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iPhone 7.. no headphone jack?

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    Hi! I've read rumours that the iPhone 7 will have no headphone jack.

    Who thinks this is likely to be true? Imagine the amount of people upgrading who have expensive earphones/headphones who simply want to use them with their new phone?

    I'm guessing it's because they either want to force people to use Apple earphones or Apple's beats headphones, or they want to make the phone slimmer... but that will mean a slimmer and smaller battery so battery life will be reduced?

    I'm not one of those "Apple fanboys" but have always stuck with the iPhone for iMessage/FaceTime and I always preferred the camera.

    My iPhone 6 is wearing out but I don't really want an iPhone 7 with no headphone jack. How true do you think these rumours are?

    Apple could sell a piece of poo for a thousand pounds and the Apple fan-club tosspots would still buy it.

    (Original post by Davalla)
    Apple could sell a piece of poo for a thousand pounds and the Apple fan-club tosspots would still buy it.

    All the leaks point to the headphone jack almost certainly going. However it's very unlikely that they'll make such a large change without some method of using wired headphones in some capacity, most likely a Bluetooth or Lightning adaptor. There are already a great many enthusiast audio products that connect to iPhones via the Lightning jack, and Apple already produce "half" the necessary components needed for a headphone adaptor in the form of the 30-pin to Lightning adaptor which contains a DAC (digitial-analogue converter), so making a small adaptor is hardly a stretch.

    Or they won't, and it won't hurt them at all. People thought they were insane when they started dropping the DVD drive from their laptops, and after selling like hotcakes this trend took over the premium Windows laptop market too. Apple will have put a lot of research and testing into this and wouldn't do it if they weren't confident that it won't hurt their viability in the market.

    If you don't like the idea and aren't happy with the solutions on the market, vote with your wallet and don't buy the new iPhone. Facetime and I message are nice and all, but there are equally good options available to other platforms that are either as popular or even more so- most notably Facebook's video calling functionality and Whatsapp for messaging.
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