The old adage that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” could possibly be true about the new headphone port on the new iPhone 7.
It has long been rumoured that in Apple’s search for perfection they couldn’t leave the port alone and are expected to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack when they announce their new phone in September.
If you want to listen to music on the new device the options are somewhat limited – basically Bluetooth headphones or a pair of lightning connected headphones.
In theory this isn’t so bad as wired headphones do have their drawbacks such as the need to constantly untangle wires and the issues if you wear clothing without pockets.
In place of the 3.5mm headphone port, a series of new leaked images and a video claim that Apple will instead include a new Lightning Port adapter that can connect to a headphone jack in the box with the iPhone 7.
This isn’t a wholly new concept as manufacturer’s in China have seen phones use adapters for wired headphones and providing that Apple uses an adapter similar to these the new iPhone shouldn’t be *that* bad.
The images were first reported on the MacRumours Apple fan site, which although it says it can not confirm if the adapter is legitimate, the source of the leak claims the images have been taken direct from an Apple facility in China.
MacRumours also claims that the new adapter will not work on any device running iOS 9 or older.
Last week, renowned tech leaker Evan Blass claimed the iPhone 7 will be available to pre order from September 9.