Seems like the rumors were true as today, we spotted a number of pictures which reveal that Apple is indeed doing away with the 3.5mm audio jack on the upcoming iPhones and will use the lightning port for audio.
**hands everyone a tissue**.
Pictures of what appears to be Apple’s lightning port earbuds were posted on Weibo. Earlier this year we learned that Apple was doing away with the 3.5mm port. The internet went crazy. About 300,000 people even signed a letter asking Apple not to cancel the beloved audio jack. But the decision was already made.
While we waited for Apple to make an official statement about it, Chinese phone maker, LeEco, released 3 phones (Le 2, Le 2 Pro,and Le Max 2) without the 3.5mm audio jack and instead use USB Type-C digital headphones, becoming the first company to do so. Lenovo’s Motorola also announced the Moto Z without a 3.5mm audio jack but will be shipping the phone with a 3.5mm to USB-C headphone adapter which you can use with your favourite earphones and speakers.
There will definitely be 3.5mm to lightning port adapters as well. So you can stop the crying now. And Bluetooth earphones are still available, so it’s not that bad.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be released by Fall and we should get more details about the new lightning port earbuds then.