and gets charged by any smartphone it is connected with. Launched at the same time as the HTC 10, it will work with all premium smartphones and tablets with USB Type-C ports.

While we do not how the Lightning adapter will look like or how big it will be, Apple is also developing wireless Beats headphones which will be compatible with iPhone 7. The new headphones will also ship with carrying cases which will double up as charging terminals.

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In other news, 9to5Mac reports that iPhone 7 may also be available in a 256GB storage variant, which, while enabling users to store more media in their iPhones, will also make them depend less on iCloud. It is also believed that the base model of iPhone 7 will arrive with 32GB of internal storage and you will be able to choose from 64GB and 128GB variants as well.

As per 9to5Mac, apart from featuring dual cameras, redesigned antenna lines and a very similar design as iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus may also feature capable A10 chips with faster CPUs and GPUs, 3GB of RAM, storage option of 256GB and will be the first iPhones to be completely waterproof.

Rumours have also increasingly fuelled a new theory about the iPhone 7 featuring a seven-day battery life. As per the Daily Mail, UK-based fuel-cell maker Intelligent Energy has been hands in glove with Apple on a project which will bring in a battery that will keep smartphones alive for an entire week. The battery will generate energy using oxygen and hydrogen.

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