iPhone 7 to feature no Headphone jack
This may come as a shock to you. Rumours are circulating in the tech world that Apple’s upcoming phone, the iPhone 7 might not feature the standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. The 3.5 mm jack has been around since the first mobile phone came into existence. This was one feature that did not change in a phone when all other parts underwent frequent upgrades and innovations. Any headphone was compatible if a mobile phone featured this jack. You didn’t have to buy a phone specific headphone. This could change in 2016. Apple, always the game changer, might just get rid of the 3.5 mm jack with iPhone 7. Removing the jack will free up more space in the phone and will become lighter. The free space can enable the housing of a larger battery or enable an additional speaker. Removing the jack means that the only manner a headphone could be connected would be via the lightning port. The company might provide lightning converters so that the user can connect any headphone. Now again, another dilemma that will arise because of this would be the inability to simultaneously use the lightning port to both charge the phone and use the headphone.
These rumours have garnered mixed reactions from fans. While some welcomed the move, others were dead against it. In fact, a petition has been started to try and force Apple to keep the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhone 7. Those in favour are of the opinion that Bluetooth headsets are going to be more popular in the coming years and having a wired headphone may halt progress.
There has been no official announcement from the company to verify these rumours. But if they do turn out to be true, it’s surely going to irritate a lot of people initially. But Apple could convince them once it points out why it took this move and what the advantages are to the customers.