It is a rather well-known story that the upcoming iPhone is set to ditch the legendary 3.5mm headphone jack from the device in favor of using the lightning port as the output for all the audio requirements. Seeing this the likes of LeEco have already done away with the 3.5mm headphone jack on their latest devices like the LeEco Le 2 and there are more to follow. If the hugely popular @Evleaks is to be believed, then the iPhone 7 will be out by the second week of September, so we are only a month and some away from the big reveal. Despite this, there is a curiosity that how would the upcoming lightning earpods and whether Apple will include them in the box in the first place or just get done away by including a standard 3.5m headphone to lightning adapter.
A leading supplier of smartphone accessories, Mobilefun has released a video on Youtube that shows what the official Apple earpods with lightning connector would be. From the video, you can make out that Apple has decided to stick with the earpods design that we have come to appreciate on the current iPhones though with lightning connector replacing the 3.5mm jack. The video has been shot where the iPhone 6s has been used for testing the headphones, so it is definitely clear that the technology will be backward compatible. The headphones have a DAC in-built and you can see the same from the thick connector. The cable is still the usual Apple cable, though it would have been nice if these were flat cables in order to keep the headphones rather tangle free.
As mentioned earlier, it is still up in the air whether Apple will include the headphones in the box or will it sell them as a separate accessory. There is also a strong case, that you may want to get away from the wire altogether and just use headphones with Bluetooth, which is a fair thing.