While the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are just over two months old, rumors pertaining to the next-generation iPhone have already started to propagate throughout the Apple blogosphere. According to a new, and rather interesting, report from Mac Otakara, the forthcoming iPhone 7 (as it’s likely to be designated) may be released sans 3.5mm headphone jack!
iPhone 7: New Rumors & New Features!
In other words, the headphone jack might become obsolete in favor of a Lightning connector that will be utilized for both charging/data transfer and wired audio playback.
Lightning Connector And 3.5mm Headphone Converter for iPhone 7
Furthermore, Apple is rumored to also release Lightning-ready EarPod headphones to support the new form of audio output for iDevices.
If this rather peculiar move comes to pass, it can also be assumed that the company will introduce an adaptor that will plug in via the Lightning port to enable the use of third-party headphones that utilize a 3.5mm connection.
This latest rumor report cites “reliable sources” and reiterates that the Lightning connector will be virtually indistinguishable from current Lightning ports on existing iDevices, will still function with Bluetooth headphones (as expected), and will allow for the connection of the aforementioned converter for use with 3.5mm headphones.
Remember, we’re still in the very early stages of iPhone 7 rumors, so stay tuned for more reports as we move forward into 2016.
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