Think that Apple is set to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhone 7? Not so fast…
Numerous reports have suggested that Apple is looking to ditch the headphone jack from its next iPhone, the iPhone 7. We even recently spotted an Apple promotion that pushed Beats wireless headphones rather than its own wired model.
But a new report from China might put a hold to such predictions – or at least raise a few doubts.
Gangzhou-based repair shop Rock Fix has been posting pictures of alleged iPhone 7 components on Chinese social media (via Engadget). One of those components is a Lightning port assembly for the 4.7-inch model.
What’s notable about this piece is that it still has a headphone jack attached to it. Does this mean Apple has delayed its 3.5mm-ditching plans until next year’s model?
Another interesting feature here is the presence of a second SIM slot, which would be a first for the iPhone range. We also see a 256GB memory chip and a dual-lens camera for the 5.5-inch model.
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Of course, this is all still just speculation at this point. There are various conflicting rumours going around at the moment about the iPhone 7’s final feature set.
We likely have around three months to wait for Apple’s official iPhone 7 announcement, so you can expect a fair few twists and turns before then.
What do you think? Will Apple ditch the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, or is it too soon? Thoughts in the comments below.