Apple Inc. is slowly coming into focus once again as the fall release of it’s annual iPhone draws near. The tech world eagerly awaits the next edition its flagship handset range this September. The rumor mill has been active, especially surrounding a modified headphone jack.
Apple itself has been very quiet regarding the actual device. However, earlier this month the American tech giant offered iPhone fans and developers a glimpse at how the next generation of i-gadgets will operate. What was showcased at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) revealed a more forward-thinking and efficient platform. Other than the software’s behavior, the actual device and its physical features have had no official comment.
Apple changes the tune on iPhone 7
This hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from sourcing alleged leaks and “informed commentary” though. According to the latest, images of some uniquely featured Apple EarPods have turned up on the net. Shown below, they look nearly identical to the standard earpieces of older generations. Although, a closer examination shows a iPhone lightning port connector where the industry standard audio connector should be.
The alleged reveal adds substance to the already standing rumor that the iPhone 7 will be without a normal 3.5mm audio port. This piece of iPhone 7 gossip has been circulating for several months and is repeatedly validated by expert commentary and other accessory leaks.
Before the discovery of the EarPods shown above, another reported add-on was leaked to the public. Sources offered us an alleged glimpse of an iPhone 7 case. Seen below, it only accommodates two handset speakers at the bottom as well as the Lightning Port. It features nothing that would allow the phone to house audio jack at the top.
Better sound quality from Apple
Apple Inc. is said to be removing the standard audio jack for a number of reasons. Numerous reports insist that the company wants to make the iPhone 7 a little more slimmer. Taking away the audio port would allow for a slimmer handset, experts insist.
Waterproofing is another contributor to the port’s remova, sources say. It appears that Apple wants the next iPhone to be a must more durable smartphone. Experts on the matter say enhanced waterproofing can be achieved by taking away the audio port.
Better sound quality can also be derived from the Lightning port according to AppleInsider.com. The outlet has also reported of Bluetooth earpieces being designed for the the company’s next handset. However, these aren’t likely to come standard with the device.
The biggest complaint about taking away the conventional audio port is compatibility. The iPhone 7 would not work with most other music devices save for Bluetooth connection or special AUX cable. This will make the iPhone 7 the most exclusive edition of the iPhone range.
Then again, Apple Inc. has never shied away from exclusivity either. This tends to add an more premium element to the iPhone range which sells well over 10 million units in the first week of their release. Bearing this, Apple could only want to switch things up this times around, hoping that the good, old iPhone exclusivity factor will come into play once again.