A lot of people were initially surprised when they heard the news: Apple’s iPhone 7 will not feature a headphone jack. It will have a lightning port however, that will be used to charge the batteries of the new phone.
In order to listen to songs, there will be Ear Pods that are available but some people are complaining that Ear Pods cost a lot of money. Another option is to have a lightning – to – 3.5mm adapter. This is already included with the purchase of the iPhone 7 but you cannot use it when you are charging your phone.
Reasons for Removing the Headphone Jack
There are some reasons that are given out as to why the headphone jack has been removed from the new iPhone 7. Some of the reasons are as follows:
- The 3.55 mm jack has been around for half a century and it only carries an audio signal.
- The removal of the audio jack has paved the way in order to put other features in the iPhone 7 that are not available in other previous phones.
- It is an innovation because this is something that is new. It might start a trend with the other phones that will be released even by other brands in the future.
A lot of experts have stated that if you think about it, the audio jack does not do much for phones. It is a bit limited and it can take up a lot of space in a phone’s limited spacing area. Yet, the fact cannot be denied that people who love listening to songs through their phones would have to pay more now in order to enjoy this hobby again as they need to purchase a separate adapter in order to listen and charge at the same time.
The Benefits Users Can Get
The fact that the new iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack has already made a lot of buyers skeptical but Apple tries its best in order to lure buyers in by telling them about the benefits that can be received:
- Second Speaker Becomes Available – Since the headphone hack has been removed, there is a lot more space now that can be occupied by a second speaker which means that sound will be louder than ever.
- Sound Quality – The lightning port has been built in such a way that it will carry audio signals like what the headphone jack has done before but this is more modern and will be able to improve the sound quality of different songs. The audio jack in the past has the tendency to alter the audio signal before it reaches the speakers so the sound quality suffers as a result. The sound quality of lightning port will definitely be better and improved.
- High Resolution Audio – There are things that regular music lovers will not understand but audiophiles will surely be sensitive to the audio that they will hear with the new lightning port.
Other Features to Be Expected from the New iPhone 7
There are still a lot of regular Apple users who are thinking about upgrading to the new iPhone 7 but some experts have stated that the features available may have been offered by other Android phones before. Some features are:
- Wireless Charging – Apple has contemplated on doing wireless charging in the past but it never pushed through. Reports now have stated that they are finally going to include wireless charging for this particular model.
- Waterproofing Technology – Just how many iPhones have met their ends at watery graves cannot be counted anymore but the fact that waterproofing will be done makes this an ideal phone for beach lovers who have always been hardcore iPhone users.
- Speaker Inside Each Headphone – This will allow the signal to turn back into sound which can greatly improve sound quality.
It is evident that the features that are going to be placed in the new iPhone 7 are well thought out and are well liked. Its camera is said to be the best ever but will people be willing to immediately upgrade from their fully functional and working old units? We will soon find out.