The device turns the Lightning port into a traditional headphone jack.
Rumours that Apple will drop the headphone jack on the forthcoming iPhone 7 have been given more fuel with the advertisement of a Lightning to headphone adaptor.
The rumour has been circulating since 2014, but was revived in January when it was reported Apple was dropping the headphone jack in favour of wireless earbuds and wired headphones that use the company’s proprietary Lightning connector.
As Apple Insider reports, the adaptor has been advertised by Chinese accessory maker Tama Electric, and takes the form of a dongle that plugs into the phone’s Lightning port and allows the use of traditional headphone connectors.
There are three models in the range, each of which have volume controls. Two models have an additional Lightning socket to allow the phone to be charged while listening to music.
Tama Electric hasn’t advertised any prices for the adaptor, and it doesn’t appear to be on sale yet, leading Apple Insider to speculate that the images could just be concept renders.
Apple’s iPhone 7 is expected to be released in September.