The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were talked about a lot last year because of the removal of the jack by Apple on both phones. As a reminder, previous iPhones had a classic 3.5mm headphone jack. Unsurprisingly, there are still not many helmets or earphones suitable for the Lightning port today. To allow users to use their audio accessories equipped with a jack, Apple has proposed the Lightning to mini-jack adapter. Good news, the apple brand should offer this accessory in the case of the iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8 of 2017.
This information comes from analyst Blayne Curtis of Barclays Bank. ” We think the Lightning to mini-jack adapter will stay this year on the iPhone 7S and 8, but will be removed for 2018 models “Said the financier in an extract from his research note shared by MacRumors. The Cupertino company originally planned to remove the accessory this year, mainly because of the release of wireless headphones like the AirPods or BeatsX.
This maintenance of the Lightning to mini-jack adapter on the iPhone 8 and 7S should not only satisfy owners of headsets and earphones with a conventional audio jack. This decision is also in the interests of Cirrus Logic, since all the components of the accessory are supplied by the Texan semiconductor manufacturer. As a reminder, Apple sells the Lightning to mini-jack adapter alone at a price of 9 euros.