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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 · 22985 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.
Adrien - November 29, 2015 at 1:47am
Wouldn't mind it would encourage more wireless earphone and headphones
Cedeño66 - November 28, 2015 at 11:34pm
Whatever. Do we really want it any thinner? It seems like even less room for a good battery. How much crappier can they make it? That is its akiles heel. I would so rather have a better battery than a paper thin phone. Why do they make us believe that we want thinner instead?
S@mur@! - November 29, 2015 at 12:33am
1. to make it easier to grab and use with 1 hand, 2. lighter enough to not have any air gaps anywhere, 3. as long as anything can improve to be smaller, it will be thin and not have all that extra space inside for nothing. Also, it's not getting crappier from my experience let alone what's not released yet.
Yatsu - November 28, 2015 at 9:27pm
Did you all forget about the freshly patented D shape headphone jack?!
PHUKAI - November 28, 2015 at 10:09pm
It's unclear if that will happen though. There were some past patents about a year old yet they didn't come to existence yet or may never will.
justabrake - November 28, 2015 at 6:31pm
Remember apple said they wanted a universal charging plug for all manufacturers and that never happened !
S@mur@! - November 28, 2015 at 6:35pm
When did they?
justabrake - November 28, 2015 at 6:40pm
around about the iphone 3s-4 !
S@mur@! - November 28, 2015 at 6:43pm
Scrapped ideas maybe. I'm sure this was many of Jobs' plans never possible to do yet or failed.
focus - November 28, 2015 at 6:16pm
Magnet ear phone would be best option like MacBook Pro
King Rollo
King Rollo - November 28, 2015 at 6:11pm
Need to ditch the 3.5mm jack.. Lighting port is waterproof. Y design that's more likely the real reason....
Mattt - November 28, 2015 at 6:16pm
The plug is waterproof, but the charging port is not. I fix phones for a living, water will get in there.
Liquipel - November 28, 2015 at 6:19pm
I can make a phone waterproof, but did you also know people proved iPhone 6s lasts over an hour in water? It's unclear how long it really can last.
Mattt - November 29, 2015 at 7:51pm
Also, I FIX PHONES FOR A LIVING IN A REAL BUSINESS. We have already worked on 3 iPhone 6S's and 1 iPhone 6S Plus because they have dropped them in water and it stopped working, even after we treated it for the liquid damage. It's not waterproof.
Liquipel - November 29, 2015 at 8:09pm
That begs the question. How long did it last in water, how was it positioned to get the water in the, and were they treated with liquipel? I did coat mine with it and really works.
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