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Apple to do away with iPhone headphone jack?

The thinner phone might be heavy on the wallet

 

There is a speculation which is going around that the iPhone might do away with its headphone jack. There might be a possibility that the next generation of iPhone won’t have the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. This has given rise to fear among the iPhone owners that they might have to buy/ replace the already expensive audio accessories if they choose to upgrade their handsets.

If Apple dumps the standard jack, it will make the phone lighter. This was first reported in the Japanese tech blog called Macotakara in a widely circulated post which many readers believed to be reliable.

If we believe the rumours then the headsets will be plugged into the jack-less phone’s Lightning port, which is currently being used for charging. Also, it is still not clear whether the user will be able to charge the phone and listen to music simultaneously.

The normal Apple-brand ear pods that come with each new phone will likely fit into the lightning port, and iPhone user would be able to use their old Bluetooth headphones.

The problem is for those customers who want an alternative for ear pods. If the rumour is true then they will be left with two choices; they either buy an adapter to make their 3.5mm headphones compatible with the port or buy a whole new headset. If this happens than headphones makers such as Bose, Beats by Dre and Sennheiser could start producing Lightning port – compatible sets.

The gadget giant first installed the Lightning Port on the iPhone5, replacing the original 30-pin dock connector. This move initially frustrated the customers who were forced to buy new accessories for their devices or buy a $29 adapter, but it became standard.

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