Apple iPhone 7 adapter purportedly leaked and tested
Vietnamese tech website Tinhte claims to be in possession of an official 3.5 mm audio jack-to-Lightning adapter recently manufactured by Foxconn. Furthermore, the source has provided images of the accessory and it appears to be designed in the familiar Apple colors and styling. Of course, it remains to be seen if this is an actual working adapter or a copy unit as dummy iPhone 7 replicas have been popping up online claiming to show what Apple's next iPhone could look like.
An interesting observation from the hands-on video below shows that the adapter cannot be recognized by operating systems older than iOS 10. While the adapter appears to be compatible with iOS 10 Beta, connecting it to an iPad running iOS 9 will supposedly not work. Thus, older models may need to be upgraded to iOS 10 and it is unknown if Apple would update all of its existing models to the latest iOS version.
The next iPhone is expected to have no standard audio jack similar to the Motorola Moto Z smartphone. The removal of the universal port could allow for thinner and sleeker designs and even space for a larger battery.