Deutsche Bank claims that Apple may be planning to sell the iPhone 7 along with a Lightning to Audio adapter , which would incorporate a USB Lightning port and a 3.5mm jack. for the EarPods.
If true, the rumor about EarPods Lightning USB that arrived a few weeks ago after some supposedly leaked photos would be disproved. And, unfortunately for many, the AirPods (EarPods Bluetooth) would not be released either.
Additionally, Deutsche Bank’s research note suggests that Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus will have 3GB of RAM , which would confirm earlier rumors.
There are many features of its hardware and design that have been filtered out so far. The iPhone 7 will have a design similar to the design of the iPhone 6s , the iPhone 7 Plus will come with dual camera , the iSight camera will be significantly improved, and the antenna bands will be located at the top and bottom edges.
Back to the subject at hand. These kinds of rumors are not very reliable, although it is possible that they are true. A 3.5mm Lightning to Jack adapter would be very useful when charging the device while listening to music, but on the other hand it would be really uncomfortable to have to keep plugging and unplugging it over and over again to either charge the iPhone 7 or play audio on the EarPods.
In that sense, it would be more plausible to develop and manufacture a Bluetooth EarPod, which would also have its advantages and disadvantages. But a music listening adapter is… at the very least, strange.
On the other hand, the idea would not be completely out of place since Apple usually chooses this type of marketing strategy in order to offer more products to consumers and to obtain more benefits through accessories, adapters, etc.
What do you think about this rumor? Do you think Apple will release AirPods, EarPods Lightning, or a 3.5mm Lightning to Jack adapter? We’ll know in September!