So if you've recently purchased swanky new Sennheiser earphones and are planning to pre-order iPhone 7 as well, don't be dismayed. While it is true that Apple will use the Lightning ports at the base of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as audio jacks, the company will also include an adapter which you will be able to use to connect your existing earphones to the handsets.
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If you're wondering if the adapter will be bulky or if it will make your handset heavier than it is, then you should take a look at the video pasted below. It shows the adapter in its full glory, being as thin and probably as light as existing earphone ports issued by the company. However, let's make it clear that this YouTube video has been published by a user named Tinh t? and there is no way we can confirm if Apple will indeed issue the adapter showed in the video, no matter how genuine it may look.
Apple will not be the first to replace the 3.5mm audio jack with a different and a thinner port. The Moto Z launched earlier this year without a 3.5mm headphone jack but shipped with a 3.5mm to USB Type-C connector to let you 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.
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While Apple may try to make the Lightning to 3.5mm adaptor as convenient to use as possible, we aren't sure if the resulting audio quality will be as smooth as the one emanating from 3.5mm audio jacks.
In other news, popular leakster Evan Blass, who earlier this week announced that Apple's next big launch event will be taking place in the week of September 12th, has also announced that the new iPhones will be available to pre-order from September 9th itself, exactly ten days from now.