On devices with both Lightning and 3.5 mm audio, Will it be possible to use both audio outputs simultaneously?

Will it be possible to use both the built-in 3.5 mm headphone jack AND the lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter simultaneously? I am thinking in terms of using this as an alternative to a headphone splitter. If this is possible, would you be able to independently control the volume of each output?

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    No, it does not appear so.

    At least on an iPhone 5s with iOS 10.0.1, it only sends audio out to the headphone jack OR the Lightning-to-headphone adapter, whichever is plugged in last.
    If you have both plugged in and remove one, it switches to the other for audio output.
    Finally, if I boot the phone up with both plugged in, it seems to default to the Lightning-to-headphone adapter.

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