Customers still have a lot to wait until they will finally get their hands on the new iPhone 7 model. Yet, tech analysts are not willing to go easy on them. Quite the opposite, recent rumors claim Apple’s slimmest iPhone 7 has no headphone jack.
Recently, it has been brought to our attention that Apple is determined to remove the obsolete headphone jacks of their upcoming iPhone 7. Whether they came up with this idea on their own or they have been inspired by HTC’s G1 smartphone technology, it’s up for the legal courts to decide.
Fact is, Apple thinks iPhone 7 could become much slimmer if the headphone jack was replaced with the Lightning connector. iPhone 7 will be 1mm slimmer once the 3.5mm headphone jack will be removed, tech analysts have explained.
There are still many things left out there to consider before you jump for joy. First of all, the reduced width of the new smartphone will impose additional changes on the battery and the constitutive elements of the phone. iPhone 7 may be slimmer, but is this really worth sacrificing your battery life for?
Converting the Lightning connector into a headphone jack will determine a series of unnecessary changes on headphones, as well. Customers will probably have to buy upgraded headphones that will work with Lightning ports – a change that will limit customers’ choice in point of purchases and will require additional costs.
Ultimately, the charging capabilities of the Lightning port will be limited when users will be listening to music. Unless Apple comes up with a valid solution, iPhone 7 users might be forced to choose between listening to music and charging their batteries. So far, Bluetooth connectivity looks like the only option to avoid such problems, but it will definitely affect battery life.
Many other rumors have been issued in relation to the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The smartphone is said to have a Touch ID screen and to allow wireless charging. Speakers could also expel water in case of liquid spilling incidents.
Such rumors have been inferred, based on the patents that Apple has recently registered. The launching date of the much–awaited model is highly debated, too. If we were to consider Apple’s previous launching events, iPhone 7 will most probably be disclosed on September 9, 2016. However, the fact that the date falls on a Friday, gives tech analysts reasons or hopes, for that matter, to believe in a summer launching.
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