Apple promises fix for bug affecting Lightning headphone controls


It's been a few days since the iPhone 7 launch, and users have already discovered a potentially inconvenient bug that affects headphones plugged into the Lightning port. Early buyers are reporting that if the display is turned off for 5 minutes without any music playing, the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter and Apple's Lightning EarPods — both included with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — will automatically turn off physical headphone controls. This can also happen if audio is paused during that time. Not everyone is experiencing the problem; some only encounter it intermittently. We were unable to recreate the issue, for example.

Some people might not even notice such a thing, but if your headphones feature inline controls for voice calls and...

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