Those worried about Apple s rumored decision to eliminate the headphone jack on future iPhones have a silver lining to focus on.

Cirrus Logic has created a development kit for Lightning-based headphones.

The Lightning port is Apple s all-in-one inlet on iOS devices, and seems to be gaining momentum now that the headphone jack seems to be going away.

It s capable of transferring digital audio, but headphone makers have never focused on that aspect because — well, they didn t need to.

Cirrus Logic s dev kit seems official, too.

It s available via Apple s MFi Made For iPhone program, which is its official platform for making accessories for iOS devices.

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