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Apple to Drop Headphone Jack for iPhone 7?

Apple to Drop Headphone Jack for iPhone 7?

Posted November 27, 2015 at 9:47pm by iClarified · 22346 views
Apple is planning to drop the headphone jack with the upcoming iPhone 7, reports Macotakara.

Apple seems to plan removing the headset jack from the next iPhone 7, according to a reliable source. Screen shape such as radius will be kept, however, it will very likely be more than 1 mm thinner than the current model.

The company is likely looking to make its iPhone even thinner but the standard 3.5mm headphone jack limits the device from getting any smaller. The problem can be circumvented by getting rid of the port and equipping its EarPods with a Lightning connector instead of a regular headphone connector.

Supplied Ear Pods will equip a Lightning connector, which means a DA (Digital to Analog) converter is required. The DA will be built in the Lightning connector without sacrificing the size, according to the source.

Apple may rely on third party manufacturers to produce a headset to Lightning converter or sell a separate Lightning cable with a DA converter to solve compatibility issues.

For those already using Bluetooth headphones, there would obviously be no issues.

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Tokijici - December 8, 2015 at 7:50am
What about the Producer or a DJ that would plug a pair of professional headphones to their device and would stay as far away as possible from any other headphones that come with a lightning port and a cheap DAC??!?
Julian Hernandez
Julian Hernandez - November 29, 2015 at 9:00pm
As much as I would like to see athe demise if theiphone, apple won't do this, they're not stupid, no one would buy an iPhone if they need an adapter to use the earphones, someone everyone uses. It won't happen so do the even worry.
The iDevice Pro
The iDevice Pro - November 29, 2015 at 7:59pm
All in all, this is just a ridiculous article. It is nothing but gossip. Will Apple actually discontinue a headphone jack? Probably not. Will they make the iPhone even thinner? Probably not. The 6(s) isn't thinner than the 6, it's actually thicker. There is a point at which there is such a thing as too thin, and Apple discovered that with the iPhone 6. So comment all you want about this sheer conjecture, but it is nothing more than that. In the end we are all only arguing a moot point. Looks like iClarified likes to post these concepts and rumors just to get traffic and comments, and maybe they should change their name to iGossip. I can see a logo with two little old ladies whispering over a fence on their home page...hahahaha. Perfect.
Keith Gatling
Keith Gatling - November 29, 2015 at 12:27pm
I have a new minivan that lets me connect my iPod Touch via either Bluetooth, USB, or analog aux cable. Guess which of the three is most reliable. That's right...the old 3.5 mm analog aux cable. I've had Bluetooth headphones that skipped, and so does the Bluetooth connection in my van. I can't recall whether or not the USB connection skipped (it probably did), but the dashboard UI for changing playlists and sings was abysmal. Standard analog works first time, every time. I say leave the audio jack alone. Sometimes analog (like sneakernet) is the best way to go.
matrixXx - November 29, 2015 at 6:43am
They won't remove that jack because too many people won't buy it then. I for sure won't buy a phone where I can't use my QC-25 with.
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