Not listening to Jack sh*t? Apple are planning on removing the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in the next iPhone. Rumour has it that all the fun and games you used to have playing rubik’s cube to untangle your earphones is coming to an end.
As reported by Japanese blog, Macotakara, claims that the earphone jack will be removed to enable a slimmer ‘iPhone 7’ with added internal space saving for other components within the device. Say goodbye to cables and hello to boogying-on-down, restriction free.
According to Forbes, headphones with a lightning connector will be incorporated. This enables one to be able to do more than lower/increase volume, end calls and skip tracks. There could be specific app control or even the ability to set a specific app to start when they are connected. Since the lightning jack can also receive power, not just send it, you could still charge a device by connecting it to your headphones while listening to music.
The supposed ‘iPhone 7’, or whatever the device is actually called upon unveiling, is expected to be released in the autumn with many external and internal changes, changes such as; the inclusion of a larger battery and increased internal storage, up to 256GB.
Bear-in-mind, Apple recently started selling $800 Audeze EL-8 Titanium Lightning headphones at both its online Apple Store and select brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. It has been rumoured that these significant changes come along with an added bonus, something free. It is said that by purchasing a device you will, as illustrated in the past, receive a pair of wireless headphones.
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