We take a look at the recent rumors surrounding the iPhone 7
It is now almost certain that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will be removing the standard 3.5mm headphone jack from the company’s upcoming iPhone 7. According to reports from numerous sources, Apple will finally be ditching the standard headphone jack for the lightning Smart Connector. The Smart Connector was first introduced with the iPad Pro last year and the iPhone 7 will be the second device from Apple to feature this. The Cupertino-based giant has already received massive criticism from tech fans over the world for the its rumored decision to remove the 3.5mm port.
Now, new images have leaked which show the new lightning headphones that will come with the iPhone 7. The new images were obtained by NowhereElse, which has been a reliable source for Apple product news, giving us a first look at what the lightning headphones will look like. According to the images the new earphones look exactly like the regular iPhone earphones. The difference is the presence of the new lightning connector which has been added in place of the regular 3.5mm connector. The Lightning connector is the same plug that is used to recharge all Apple devices.
However, there are also reports that Apple might include a lightning connector instead of removing the 3.5mm plug. There is also the possibility that Apple is looking to introduce Bluetooth earphones as the company looks to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. Reports indicate that Apple is looking to remove the headphone jack as the company is planning to bring water resistance to the new iPhone 7.
Onleaks also reported that the iPhone 7 will finally see an increase in battery capacity as the new device is expected to feature a bigger 1960 mAh battery as compared to the 1715 mAh battery on the iPhone 6s. Previous leaked images showed a device that was very similar to its predecessor and the only notable difference was the larger camera and redesigned antenna lines which are now placed along the edges rather than at the back of the device.