Following the release of the iPhone 6s series, Apple's next iPhones have been making headlines. It may be too soon to make predictions about the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which are not due until September this year, but rumours have constantly been surfacing online, suggesting possible changes in the upcoming iPhones. A new report coming out of the iPhone supply chain confirms the iPhone 7 will come with wireless earphones, predicting the long-rumoured demise of the 3.5mm jack.
Apple's decision to remove the standard 3.5mm headphone jack from iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is a move to make the new iPhone thinner by 1mm, which has been reported about in the past. But the new report sheds more light on the matter.
According to a Tech2 report, which cited a Weibo user with contacts in Apple's supply chain, the iPhone 7 will come with Bluetooth EarPods. But that doesn't mean the iPhone 7 won't support the standard EarPods at all, as a special adaptor that fits into the lightning port will allow a wired connection.
This could be a huge change for iPhone users as well as any smartphone user to adjust to, as all gadgets, including phones, desktops and laptops, come with a 3.5mm audio jack. But Apple is known to set trends, as it did with the removal of the compact disk drive in the MacBook Air, which was soon followed by many manufacturers to gain a slimmer build.
This is not the only change the new iPhone will bring. Reports have pointed towards a new design following elimination of the Home button and featuring of a waterproof body. A recent report also suggested that iPhone 7 Plus will have a bigger battery and a 256GB-storage variant, the first of its kind in iPhone history.
We still have a long way to go to see what the real deal is, so be advised to take these rumours with a pinch of salt until an official confirmation comes our way.