Alleged ‘iPhone 7’ EarPods with Lightning Port Once Again Show Up


We’ve seen the rear shell of the alleged iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but it still isn’t confirmed whether or not Apple will drop the 3.5 mm headphone jack with the next-generation handset. A new set of images posted on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo claim to show the next-generation EarPods. And they come with a Lightning port (just like this one).


As you may already know, the box that the iPhone comes in includes EarPods as well, so it is likely that Apple will keep this habit, even if it drops the 3.5 mm headphone jack in favour of the Lightning port.



The images spotted by 9to5Mac show EarPods that look almost identical to the existing product Apple sells but with one major change: the connector. The Weibo user has shared a number of high-quality images which claim to show a legit Apple product.

The next-generation EarPod connector features a thick plastic surround, which looks a bit odd in the images, but it could be Apple’s answer to complaints about cables breaking too easily. This is, of course, if the images posted on Weibo are real, so take it with a pinch of salt.


  • Chris

    These are the most fake things I have ever seen. The connector is not like Apple and especially the discolouration being a major sign as well.

  • Harold Mitchell

    You’re absolutely right…garbage

  • Ashley Mann

    Fake. But… If Apple drops the 3.5 plug just to make iPhone 7 thinner, and they sell that as innovation, I’ll be convinced: Apple is stalled and Tim needs to be replaced. The moment he put more passion in promoting is sexual preference by using Apple’s status, I knew Apple would stall out of innovation. iOS 10 is our first hint, it’s nothing new. Just new ways of doing the old. If the iPhone 7 is just the same old as iOS 10 is, Apple needs a new CEO who is mature enough in his/her sexual preference not to make that the focal point of Apple but to re-ignite a Steve Jobs mind set of passion and innovation to make Apple great again.

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  • FragilityG4

    Wow did you really just post this? Some might call you homophobic… I just think this is stupid. To my recollection Tim has said once he is gay and that’s it. Apple has always supported the LGBT community so nothing is new there. I fail to see how he is putting his “sexuality” before the company. Once again this post is stupid.

  • Mamba

    Are you Donald Trump in disguise?

  • Jesse James

    Why do you even waste our time blogging this shit?
    Nothing else to report other then things that are an obvious lie and insult to your readers intelligence?
    Serious garbage.
    Third time wasted with your cheap amateur bullshit articles.
    Count me out on this site.
    Last comment on was once my favorite site.
    Get bent Istvan.

  • johnnygoodface

    Really Ashley… you wanna go there! Tim is the best thing that could have happened to Apple, even better than Steve on the long run! He was simply the best choice… and keep in mind that it’s Steve himself who passed the baton to Tim!

  • StarTurtle

    So I’m guessing one can’t listen to music and charge at the same time unless they buy an official Apple certified $39.99 lightning splitter.