The iPhone’s 3.5mm headphone port is deader than platform shoes; this much we know. What we don’t know is how Apple plans to tackle the lack of one moving forward.
Will it be offering an adapter for standard wired headphones to plug into the Lightning port? Or will the company take the wireless approach and tell everyone to buy Beats?
A leak on Tuesday (via 9to5Mac) suggests Apple could make wireless earphones, dubbed AirPods, available after all.
The latest hint comes from Russian trademark filings published to the Eurasian Economic Commission earlier this week.
These documents mention the wireless AirPods headphones by name.
If Apple is preparing such a solution, it’ll be interesting to see whether they’ll be bundled in with new iPhone 7 handsets or whether they’ll be sold as a standalone accessory.
Given Apple is pushing a change that would make it difficult for fans to use their primary headphones, perhaps it would be a nice gesture to bundle these in?
This long-running saga will come to an end on September 7 when Apple announces the iPhone 7 handsets.
Whichever solution Apple decides upon we’re pretty sure the stock headphones will sound just as good as they always have.
Which for those with a sarcasm by-pass means not very good at all.