Every time Apple is on the verge of releasing new products, it’s hard to control (or even believe) all of the rumors flying around about what new features can be expected. The latest rumor to surface is about the forthcoming iPhone 7. According to 9to5Mac, the newest version of the iPhone is expected to completely get rid of the headphone jack.
Chinese supply chain sources have reportedly confirmed that the new phones do not include a headphone jack like all of the previous versions. Apple is said to be ditching the 3.5mm jack in order to switch to Lightning technology. This change would result in Apple replacing the old, ordinary earbuds with new wireless ones. The bright side of all of this means an end to the constant, tedious task of trying to untangle earbud wires.
However, there’s one very obvious catch here, iPhone 7 users will no longer be able to replace their broken earbuds with cheap replacements. Current iPhones, give consumers the option to choose between regular headphones and wireless ones—this new version cuts those options down. As rumors continue to pile up, anxious iPhone users will have to wait for Apple to make their official announcement in order to get real answers they’re looking for.