Rumour has it that the next installment of Apple’s beloved iPhone, the iPhone 7, will not feature what has now become a rather iconic 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Japanese site Macotakara reports that the iPhone 7 will not include a 3.5 mm port due to aesthetic reasons. Apple wish to make their next phone even slimmer. Reportedly, the next iPhone will be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Yet that’s not all, in replacement of the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, Apple will include an audio-enabled lightning port. This ensures that most iPhone users will now have to purchase Apple made headphones, unless they purchase a lightning port-3.5mm headphone jack converter or use Bluetooth headphones. If Apple can gain control over the latest industry standard audio port then licenses and the like would create a vast revenue stream for the company.
Here at Laptops.co.uk, we would stress that this is a huge rumour but we wouldn’t be surprised if this was true. Changing the headphone port is extremely similar to when Apple changed their charging port with the iPhone 5. We admit the move would be rather irritating considering the 3.5mm jack has been an industry standard since 1878. However, if the new technology is superior and value for money then this move could be beneficial for everyone. Furthermore, it would open huge revenue streams for Apple.