At least one iPhone 7 model will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. New leaked iPhone 7 housing shows second speaker.
Apple is killing the 3.5mm headphone jack on at least one iPhone 7 variant. At this point the number of leaks is making this a rather safe assumption. The analog headphone jack will be a thing of the past, maybe not in all iPhone 7 models, but at least in one.
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A new clear high definition photo of a gold iPhone 7 housing shows instead of the headphone jack holes for a 2nd speaker. This would give the iPhone 7 more powerful sound. Rumors said before that this is likely not stereo sound. It is just more powerful mono sound. The new gold iPhone 7 image got leaked by Steve Hemmerstoffer aka OnLeaks.
We have seen alleged iPhone 7 shells with speaker holes on top as well, like the iPad Pro. Such an setup would give stereo sound. The four speaker configuration could be exclusive to an iPhone 7 Pro.
The removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack is discussed highly controversial discussed in the media. Over 300,000 consumers have also gotten behind an online petition to stop Apple from removing the headphone jack in the upcoming new iPhone. The campaign is though stagnating at that number. The number is though not growing suggesting that most consumers do not care.
I also lean towards lightning port headphones. The digital transmission of audio data leads to better sound quality.
As we get closer to the iPhone 7 release in September, the new iPhone gets more interesting. It will be in the line of the iPhone 6S, but will have lots of improvements and changes that will make it very attractive. I already know that I will get one. It's either the iPhone 7 Plus or if indeed real the iPhone 7 Pro in deep black.
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