No Headphone port

There are a few things that point to Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone. Firstly I ask why? The main purpose of removing the headphone jack would be to make the phone slimmer. As you can see from the image below, the main thing that keeps the iPhone at a set thinness is the the headphone jack;

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There is also proof that Apple has considered changing the design with this patent it owns.

Another Idea is that instead of using the aux port instead it would use the lightning port which would also mean higher quality audio, something that it’s music service could easily provide. This is something Apple alreadly supports and there are few companies that provide this tech to consumers, Philips is one example.

This makes sense too as Apple made an $3.3 Billion acquisition of Beats by Dre in 2014. A company famous for selling headhones, most of which are wireless are now wireless, a change that has happened since the acquisition. The last thing to consider is would Apple would really do this? I believe the answer is yes Apple as they are famous for adding new technology to their devices and removing the old. Apple was the first company to remove the floppy disk drive from the computer and introduce usb to the masses back in 1998 with the first ever iMac.

Then they decided that removing the Firewire ports and CD Drive would be best for their users CD’s were no longer needed when they released the iMac in 2011.

Finally in the iPhone they swapped the 30 pin connector in the iPhone4s;

for the lightning port in the iPhone 5;

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References:

http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/iphone/iphone-7-release-launch-date-new-features-images-rumours-headphone-leaked-photo-airpods-feb-3-3530504/

http://europe.newsweek.com/five-reasons-apple-ditching-headphone-jack-iphone-7-415665?rm=eu

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