Supply chain cited that the preparation to forget headphones on the new iPhone 7, as it also claims that Apple is indeed dropping the analog 3.5mm headset jack. Although it was already reported allegedly that the next iPhone model won’t be posing with a dedicated audio port. Instead, wired headphones will purpotedly connect to the Lightning port and the Bluetooth option wirelessly is already present. It is also said that a Lightning-to-3.5mm will also exist.
We have come across this matter few weeks ago last year and Apple is however planning to introduce the world with two different models of iPhones, one with 4-inch OLED display and the other with 5.5-inch screen. If this is the case, then the next iPhone will be a bit thinner than the current models, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. And with this decision we’re back again to the dark ages of proprietary audio.
What’s more heart touching is that those who owned a Lightning headphones probably won’t work with their computer and other non-Apple products like iPhones, iPads, or iPod touch devices.
It now seems the Lightning port does not support analog like the old 30-pin connector did. No analog from the port means that wired earphones will have to carry their own DAC and amp with them. We have got no idea on how better these adapters will work and how these Lightning cables work.
It looks like Apple is expecting to retail or sell a seperate 3.5mm audio jack to lightning adapter and right there Audio manufacturers to include an extra accessory which can be attached at the headphones male end. For now, as usual, take this report as unofficial one with a pinch of salt. Stay tuned for the better information that seems to be accurate.
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