Apple fans who are worried by rumours that the tech giant is planning to remove headphone sockets from the iPhone 7 should probably look away now. A new range of leaked pictures appear to suggest that tech lovers’ worst nightmares might be coming true.
Pics that have been circulating on the Chinese social network Wiebo show a pair of headphones with a lightning connector rather than a normal jack.
If they are real, this would indicate that the headphone input has been removed and users will have to buy a whole new set of cans.
“The Lightning port at the bottom of the iPhone has been able to chuck out audio since launch and it looks like that’s going to be Apple’s main way to get sound into the ears of those that don’t want to fork out for wireless Bluetooth headphones,” TechRadar wrote .