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Lightning earbuds will come with the iPhone 7

Lightning earbuds will come with the iPhone 7


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Apple has updated its iconic white earbuds to include a Lightning connector and will bundle a pair with every iPhone 7.

The headphones otherwise appear the same as the EarPod model that Apple introduced in 2012 — they just now end in a Lightning connector instead of the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The change comes, of course, because the iPhone 7 has no headphone jack, meaning that all headphones need to connect over either Lightning or Bluetooth. Without bundling these headphones with each iPhone, it's very possible owners won't have a compatible pair of headphones to listen on. An adaptor for traditional headphones will also be included.

Replacement EarPods will sell for $29. Additional adapters will sell for $9.

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