How to charge iPhone 7 and listen to music simultaneously

Apple considers the 3.5 mm connector is obsolete, so the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is no standard port for headphones. To replace the outdated standard headphones with Lightning interface. But in this case there is one serious drawback associated with the inability to simultaneously listen to music and charge the smartphone battery.

Of course, you can still use wireless headphones, but for someone who travels frequently and spends a lot of time on the road, this option is not very suitable. The problem can be solved by purchasing one of the following accessories.

Docking station Apple

Apple has your answer – a proprietary dock for iPhone with Lightning equipped with a 3.5 mm audio Jack. In the online store of the company, it is 3300 rubles.

To buy such a device advises the Vice President of worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller. About this he wrote in personal correspondence to a reader of 9to5Mac, who asked what he should do if he wants to listen to music while the iPhone 7 is charging.

From dock Lightning 3.5 mm Jack so you can connect headphones with a remote control or use the line output for active speakers. In addition, it supports other Lightning accessories, including Lightning to USB cable.

Adapter FORE

Fore Design developed a FORE accessory for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which will allow you to listen to music via Lightning connector and charge it through the second connector at the same time.

The company promises that the accessory was created in close contact with Apple, with the result that it is very similar to branded accessories cupertinos of the company. One of the two connectors, you can connect headphones with 3.5 mm Jack, the second is the Lightning cable for charging iPhone.

Adapter Belkin Lightning Audio

Belkin has released an accessory that allows you to simultaneously charge and listen to music on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In sale the novelty will arrive in early October.

A device called Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar is equipped with two Lightning connectors. Thus, the owner of the new flagship Apple will be able to listen to music via Lightning connector and charge it through the second connector at the same time.

The device supports audio with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz and a bit depth of 24 bits, and is also compatible with the supplied adapter, allowing you to connect headphones with 3.5 mm Jack.

Case Daptr

Daptr is a neat case, which, in addition protects the iPhone 7 from mechanical damage, allows you to use with your smartphone headphones. The accessory does not increase the thickness and width of the iPhone, adding only a couple of inches at the bottom, where the integrated external DAC.

The creators of the case admitted that they had to increase the dimensions of the iPhone 7, but the effect was achieved. In total together with the body of the smartphone becomes about 3 mm thicker and 20 mm long. But now every owner of iPhone 7 will be able to listen to music using a normal wired headphone without the use of adapters.

Another feature Daptr, two Lightning connector, as well as design, made in the same style with a smartphone.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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