“Even before Apple has confirmed it will actually move on from the 3.5mm headphone jack, maker of analog and digital signal processing products Cirrus Logic already seems to be on board with the port’s evolution,” Daniel Sparks writes for The Motley Fool. “In place of the 3.5mm headphone jack, users will likely be able to utilize headphones with the device in one of two ways. Listeners will either be able to use Bluetooth technology, or they will be able to plug compatible headphones into the iPhone’s Lightning port.”

“Among other benefits, lighting-based headphones can support more power, better sound, and more customizable EQ adjustments,” Sparks writes. “As the rumored 3.5mm jack-free iPhone 7 is beginning to look all but certain, it’s comforting to know the move away from the old technology will at least represent an upgrade in the listening experience.”

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MacDailyNews Take: There are even more possibilities than meet the eye, including, for just one example, Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 8,655,004.

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