I have a well-used and well-loved iPod Touch 5th Generation with a Lightning connector. Some time ago, the headphone jack stopped working properly (this has happened to me on other iPods and on iMacs as well). When the new Lightning connector based Earbuds came out, I ordered them immediately, thinking I'd get a better connection. No such luck. The Earbuds REQUIRE iOS 10 and my 2015 iPod Touch only goes up to iOS 9. This fact was NOT well publicized, and I didn't know it until I opened the package, and sure enough it didn't work. At all. Would it kill Apple to either allow the the 5th gen to go to iOS 10, or to patch iOS 9 to allow use of their hardware? Sheesh!