There is a lot of noise out there; speculations surrounding the iPhone 7 probability of ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack in the bid to achieve a sleeker frame. Predictions about the replacements range an all-in-one-lightening connector to wireless Apple earbuds.
While the rumours are running wild, Apple audio supplier Cirrus Logic may have given fans something more to think about in that regard. As reported by 9to5 Mac, Cirrus Logic CEO Jason Rhode while staying quiet on its association with Apple, may have dropped a few hints on how the Cupertino tech giant is planning to tackle the change.
Commenting on Cirrus wanting to push the noise-cancelling headphone technology, Rhode shared, “There are definitely people considering putting [it] in box … any time somebody talks about adding content inside a box, inside the box it ships with the phone, you can imagine the agonizing that goes into any additional micro-penny that gets added to the box.”
Now, there have already been rumors about headphones with noise-cancelling technology arriving in the box with the upcoming iPhone. Given Apple’s association with Cirrus Logic, Rhode’s comments further strengthen the speculations.
Furthermore, talking about Lightning-based headphones, Rhode said, “The amount that we can talk about that outside of other folks who are MFi [made for iPhone] partners is relatively limited, but yeah, there’s things that are up and running via the MFi program that people can take and design with today.”
Previous reports have also hinted that Apple, through Beats, is working on wireless earbuds with noise-technology for the iPhone. Even report on Chinese website Anzhuo suggest that the iPhone 7 may arrive bundled with wireless earbuds. What’s more? If an iPhone sans the headphone jack, does actually materialize at the Apple’s fall event this year then it will be the sleekest handset from the Cupertino tech company that users have ever seen.
Earlier reports indicate that doing away with the 3.5mm jack on the upcoming device, would mean shaving-off 1mm of thickness from the current iPhone models. This would ensure that the upcoming iPhone 7 does get to boast its sleek form-factor.
It is widely accepted that the iPhone 7 will be launching during the fall at the company’s annual event. Much before that, speculations indicate a March event which is expected to witness the arrival of 4-inch iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 and the new Apple Watch. Stay tuned for more.