Rumor: iPhone 7 Dual-Lens Camera And 3.5mm Headphone Jack To Be Replaced By Dual Stereo Speakers

Prediction about Apple’s next-generation is starting to heat up, as Tim Cook’s company has planned March 2016 keynote planned in next month, rumored to see an all new 4-inch iPhone 5se unveiled alongside the 9.7-inch iPad Air 3. Speculations however, consumers and analysis are looking around that media event to take into consideration Apple’s product roadmap for 2016, which certainly includes he September-bound iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Flagship handsets from Apple’s next era could potentially ship with a stereo speaker setup. Dual speakers – that would be made possible by using up after replacing the iconic 3.5mm headphone jack is removed as per popular conjucture.

The majority of unofficial claims that pertaining to the iPhone 7 seems to admit the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack from the bottom of device. A minimal number of supply chain partners although “confirmed” that removal. Still got a slight leak right in the middle of the iOS codebase, hints at the end of era of the 3.5mm aperture. Now, it’s been suggested that Apple may utilize the free space on the bottom of the hardware to integrate a dual-speaker system that would improve the whole ecosystem of sound qiuality of the future iPhone.

About the proposed iPhone 7 dual-speaker system, there’s a huge amount of information known at the moment, which could be implemented to provide the next-gen with stereo audio. Potentially these speakers would likely be controlled and powered by an amp chip from Cirrus Logic, seems like a perfect fit considering the company is rumored to be optimizing production capacity to cater for the demands placed by Apple. What’s interesting here is that the end result that Jony Ive and Apple will eventually come up with a phycical design for the device that attractively incorporates this speaker audio setup and not the hardware can be slimmed down whilst still fitting in the required components.

The new addition of dual-speaker system obviously confirms the end of for the 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the device, raises some unknown questions about the headphone solution that Apple will ship iPhone 7 in the box. Suggestions thus far have involved a purpose built set of Beats branded Bluetooth-compatible EarPods.

For iPhone 7. Suppliers including Cirrus Logic and Analog Devices (ADI) have started to book prduction capacity and will be responSible for the dual-lens system for the rumored iPhone 7 or 7 Plus at their foundry and backend partners. iPhone 7 production is indeed expected to ramp up in the second and third quarters, just before the Apple’s 2016 iPhone launch in September.

(Via: MacRumors)