Rumor: Apple iPhone 7 to include 3.5mm headphone jack

“Despite a plethora of rumors and alleged design leaks suggesting Apple’s next iPhone won’t include a legacy headphone jack, a new part from China claimed to be for the “iPhone 7″ depicts space for a 3.5-millimeter input,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“The cable, purported to be for a 4.7-inch “iPhone 7,” was posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo, and spotlighted by,” Hughes reports. “It shows a layout largely similar to the cable for Apple’s iPhone 6s, and includes space for both the Lightning port and a headphone jack.”

Hughes reports, “Thus far, virtually all ‘iPhone 7’ leaks have suggested Apple will move away from the headphone jack [in favor of a Lightning port].”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Plus, it’ll also have a Smart Connector – not to mention dual SCSI ports!

Note: If you’d prefer to just go with no wires at all, you can do as we’ve been doing for awhile now and just go Bluetooth. We’ve been using wireless Jaybirds for some time now (currently the Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones). They’re easy to charge, easy to pair, light and comfortable, and work perfectly with our Apple Watches and iPhones.

Apple’s ‘iPhone 7’ said to retain 6s dimensions, dump 3.5mm jack for thinner Lightning port, lack waterproofing – March 1, 2016
Analysts: ‘iPhone 7’ likely to dump 3.5mm headphone jack for second speaker – February 16, 2016
iOS 9 code reveals Apple’s plans to dump 3.5mm headphone jack in future iPhones – January 20, 2016
Apple’s intention to kill the 3.5mm headphone jack is brilliant – January 13, 2016
iPhone 7 said to be waterproof, replace 3.5mm headphone jack with Apple’s Lightning – January 8, 2016
The fastest Lightning cable is also one of the least expensive – January 8, 2016
Apple will drop headphone jack to make the iPhone 7 super slim, source confirms; wireless charging and waterproof, too – January 7, 2016
Petition demands Apple keep 3.5mm headphone jack in the ‘iPhone 7’ – January 7, 2016
More reports claim Apple has dumped the 3.5mm headphone jack on iPhone 7 – January 5, 2016
Why Apple may axe the 3.5mm headphone jack – June 20, 2014
Apple may be poised to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack – June 7, 2014
Apple may ditch analog 3.5mm headphone jack for Lightning to make thinner devices – June 6, 2014
Apple introduces MFi specs for Lightning cable headphones, iOS software update to deliver support – June 5, 2014
Apple preps HD audio for iOS 8 plus new Apple In-Ear Headphones and lightning cable – May 13, 2014
Apple patents biometric sensor-packed health monitoring earphones with ‘head gesture’ control – February 18, 2014
Apple paves way for more affordable iOS accessories with lower MFi and Lightning licensing fees – February 7, 2014

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]


  1. It might make sense to include a 3.5mm headphone jack but have the included headphones be lightning connected. Then people who need it will have good warning.

  2. “Note: If you’d prefer to just go with no wires at all, you can do as we’ve been doing for awhile now and just go Bluetooth”

    Yeah, I love having a wall outlet dominated by chargers. One for phone, one for watch, one for bluetooth headset, one for earbuds. The little green lights help me sleep. Riiiiight.

  3. I am ordering an iPhone 7SE with 512K RAM, and a 30MB SCSI HDD. The screen is 9″, unfortunately, because of build costs it will be B&W. – Yet, it comes with a mouse!!!

    1. That actually makes sense from the standpoint of a mouse requiring a flat surface which isn’t generally available to mobile devices in the wild. Your 9 inch screen conveniently provides that flat surface. Of course, in order to see the cursor it would need to be offset from the mouse position, but I’m sure their whip-smart programmers could gin something up. I am concerned, however, about SCSI ports…the connectors are too fat for today’s svelte mobile devices, so either this phablet is thick and heavy, or Apple designed a proprietary micro connector and sells the adaptor cable separately for $150. – Check the fine print.

  4. Bluetooth is nice, but it has its shortcomings. For one thing, you have to make sure to charge Bluetooth headphones before using them. Regular headphones work every time without needing to be charged. Also, Bluetooth headphones can take a while to set up with a new device. With regular headphones, you just plug them in and they work. Regular headphones are just a lot more reliable than their Bluetooth counterparts.

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