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Apple Inc (AAPL): We Don’t Know Jack About iPhone 7 Headphone Plans

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Apple Inc. fans are getting mixed signals on whether the iPhone 7 will have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, but the iPhone fans are not taking any chances. On the petition website Sum Of Us, a petition has appeared urging the tech giant to keep the headphone jack in the iPhone 7. Most iPhone users are against ditching the standard headphone jack while some are ready to dump the headphone jack.

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Headphone jack – why users are against it?

If the iPhone 7 does not have a standard headphone jack, it will create many problems, notes the petition. For instance, if the expensive Apple-branded headphones will no longer work with the iPhone 7 then they will be obsolete. This also means, Apple Inc. can try to get people purchase a new set of expensive headphones to work with the handset.

Music lovers who bought the expensive headphones for hundreds of dollars would no longer be able to use them with their iPhone 7, if the iPhone maker does not have a standard headphone jack. The Cupertino-based firm could include compatible EarBuds in the box, but it probably would not satisfy the users. Users who prefer expensive headphones to cheap EarBuds that come with the iPhone, would be hurt by Apple’s decision.

Some users also complained on the rumor that that the Lightning connector port would be used for both – a headphone jack and for charging the iPhone 7, notes the BBC. In this case, the users would not be able to listen to music and charge their phone at the same time.

Will Apple dump headphone jack?

This headphone jack issue is a big deal for the iPhone users. This is evident from the fact that the petition, which aims to get 300,000 signatures, has already got more than 301,000 signatures. But not all are against ditching the headphone jack.

Daring Fireball blogger – John Gruber – see advantages in getting rid of the headphone jack. If the iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack, it would mean more space to include a bigger battery, notes Gruber. It is a fact that Apple wants to keep making its devices thinner, and getting rid of headphone jack would enable the tech giant to do this, the expert said.

In a blog, Gruber wrote the removal of the headphone jack is inevitable, and the iPhone maker is willing to “initiate a painful transition for a long-term gain.”

Earlier this week, there were rumors that the tech giant could be rethinking about this headphone jack issue for the iPhone 7. It is probably due to the pressure from its loyal iPhone users. In addition, it was also heard that Apple Inc. might include an adaptor so that the standard headphones could be used with a Lightning connector.

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Aman is MBA (Finance) with an experience on both marketing and Finance side. He has work as a Risk Analyst for AIR Worldwide, and is currently leading VeRa FinServ, a Financial Research firm. Favorite pastimes include watching science fiction movies, playing PC games and cricket.

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