The most popular and spoken of rumor about the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 is that the smartphone may not have a headphone jack. According to reports, Apple is going to remove the 3.5 mm headphone jack connector in order to increase the amount of free room inside its new iPhone.
Presumably, Apple wants to do this so it can fill it with a larger battery or with other components that improve performance. The worst reason possible for removing the headphone jack could be that the company wants to make the Apple iPhone 7 even thinner, which is certainly going to be a polarizing reason.
According to speculations, some believe that eliminating the headphone jack is an absolutely unacceptable move, while others would be prepared to welcome the drawback if Apple really compensates with something noteworthy. Users are willing to accept the elimination of the headphone jack f Apple gives a good reason for removing the beloved connector.
However, despite the fact that we have seen a lot of leaked images, renders, and diagrams of the upcoming iPhone 7, there haven’t been any leaks that confirmed the headphone jack removal rumor, that is until now.
A recently leaked picture of what looks like the Apple iPhone 7’s chassis clearly shows that there is no headphone jack next to the Lightning connector at the bottom. Instead, in the image we see that there is a second speaker grille. Here is the leaked picture of the iPhone 7 chassis.
Aside from the headphone jack, there are a few other more noteworthy things in these photos as well. The weird camera bump is back, this shape has appeared in several leaks so there is a possibility that this is genuine. It appears that instead of going for a protruding camera ring this year, Apple chose to go for a more gradual camera bump instead.
Then there are the newly designed antenna strips which are much more discreet. The antenna strips closely along the bottom and top edges of the smartphone screen. This will also allow space for a slightly larger screen in the upcoming Apple iPhone 7. By the looks of it, it appears that headphone with lightning connectors will become a necessity for iPhone users.