Now that they've torn down the iPhone 7 and found the same quality DAC as in the current 6s, and discovered a third audio amp with unknown function on the logic board, who thinks Apple has quietly updated the MFi specs to permit analogue audio to be output by the Lightning connector for the first time? If so, then the 3.5mm to Lightning Headphone Adapter likely has no built-in DAC, ADC, or amp. That would certainly explain the low $9 price tag, and the unchanged $29 EarPods price tag. It would also explain why the 3.5mm headphone jack and Lightning adapter output sound identical on the same iPhone. If true, it opens up a whole new cheap analogue audio device market for MFi licensors, as well as unlicensed products, just like back in the days of 30-pin dock connectors. It also creates some real confusion as to just what an audio device with "Lightning" connector is, and what the customer is actually getting. With such a big revelation, why has nobody ripped one of these things apart to confirm what Apple's crammed inside, if anything? I have one siting here since Thursday, which for $9, I would have torn into already if I'd know I was going to have to wait this long. Surely I won't have to wait much longer? What do you think? What are we going to find inside the Lightning adapter and EarPods included in the box?