The 3.5mm audio jack is a staple feature of all media devices since time immemorial. Since the days of Walkmans, it has been the universal connector for headphones. But now in this current year, we may see it’s downfall as a popular headphone connector. The iPhone 7 is releasing in September by Apple. The device will come with incremental upgrades. We’re expecting subtle changes in appearance and the expected camera upgrade. But what is also expected is the much talked about removal of the 3.5mm earphone jack. We’ll be seeing an accesory today that will work with the iPhone 7’s lightning port.
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With the removal of the 3.5mm jack, we can see how an age old tradition of having an analog audio connector takes an axe to streamlining of technology. This removal will have a big impact on the market. Along with a multitude of gossip surrounding this subject, we’ve heard that Apple will instead provide an accessory to make earphones work. Today, looks like this accessory has been revealed at the production line at Foxconn.
The removal of the earphone jack will make room for more speakers on the iPhone 7. It will however create a problem for users who want listen to music on their device while it’s charging. Which I find a bit risky unless using a power bank to charge the phone.
Today’s images appear to come directly from Apple. We say that because their overall design resembles the company’s simplistic approach. It’ll be hard, if not outright impossible for third parties to pull off a similar design. Take a look below.
Other changes on the iPhone 7 include a larger rear camera sensor. This should follow Cupertino’s consistent policy of annual camera upgrades. No display changes are expected this year, even as Apple perfected the DCI-P3 on the iPad earlier this year. There won’t be any new features launched either, though we’ve heard some talk about a capacitive home button. If true, it would mark for a very nice change on the iPhone this year.
Apple’s expected to launch the iPhone 7 in September, with an alleged lower price tag than the iPhone 6s. According to sources, we’ll see the 16GB base model disappear this year which will be replaced by a cheaper 32GB option. This should sustain sales and entice a lot of users out there to upgrade. As is with everything from the rumor mill, nothing’s set in stone until the device’s launch in less than two months. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.