To create the thinnest iPhone (7) ever, Apple could eliminate the headphone jack
Apple has always accustomed us to progress through more or less traumatic “sacrifices”: the abandonment of the floppy reader with the first iMac, that of the CD / DVD player with the MacBook Air, all connection ports (except one) in the new MacBook and maybe, next year, theabandonment of the headphone jack in iPhone 7 to create “the thinnest iPhone ever”.
According to what was reported by the Japanese blog Macotakara, a source would have revealed that to make more subtle the next iPhone at least 1 mm, Apple would be seriously considering the possibility of remove the 3.5 mm jack, leaving the possibility for manufacturers to make headphones that connect via the Lightning port (or via Bluetooth).
Apple ended the “standard” for the connection of headphones via Lightning port last year, but only a few manufacturers have made compatible headphones since then. Apple itself, to facilitate the “transition”, has plans to modify its headphones EarPod to support this type of connection. Of course, some would also be made available 3.5mm Lightning-jack adapters for all those who do not want to change their current headphones.
With the first iPhone, Apple had already tried to use a “unconventional” connector, creating different discontent among users. Furthermore, the current iPod Touch are 1 mm thinner than iPhone 6s, so it’s unclear if there’s really a need to get rid of the headphone jack. Which, sooner or later, will happen, in order to create “the thinnest iPhone ever”.