A new leak has surfaced this Thursday and it is one that would definitely bring joy to expectant Apple fans who are worried that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets will not come with wireless earphones.
The leak comes from Apple Insider who shared a snap of an iPhone 7 Plus packaging showing the list of items that would be included in the box. Per the leaked image that was anonymously sent to the tech site, the iPhone 7 Plus will come with AirPods wireless earphones, a Lightning-to-USB cable and a USB power adapter.
It can be noted that previous leaks claimed that the upcoming iPhones would come with the usual EarPods with Lighting connector. There were also leaked photos that suggested that the new Apple smartphones would arrive with a Lightning-to-headphone jack adapter.
On Wednesday, 9To5Mac even ran a story featuring a purported iPhone 7 Plus packaging that indicated the inclusion of a Lightning-to-headphone jack adapter and suggested that the rumored 256GB storage variant of the iPhones is real.
However, this new leak that comes exactly a week prior the launch event of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus does not mention anything that would back the EarPods with Lightning connector and the Lighting-to-headphone jack adapter rumors. What it does have as part of the description of the box is an entry that corroborates recent rumors mentioning Apple’s planned solution for the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, the AirPods wireless earphones.
AppleInsider admitted that photos featuring texts on white paper could be easily faked; however, the tech site stated that if this latest leak turns out to be true, then it’s clear that the Cupertino tech giant is eyeing an expansion for its iPhone lineup by releasing various configurations, some with wireless earphones and others without the AirPods. But at this point, it’s hard to tell how the prices would vary for these configurations.
This new appearance of the AirPods coincides with Pocket-lint’s previous report that Apple is preparing to launch standalone hardware that according to a Eurasian Economic Commission filing is a pair of wireless earphones called AirPods.
Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next Wednesday, and only then can we all confirm if these rumors and this new leak are true.