Ditching headphone jack on the iPhone 7Sunday, January 24, 2016
Ditching headphone jack on the iPhone 7
Numbers of sources report that the new iPhone 7 will not have a 3.5 mm audio jack. Headphones will connect through the same lightning port, that is used for charging. What that basically means, is that none of your non-wireless pair of headphones will not work with this phone. Unless, of course, you’ll buy an adapter, which I’m sure they will sell, since there is only one set headphones that uses lighting to connect to a device (and they costs 300 dollars). So the headphones that you have right now, will become mostly useless, since smartphone is a most frequently used device fro listening to the music.
As not surprising as it is, I think that almost everyone would rather have a bit thicker phone than Apple want to deliver (if, of course, you consider iPhone 6s thick). Then it would have a much needed 3.5 mm jack and a bigger battery. Though, the truth is, that this audio output type will inevitably be gone in a few years because of it’s bulky dimensions. It’s just that the timing is bad. In a year, if there was more than a single set of headphones that can connect through lightning port, ditching the 3.5 mm jack would not be as inconvenient as now. I think that the decision of not including it may be troublesome, but it is a step that is necessary in order to move this industry even further and to improve what we have now.
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