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While the rest of the mobile industry has been promoting speedier charging with fast adapters right in the box, Apple may still be stuck in the slow lane.
Apple's greatest strength is a unified ecosystem of products. The iPhone 7 might irk some folks. Are Apple’s Lightning Earpods an example of fragmentation?
Apple has officially dumped the mini-phonojack — the 3.5mm headphone jack to us humans — and has elected to go Lightning only for any future audio listening.
That includes EarPods with a Lightning connector and an adapter in every box to switch between Lightning and 3.5mm.
Cupertino has also plopped in some Bluetooth-enabled AirPods, communicating audio wirelessly to individual earbuds. Each has an Apple-designed W1 chip to connect to your iPhone or Apple Watch and switch between them as needed and drive sound. Configurations can be backed up through iCloud. Beamforming [...]
Sure, any regulator can check out the iPhone 7 (or 6SE) and the Apple Watch 2, but some wireless EarPods? From Apple? This headphone jack thing is serious.
We aren't sure when or if the wireless EarPods are coming out — though this news coming a month before the iPhone 7's launch shouldn't be a coincidence.
Unbox Therapy has the iPhone 7 Plus in what could be the Space Blue color in contention to replace Space Gray. MobileFun has the new EarPods.
Instead of going straight for the Lightning jack, rumorers are talking about a Lightning adapter to go with those complimentary EarPods.
Hear about the new theory about Apple AirPods, and why it looks like Apple may be behind a new pair of wireless earphones.
Learn more about a new patent that Apple has just filed, which plans to enhance the capabilities of its current EarPods through smart technology.