Apple “iPhone 7” may ditch headphone jack

Bradley Wint
Jun 21, 2016 10:33pm AST
Photo: Martin Hajek

According to the latest rumours, the iPhone 7’s design won’t be anything noteworthy, but music lovers won’t be too pleased to hear that the traditional 3.5mm port may be removed.

If you’re a music lover and hate Apple’s proprietary headsets, then you’re going to be out of luck if Apple decides to go with a home-brewed option. That means you’re going to have to buy yet another pair of Beats headphones to plug into your iPhone 7, but of course this won’t be officially confirmed until release day.

On a more serious note, we do hope that Apple (or at least a third party company) comes up with some type of converter cable so that audiophiles out there won’t have a panic attack.

According to an article from WSJ, we should expect to see an even thinner iPhone 7 with a lot of its design aspects taken from the iPhone 6.

Apple Inc. plans to break with its recent pattern of overhauling the design of its flagship iPhone every two years, and make only subtle changes in the models it will release this fall, according to people familiar with the matter. Among other things, those people said, Apple’s newest phones will maintain the current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. Those are the sizes of the larger-display models Apple introduced in 2014, and refreshed with newer models last fall.

The general consensus seems to point to another major update coming in 2017 when its anniversary edition iPhone is released. They appear to be heading towards creating an even thinner phone.

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For years, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has expressed a desire for the iPhone to appear like a single sheet of glass, according to people familiar with the matter. The current design ideas for the 2017 iPhones are expected to push the handsets in that direction by eliminating much of the bezel around the display, with the OLED screen.

There are those are extremely bothered by this rumor.

Then there are those who don’t care.

Then there are those who are prodigies.

Do you care to compromise on more traditional design for a thinner phone, or should the company retain the 3.5mm jack?

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