Apple iPhone 7 adapter purportedly leaked and tested

Apple iPhone 7 adapter purportedly leaked and tested
Apple iPhone 7 adapter purportedly leaked and tested
The video shows the adapter working with iOS 10 Beta, but attempts on older models running iOS 9 or lower proved unsuccessful.

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.



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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-08- 4 (Update: 2016-08- 4)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.