Short Bytes: According to the media reports, Apple is planning to remove the familiar 3.5mm headphone jack from the next iPhone i.e. iPhone 7. This change is said to achieve more than 1mm reduction in thickness compared to iPhone 6s. Read more to know about its replacement and the risks involved.
In the past, we’ve encountered rumors regarding new headphone jack design being patented by Apple. According to a new report from Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple is planning to remove the familiar 3.5mm headphone jack from the next iPhone i.e. iPhone 7.
The blog states that 3.5mm headphone jacks are world standard and it can hardly be thinner – so Apple is planning to remove it.
The design for the next iPhone is so thin that Apple is planning to bring the Lightning connector along with an inbuilt digital-to-analog converter into this connector. Due to this change, the third-party headphone makers would need to bundle the Lighting adaptors with their 3.5mm headphones (or bring Lighting port models only).
This change is said to achieve more than 1mm reduction in thickness compared to the iPhone 6s.
As for now, this is a rumor.
Talking about the arguments against it, it could be really irritating for some users. The 3.5mm headphone jack is an industry standard and one of the most widely accepted technology standard in the world.
Let’s suppose you’ve spent tons of money on a premium headphone and you need an adapter to use it.
In the past, when original iPhone was launched with recessed 3.5mm jack, many headphones didn’t fit and Apple was on the receiving end. Wisely, Apple stepped back.
Now Apple is the biggest brand on Earth and that has changed many technology standards. Ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack in iPhone 7 could be a big gamble, but Apple appears prepared to take this risk (and tons of profit).
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