Come September, Apple will be unveiling the next-generation iPhone 7, along with its bigger sibling, the iPhone 7 Plus. Among the truckload of rumors and leaks making rounds online, the headphone jack speculation has stayed for a long time. This is precisely because many iPhone owners use this feature every day.
As it turns out, the heavily-used 3.5mm headphone jack will not be part of the upcoming iPhone 7. This report comes from?Techtastic, a portal known for leaking many?live photos and tips in the past. This time around, folks at this portal painstakingly ferreted out a video from Weibo, which shows two iPhone 7 casings.
Sadly, the casings do not feature the placeholder to house the 3.5mm headphone jack. Past rumors have been divided as some of them said Apple will get rid of the headphone jack, while others struck down the rumors as baseless. But now, looking at the alleged casings, it?s becoming clear that?Apple is serious about removing the earphone jacks.
Phone Arena, meanwhile, pointed out that an alleged Apple EarPod photo, which is believed to be part of the iPhone 7 device bundle, cropped up recently. The photo apparently showed a Lightning connector at the tail end of the cable, in place of the 3.5mm connector. This report again strengthens the rumors about the removal of the headphone jack.
In place of the headphone jack, Apple will apparently house a second speaker grille. The removal of this feature also gives some extra space for Apple to either add a bigger battery unit, or to give a thinner overall profile. The rumored?iPhone 7 specifications list points to 1,960mAh battery for the upcoming device.
(Video Credit: Techtastic)
In any case, readers should note that we could not verify the authenticity of the video and more importantly, Apple has not confirmed any such news thus far.
Meanwhile, what do you think of the removal of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7? Do you think this is going to become the new norm? Feel free to leave a comment.