Deutsche Bank Says Apple Will Include a Lightning-to-Audio Dongle With iPhone 7

In a research note issued by Deutsche Bank — obtained by Business Insider — supply chain sources claim Apple will provide the next generation iPhone with a Lightning-to-audio dongle instead of Lightning EarPods, which we’ve seen pictured in an earlier image leak. Does this mean Apple will retail those rumoured EarPods separately?

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Supply chain sources reiterated earlier claims that the iPhone 7 will include 3GB of RAM, but limited only to the “Plus” model. There is no information about a RAM upgrade for standard 4.7-inch model. Instead it will feature an improved camera and optical image stability.

There are two interesting parts of the note: first is that Deutsche Bank’s sources seem to be sure that the iPhone 7 will come with a Home button that uses motors to simulate a click, thus prompting them to conclude that it will last longer than the current one.

The second interesting part is an odd decision Apple is expected to make: it seems they are expected include a Lightning-to-audio dongle and not the usual pair of EarPods. What seems more likely is Apple will retail an adapter, as there are plenty of people using high-priced headphones with the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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