It’s a new day and a new leak for Apple iPhone 7, while this leak comes with a relief. Numerous reports have claimed that Apple could be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack in favor of Lightning Port compatible headphones. But if a new set of leaked images are to be believed, the headphone jack is not going anywhere, at least for the time being.
There are also chances for two variant of iPhone 7 one with a 3.5mm and other gonna be nil. French website NoWhereElse has shared a photo that is apparently the Lightning Cable assembly for the Apple iPhone 7. A side-by-side comparison shows that the assembly on the upcoming iPhone is quite different from what we see on the iPhone 6s. But take a look at the left-most section and the one part that is clearly visible, despite numerous rumors, is the 3.5mm audio jack.
The authenticity of this image is still questionable. Another report also claims that Apple is developing a pair of EarPods that will connect with the Lightning Port.
Another probable scenario could be that the iPhone 7 retains the audio jack. But the iPhone 7 Plus, which is also expected to boast dual-camera setup, could ditch it. These are however all mere speculations and should be taken with the proverbial pinch of salt.
One of the plausible explanations for this design decision is that Apple wants to reduce the size of the iPhone in the future. Such a move would be possible by removing the screen and the headphone jack, but without reducing the iPhone’s screen size.