iPhone 7 Rumored To Support 3.5mm Earpods

Since the emergence of the first rumors which claimed that Apple would remove their headphone jack with the latest-to-be-launched iPhone 7, many have speculated about how Apple would include this particular solution. However according to the new reports by Macotakara, Apple is not planning on including Lightning Earpods, but standard 3.5mm Earpods and an adaptor. 
 
The adapter included would allow users to plug the Earpods or any pair of 3.5mm headphones into the Lightning port. One of the most commonly suggested solutions over the past few months has been to simply ship the iPhone with Lightning Earpods, but it would also mean that the users would be required to purchase a separate adapter if they had other headphones with a 3.5mm plug. 
 
Alongside this, the report goes claims that the iPhone 7 will come with the storage variant of 256GB, something which has been reported in the past too. It is still quite unclear what would be the overall look of the storage line. As per the image which emerged just last month,  the iPhone 7 would be available in 16GB, 64GB and 256GB variants, but soon after this the report claimed that the base model would actually be 32GB with Apple finally ditching the 16GB tier.
 
Macotakara has also claimed that the new iPhone 7 will come with speaker holes on both sides of the Lightning port now, which makes complete sense seeing that there would be some extra space following the removal of the headphone jack. However, despite the addition of more speakers, Apple will apparently not introduce stereo sound on their device, and both the available speakers will be on a monaural system.
 
Even though it seems that Apple will be shipping the standard 3.5mm EarPods with the iPhone 7, it will apparently still be selling Lightning-based headphones separately. As per the rumors, Apple is also developing revamped, cord-free Beats to go along with the iPhone 7. The earbuds are said to be completely wireless and it will be charged via an included carrying case.