“As has been widely reported, it is all but confirmed that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. This means buyers of the new iPhone will have to search for alternative types of headphones, whether that be via wireless Bluetooth or Apple’s Lightning cable. What’s apparently shown in these photos (via Weibo) is a new version of Apple’s EarPods that can connect to an iPhone via the 9-pin Lightning port.”
Whilst the removal of the headphone jack may seem annoying, the audio quality via the lightning connector is far superior. Now if Apple introduced wireless charging that would be the icing on the cake.