Recent leaks have 'confirmed' that Apple's upcoming smartphone iPhone 7 will do without the 3.5mm jack that's currently the norm in all phone devices. Sources from within Chinese supply chain of Cupertino-based firm have confirmed Apple will use the Lightning port instead.
The reasons being touted for the move are that Apple is looking to make its latest edition 1mm thinner and they're launching wireless headphones of their own that they're looking to push in the market with the aid of this change. It has also been claimed that Apple is gearing up to introduce audio output profiles to make up for this loss with users able to setup the iPhone 7 to smartly switch between different wired and wireless output profiles depending on the scenario, location or app.
Analysts are of the opinion that if Apple does decide to go ahead with this move, then the company will have to come up with with something to make the move smooth.
Adapters that are compact and will allow you to easily use your expensive headphones, high resolution audio reserved specifically for Lightning port headphones and the addition of wireless charging so charging is still possible while using headphones.
Otherwise we might have a revolt in our hands. Both from customers and from headphone manufacturers and retailers.
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