iOS 9 code shows the iPhone 7 will likely ditch the headphone jack

Apple iPhone 6Rumor has it that Apple is planning a huge change on the upcoming iPhone 7 that would see the company giving up on the traditional 3.5-mm audio jack and instead adopt alternative options, such as wireless headphone support.

And while Apple has never confirmed that such a change is indeed possible, code included in the iOS 9.3 beta 1 suggests that the company is already preparing the operating system for giving up on the audio jack on the upcoming iPhone model.

Twitter user @kyoufujibaya, who also participated in the development of iPhone jailbreak, revealed that this new beta version of iOS might pave the road for a bigger change in the operating system that would support Apple transition from the traditional audio jack to new technologies, such as headphones using the Lightning connector or wireless models.

Apple’s plan to remove the audio port is mostly related to the company’s intention of developing a thinner iPhone, so the headphone jack is too big to be included in this redesigned model.

Instead, the company could use the Lightning connector for headphones too, as it’s slimmer and clearly takes up little space under the hood of the iPhone, but at the same time, the company could also offer wireless headphones manufactured by the Beats division.

iOS 9 code shows the iPhone 7 will likely ditch the headphone jack

The latter scenario is more likely to happen because this way Apple could involve Beats more in its product portfolio, while at the same time provide iPhone buyers with premium audio quality straight out of the box.

The iPhone 7 is expected to debut in the summer of 2016, so we’re not very far from the moment we’ll finally find out whether the headphone jack made the cut or not. But until now, all signs point to a demise of the port, so expect all these rumors to be true.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Apple, iPhone, smartphones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)