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