A few days ago, Samsung made fun of Apple for its rumored decision to remove the standard 3.5mm headphone jack from the upcoming iPhone by pointing out that its new Galaxy Note 7 comes with a regular headphone connector. While Apple is yet to confirm the move, it’s widely expected to ditch the 3.5mm port on the upcoming handset.
Ditching the headphone jack is well known, but we’re still unsure how Apple plans to fix the 3.5mm-sized problem it’s creating. One way of handling it would be to bundle the iPhone 7 with Lightning EarPods, and a new video gives us our first glimpse at what those might look like.
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The Lightning EarPods have been spotted in pictures in the past, and they looked like what you’d expect from Apple. Of course, such products could easily be counterfeited in China by companies looking to make money on this particular iPhone 7 rumor.
YouTube channel MobileFunTV got its hands on what seem to be Lightning EarPods, which appear to have the same overall design that you’d expect from a pair of EarPods. The only difference between the ones available in stores and found in iPhone boxes and this unofficial pair is the connector.
As you’ll see in the video below, the Lightning EarPods do work as expected. You just plug them in, and they deliver the audio experience you expect. However, there are no other details about this product at this time.
Assuming they’re the real thing, and they certainly look the part, we’ll see them in iPhone 7 boxes this fall. But if that’s the case, does that mean Apple will sell its rumored Bluetooth headphones as standalone products?