iPhone 7 Ditching Headphone Jack?: Update

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iPhone 7 may well be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, if rumors are anything to go by. Whispers about Apple doing away with the port, have been around for a few months now.

Previous reports have suggested that the Cupertino tech-giant may be replacing the headphone jack for an all-in-one lightening connector. There have also been reports indicating that the iPhone 7 may arrive packed with noise cancelling headphones.

Now, with Digital Trends pointing towards a note from Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Christopher Hemmelgarn, it appears that the upcoming iPhone may indeed arrive with headphones which connect through a lightening port. The analysts also predict that another speaker may be added in on the iPhone 7 in the place where the 3.5mm jack  currently is.

Additionally, the note suggests that the noise canceling headphones won’t arrive in the box with the iPhone this year. Fans may recollect that Apple’s audio supplier Cirrus Logic dropped hints in this regard. So if the noise-cancelling accessory doesn’t arrive this year, Apple loyalists can keep their fingers crossed for it to be put in the box in 2017.

Further strengthening the 3.5mm headphone jack rumours, Twitter user Chase Fromm happened to detect a hint in the iOS 9.3 beta code on that front. The code revealed, “Headphones.have.%sinput.NO,” suggesting that the upcoming iPhone may well be doing away with the 3.5mm port. If this does materialize then fans may witness the arrival of the thinnest iPhone ever, since shaving-off the 3.5mm jack is said to further take away 1mm of thickness from the current variants.

While the earbuds in the box may not be noise cancelling, rumours are rife that they could well be wireless. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman indicates that Apple is indeed working on a prototype with wireless earbuds. This sure sounds quite exciting, but with no way to confirm the details, take this with a pinch of skepticism until the expected D-day sometime in September. Keep coming back for more updates, rumours and leaks on the iPhone 7.

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