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  • A Lightning-to-headphone Adapter Surfaces
    Reports in the past believe that the century-old 3.5mm audio jack will be removed in the next-gen iPhone 7 and will replace auxiliary ports with a new lightning EarPods and wireless Bluetooth earphones/headphones. Tama Electric is the advertising in Computex of 2016 in Taipei which is the first Lightning-to-headphone that would let users connect their existing analog headphones based on the 3.5mm jack on the iPhone 7.


    It was first discovered the semi-reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara and the Lightning-to-3.5mm audio adapter, as you can see in the image above appears to be MFi-certified which means it's more likely that it is being prepared for certification. As you can see in the image, it is rather bulky in appearance. It features a male Lightning connector on one end and the standard 3.5mm audio jack on the other, with built-in volume up/down controls and the power switch. These products are not available for purchase yet and have no price tag attached them.








    If the 3.5mm audio jack is really going to be ditched on the iPhone 7, Apple will likely include a wired, Lightning-based edition of its EarPods in the box, with a wireless, Bluetooth-driven version of the headphones likely to be an optional purchase.

    What are your thoughts ?

    [via Mac Otaka]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Lightning-to-headphone Adapter Surfaces started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      Orta just leave it alone
    1. DaddyofTheMacDaddy's Avatar
      DaddyofTheMacDaddy -
      The iPhone 7 will be so advanced you'll need a 'dongle' to use your headphones. WOW.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      If Apple swapped to USB-C, I think this would be a good change over time. With a proprietary connector I still just donít like it.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      My main concern with this has always been not being able to charge my phone while listening to music. For that one reason alone, I hate it!
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      That thing is ridiculous. Why would you need in-line controls so close to the actual device? This is just vaporware from a company trying to get attention from tumors.

      Quote Originally Posted by DaddyofTheMacDaddy View Post
      The iPhone 7 will be so advanced you'll need a 'dongle' to use your headphones. WOW.
      Wouldn't be the first time for sure. It's still a bad idea, but with the way BT headphones are getting so inexpensive these days it's not the end of the world. You only need wired headphones if you're using pricey headphones with high fidelity sound. That rules out 95% of the population. The vast majority of people just use the included headphones anyway, so it's not a huge issue.
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      many people -believe it or not- still drive cars without BT, it's ridiculous! cars are getting cheaper, people who complain about the audio jack, need to shut up and swap their cars, it's not the end of the world. or buy a sumsuck if u can't afford to swap your car and every single audio system you own. simple right
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaddyofTheMacDaddy View Post
      The iPhone 7 will be so advanced you'll need a 'dongle' to use your headphones. WOW.
      iPhone 1 was so advanced it did not need any "dongle" to listen to music. Ever heard of Bluetooth? That was 2007. Sheesh, they have phones with Bluetooth since 2000. Get rid of cables man.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      iPhone 1 was so advanced it did not need any "dongle" to listen to music. Ever heard of Bluetooth? That was 2007. Sheesh, they have phones with Bluetooth since 2000. Get rid of cables man.
      I hate this argument. In my experience bluetooth headphones are less comfortable, have lower sound quality, and definitely need charging. I like to keep my headphones in my backpac, so I donít ever charge them. I tried using bluetooth headphones for 2 weeks before I just gave up and swapped back to earbuds.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      I hate this argument. In my experience bluetooth headphones are less comfortable, have lower sound quality, and definitely need charging. I like to keep my headphones in my backpac, so I donít ever charge them. I tried using bluetooth headphones for 2 weeks before I just gave up and swapped back to earbuds.
      I guess I should've said I'm not an audiophile. I prefer the wireless convenience over loss in quality. The time it takes to untangle the headphone cable every single time, I might as well just charge my Bluetooth headphone.
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      many people -believe it or not- still drive cars without BT, it's ridiculous! cars are getting cheaper, people who complain about the audio jack, need to shut up and swap their cars, it's not the end of the world. or buy a sumsuck if u can't afford to swap your car and every single audio system you own. simple right
      Not saying leave off the standard jack is right, but people who spend money on a $700 phone, but can't afford a cheap adapter or a $200 head unit with BT need to review their financial priorities.