Removal of Headphone Jack in iPhone 7
The Wall Street Journal has confirmed rumors that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus will not feature much of a major design change. The only major design change rumor confirmed in the device will be the removal of the headphone jack.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be the same size as the previous generation iPhones. IPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will feature display screens of 4.7 and 5.5-inch, respectively. Only minute changes will be made to the exterior of the devices. The previous rumors about the next generation device suggested the relocation of antenna bands. The antenna bands will no longer be across the back of the device.
The removal of the headphone jack is likely to make the devices thinner. KGI security Analyst Ming-Chi said that this change is likely to reduce the width of the device by 1mm. However, according to Schematics, this change will merely reduce the thickness of the device.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is likely to introduce major changes to the device in 2017 to celebrate 10 years of iPhones. The likely changes will be the introduction of an edge-to-edge OLED display and to eliminate the Home Button using Touch ID fingerprint Support.
This is the first time Apple is moving away from its standard tick-tock upgrade cycle. The company has changed this cycle so that new technologies can be implemented in 2017.
At a meeting with an Apple executive last month, one of the company’s China-based engineers asked why this year’s model lacked a major design change in keeping with Apple’s usual two-year cycle. The answer, one person at the meeting recalled, was that the new technology in the pipeline will take more time to implement.
People familiar with the matter said some features that Apple hopes to integrate into iPhones, such as curved screens, weren’t ready for this year’s models.
The Wall Street Journal has confirmed the removal of the headphone jack but it did not mention anything about the other rumors. We will keep you updated if there is any confirmation about the other rumors.