If the latest rumors are to be believed, global smartphone manufacturing giant Apple Inc is planning to do away with the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the upcoming iPhone 7, which has been a highly used feature over several years. The rumors first surfaced on the popular Japanese tech blog Macotakara.
According to Macotakara blog, "Apple will replace the included Earpods with those that plug in through the device's Lightning port." iPhone users could also connect via Bluetooth wireless headphones. Apparently, Apple made this decision to make the next iPhone variant much thinner as compared to the iPhone 6 and 6S.
While Apple has not confirmed the news until now, Macotakara report has been widely followed since the blog rightly predicted that the iPhone 6 would come in a 4.7-inch variant and 5.5-inch 6 Plus variants.
Currently, iPhones have the standard Lightning port since the iPhone 5 launch in 2012 and a 30-pin connector can be used on iPhones, iPads and iPods.