iPhone 7 3.5mm headphone jack debate: Apple will ditch the standard audio port, but support standard EarPods
iPhone 7 3.5mm headphone jack debate: Apple will ditch the standard audio port, but support standard EarPodsIBTimes India/Sami Khan

Rumours about the upcoming iPhones are generating a lot of interest among fans. Whether it is about Apple ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, or introducing some revolutionary upgrades to the iPhone 7 series, the Cupertino-based tech titan has become the talk of the town of late.

In the latest development of rumours about the iPhone 7, which is most likely to be accompanied by a "Plus" variant later this year, infamous mobile tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer aka OnLeaks (via uSwitch) leaked new schematics of the upcoming iPhones. The new leaks strengthen the ongoing rumours that the iPhone 7 Plus will have a superior camera compared to the iPhone 7.

Based on the leaks, it appears the iPhone 7 Plus with a 5.5-inch display will indeed have a dual-camera setup in addition to a Smart Connector. The 4.7-inch iPhone variant will apparently come without these features. While it may seem like Apple is really taking things a notch higher with its iPhone 7 Plus on the camera front, it remains to be seen how the dual-camera lens will work and what specifications it will feature.

In the recent days, there has been a lot of confusion around whether the new iPhones will feature a Smart Connector, but it seems to be clear now. The leaked schematics show the iPhone 7 Plus will have the so-called Smart Connector, which will help it connect to third-party keyboards, headphones with DACs, and allow the Lightning port to supply power and data simultaneously, Forbes explained. Apple's Smart Connector, which debuted on the iPad Pro, will not be included in the standard iPhone 7 variant.

Interestingly, the leaked designs also solve the headphone jack mystery. Both variants of the iPhone appear to come without the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, which would mean the headphones will connect wirelessly or via the Lightning port. The secondary external speaker and rear antenna bands are also missing from the devices.

It is also observed that the dimensions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are identical to last year's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, respectively. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will be 138.30x67.12x7.1mm while the iPhone 7 Plus will measure 158.22x77.94x7.3mm.

If everything goes as per Apple's traditions, the new iPhones will break cover in September this year. Until then, these are merely rumours and not entirely reliable unless Apple gives a confirmation.