iPhone 7 Rumors: 3.5mm To Lightning Dongle Spotted

iPhone 7 Rumors: 3.5mm To Lightning Dongle Spotted
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One major change the iPhone 7 will be having is the Lightning port. It takes the place of the iconic 3.5 mm jack, which has reportedly been shunned in an effort to help make the next Apple flagship thinner.


For Apple customers, adapters and dongles are nothing out of the ordinary. And one has been spotted, which could mean that users can still use 3.5 mm headphones on the iPhone 7. It may not be much but stands to give potential iPhone 7 buyers some savings as far as compatible headphones are concerned.

Adapter Spotted fFor 3.5 mm Headphones

According to Cult of Mac, the dongle could be part of the iPhone 7 package once it comes out in September. If so, does this mean that Apple will not be including special headphones in the mix?

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Rumors suggest that Apple is working on a special kind of wireless EarPods though it remains uncertain if this will come bundled with the iPhone 7. If not, it could be sold separately.

If that should be the case, Apple will likely include some standard headphones to the mix. If it is not a Lightning-tipped headphone, it could be the usual 3.5 mm headphone plus the adapter. Going this route will give folks with old 3.5 mm-tipped headphones the chance to use their old ones.

All that remains to be seen but a dongle will surely be needed for users who user their iPhones to listen to audio and video files privately.

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From Apple or a third-party?

The video below provides users a good glimpse and the possible iPhone 7 add-on. While its appearance is timely and makes sense, there is, of course, the possibility that this may be a third-party supplier offering customers an early alternative before the iPhone 7 officially comes out in the open.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 7 are rumored to be kicking off by Sept. 9. With Apple normally doing the practice, it could hint at the possible unveiling of the Apple flagship on Sept. 16.

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