“If there is one prevailing rumor about this year’s iPhone is that Apple could be ditching the headphone port, and that in its place we could be looking at a second set of speakers,” Tyler Lee reports for Ubergizmo.
“Now so far the rumors have been a bit back and forth regarding the second speaker replacing the headphone port, but now a new photo has seemingly ‘confirmed’ it,” Lee reports. “The image above obtained by Nowhereelse.fr shows the alleged chassis of the iPhone 7, and as you can see, the headphone port is clearly gone.”
Lee reports, “In its place, Apple seems to have added another set of grills which we can only imagine will be for the speakers, or maybe even the microphone.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully this is a real iPhone part and Apple is really about to dump the 3.5mmm anachronism.
Of course, beyond corded earbuds, if you’d prefer no wires at all, you can just go Bluetooth. While working out, we’ve been using wireless Jaybirds for some time now (currently the Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, around $100 at Amazon). They’re easy to charge, easy to pair, light and comfortable, sound great, and work perfectly with our Apple Watches and iPhones.
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