The picture showing iPod Touch with earpods is used as a representational image for Apple's rumoured plans to ditch 3.5mm headphone jack in iPhone 7
[Representational Image] iPhone 7 release update: Big leak reveals reason behind Apple’s axing of 3.5mm jack .In Picture: iPod Touch with earpodsReuters

With just a few hours left before the Apple's scheduled iPhone 7 launch event, a new report has emerged revealing the reason behind Apple's decision to drop the 3.5mm jack.

For the past several weeks, we saw several iPhone 7 images getting leaked online and all of them pointed that the upcoming Apple device will have no major change in design language except one -- the 3.5mm audio jack was missing at the base and there was one Type-C USB port. This apparently led to a huge debate on social media. Many were sceptical about Apple's decision, as users won't be able to listen to music while charging the device.

Now, it has come to light that the new iPhone 7 series will be coming with wireless earphones dubbed as 'AirPod', finally putting all the hoopla around the missing 3.5mm jack to rest.

It is believed that the earphones will automatically connect to the iPhone 7 devices via Bluetooth, Min-chi Kuo, popular market analyst at KGI securities, told his clients.

That said, they won't be coming in the device package, instead they will be sold as a separate accessory leaving many fans fuming. Many believe Apple's decision to sell earpods separately, to serve their commercial interest, may result in losing prospective buyers.

In a related development, Apple is expected to include an audio-jack lightning adaptor in the device package, but that's not likely to impress fans as they still won't be able to listen to music while charging it.

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Though Min-chi Kuo has a brilliant record in predicting Apple's unreleased iPhone features, we suggest our readers to wait a few more hours to get the official confirmation from the company.

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