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?
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.