Apple is Unlikely to Include Noise-Cancelling Headphones With the iPhone 7 [Report]

Apple is Unlikely to Include Noise-Cancelling Headphones With the iPhone 7 [Report]

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Apple is unlikely to include its rumored noise-cancelling headphones with the iPhone 7, according to a Barclays analyst note relayed by Business Insider.

It's widely been rumored that Apple plans to ditch the traditional headphones jack on its upcoming smartphone and instead allow users to connect headphones using the Lightning port. Additionally, the company is said to be working on a special noise-cancelling microphone system which will enable clearer phone calls and communication with Siri.

Analysts Blayne Curtis and Christopher Hemmelgarn say Apple will include a pair of Lightning headphones with the iPhone 7 but won't purchase Cirrus' noise-cancelling technology for in-box headphones until the iPhone 7S.

We still believe there is potential for AAPL to add ANC in the IP7S but believe AAPL is including just the digital headphone in the IP7 this year. We do believe there are aftermarket AAPL and Android opportunities this year, and we have included only 7.5M units in FY17 as those sales. Recent speculation surrounding the elimination of the headphone jack in the IP7 is consistent with this move as AAPL will need to provide a digital headset inbox but likely was not willing to spend the extra cost for the ANC functionality.

It's believed that Cirrus could supply Apple with a codec that would enable the use of the Lightning connector for headphones; as well as, a codec for active-noise-cancelling.

Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 7 this fall. Besides the lack of a headphones jack, the device is said to ditch some of its antenna bands. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Apple is Unlikely to Include Noise-Cancelling Headphones With the iPhone 7 [Report]
clown - February 21, 2016 at 9:22pm
Whats next all cars blocked accept the apple car
joker - February 21, 2016 at 9:30pm
The real argument is "Cars will run with engines that were made in the 90s" because apple still uses headphones and cars still not blocked and no noise cancellation means there's still headphones to listen to.
clown - February 21, 2016 at 9:21pm
These type of headphones have been around for 10 years or more. Sure, and Sony have had these headphones for over 10 years. Most likely have royaltys why they wont do it. Its not like the phone only cost enough already to account for the royaltys. The fact they remove the jack , many people with pissed because alot of cars dont have Bluetooth , and they plug the phone in through the headphone jack.
joker - February 21, 2016 at 9:27pm
It's because apple focuses on bringing sound quality and not sound proofing the headphones, but despite this, Ther eis going to be a lightning to headphone jack and/or something to plug into lightning to bring the jack and lightning charger to the iPhone put to plug into the port. In fact, were in 2016 where many cars have tpuchscreen controls which also means Bluetooth to display stuff from the phone. Who would hold on to old cars anymore?
AppleFanBoy - February 12, 2016 at 11:53pm
Seems to me Apple wants you to use their proprietary headphone units only. A greedy move if you asked me. Let's hope they don't remove the headphone jack.
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