Apple, Inc. has a whole heap of circling rumors about the iPhone 7. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have only been on the market for two months. Despite this, Apple is already working on next year’s edition of the iPhone. The latest rumor hints that Apple plans to do away with the standard 3.5mm earphone jack. This will be replaced with a thinner port to achieve a slimmer look.
News outlets and rumor mongers alike report that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will not have a conventional earphone port. Apple is said to be ditching a number of new items flagshipped by present iPhone models. Unlike its former models, the iPhone’s 3.5mm jack will be taken away in order to shave a millimeter off the design. It would seem as though next year’s iPhone will be bigger, faster, and slimmer than ever.
Apple iPhone 7 could have a lot of changes.
A brand loved as much as Apple cannot keep its fan base focused on one item for very long. It has been less that 10 weeks since the iPhone 6s range made its debut. However, attention has already spread to the device’s next generation. Rumors have filled the internet about its design and features.
Among these rumors is one which suggests that Apple has had enough of its iconic, round home button. The circular feature has served as the iPhone’s trademark since the beginning. Whether this is likely to really happen has been debated by a number of enthusiasts. It is said that Apple, Inc. wants to gives its iPhone a larger screen. If this is true, the large home button that sits beneath the screens of present iPhone models could easily be seen as an obstacle.
Though Apple has never been afraid to advance itself, but it does have an attachment to its trademark looks. Succeeding versions of most of the firm’s devices hold very subtle chances in appearance. In most cases, such changes are never drastic enough to render a device incomparable to its predecessor. So the jury is pretty much still out on this one.
Talks about the removal of the industry standard audio port aren’t new either. The same was said about the current iPhone, which does have a normal 3.5mm audio port. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus measure at 7.1mm and 7.3mm respectively
With the industry standard gone, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be able to reach optimum thinness. But the change definitely wouldn’t sit too well with consumers.
For one thing, and this is a major thing, the change will take away the iPhone’s compatibility with a vast majority of normal audio outlets. The iPhone and many Apple devices are premium items with a number of unique accessories. However, the firm may come across a lot of resistance if its diversity turns to inconvenience. There is the lightning port and Bluetooth connection too, but both these options are hasslesome and hinder sound quality.
A reliable Japanese source sited by Express reports that a charge port 3.5mm adapter would likely come with the device if the audio port is changed. It is worth noting, though, that the Apple iPod Touch is a full millimeter smaller than the iPhone 6s yet has the industry norm jack.