Video shows off purported iPhone 7 Lightning-connected EarPods

With traditional 3.5mm headphone jack possibly going away, is this the future for iPhone users?

Video shows off purported iPhone 7 Lightning-connected EarPod headphone
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A new video might give a sneak peek at what listening to content on your iPhone 7 will be like if Apple indeed nixes the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack in its next smartphone.

Speculation has been rampant this year that Apple is planning to do away with the 3.5mm headphone jack in an effort to slim down its smartphone and perhaps take more control over audio accessories by having its proprietary Lightning connector take over. In fact, a video that surfaced last week features a Lightning-to-3.5mm jack dongle to take the edge off for some users.

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A newer video, however, shows what Apple EarPods connected to your iPhone 7 might look like (although in this case, what appears to be an iPhone 6s is used). A YouTuber called EverythingApplesPro has posted a video titled "iPhone 7 EarPods Hands On" in which he demos how Lightning-attached EarPods work -- it's unclear whether these are a mocked-up accessory or whether he gained access to an actual early version of an Apple product.

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