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Inside Apple’s Lightning headphone adapter

The teardown artists at iFixit take a look at what’s going on inside the Lightning-to-headphone adapter that Apple included with the iPhone 7 series. There’s a decent amount going on inside that tiny cable, including a digital-to-analog conversion chip and an analog-to-digital chip. But the conclusion is that the sound difference is nigh imperceptible.