Recently we reported the hype created after alleged claims that Apple is going to replace current 3.5mm headphone jack with a futuristic technology in its upcoming iPhone 7. The exclusion of 3.5mm headphone jack is expected to remove the device size constrains, making future Apple devices slimmer in size. A fresh report reinforces the claims but suggest wireless headphone as replacement.
According to fresh reports in Chinese media, Apple is seriously considering to replace the 3.5mm jack with either wireless headphones or using lightning port for the purpose.
The 3.5mm headphone jack is old and ripped enough to be replaced but it still remains to be the only popular option for headphones. Though we have seen transition in charging and data transfer jack but they have been much newer technologies as compared with the traditional headphone jack. Considering the massive global standing of 3.5mm headphone jack, replacing it would be a real challenge for Apple.
According to fresh reports in Chinese media, Apple is seriously considering to replace the 3.5mm jack with either wireless headphones or using lightning port for the purpose. According to details, sources related with Apple have confirmed that the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are going to carry wireless headphones.
The report also claims that Apple is going to introduce the wireless equivalent of EarPod headphones. For wired alternative options Apple may also pack the lightning headphones with the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But the focus seems to be mostly on wireless option, to make it future of Apple headphones. It suggest that more users are expected to opt for wireless EarPod with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple is currently dealing in all kind of headphones including 3.5mm, lightning and wireless with the Beats. But currently available Lightning headphone is quite expensive with limited availability. Also the wireless headset is just another pricy add on that is far from the mainstream. Apple will have to make much evaluation before bringing the replacement for the 3.5mm headphone.