Apple will not be ditching the standard 3.5mm headphone jack from its forthcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. That despite months of rumours about its plans to make users listen to music via headphones using its Lightning charging port.
Chinese smartphone repairs outlet Rock Shop claims to have laid hands on a component which proves Apple will stick with the standardised socket. The internal component clearly has a 3.5mm port attached.
If that is the case, it suggests that Apple’s new smartphones will look and feel much the same to last year’s offerings. The company is already said to be plotting a major overhaul of its iPhone range for 2017, switching from a two year to three year update cycle.
Rock Shop also says that the larger iPhone 7 Plus will come with a dual lens camera. Just last week, a separate source said Apple was ditching plans to offer such a camera on its larger smartphone. That despite months of reports about the company’s plans to improve the device’s imaging capabilities.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are set to launch in September. Expect rumours and gossip to ramp up in the coming weeks, especially as production is already said to be underway.
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