Report: Apple to Get Rid of Headphone Jack on iPhone 7

Apple's next iPhone might not have a headphone jack.

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The Apple rumor mill brings both exciting and headache-inducing possible news about the next iPhone. After the historical 13 million iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus sales in the first weekend of release the pressure is on Apple to beat that number with the iPhone 7. In order to do so Apple will have to offer customers a huge motivation to upgrade (possibly from an iPhone 4S) and from what the rumors are saying Apple might run into trouble considering it reportedly wants to do away with the headphone jack on the iPhone.

Fast Company spoke to a source "with knowledge of the company's plans" reportsMashable. According to the source Apple wants to eliminate the headphone jack to make the iPhone thinner. Apple reportedly plans for users to use the lightning port (where you plug in your charger) for new Lightning-connected headphones that may or may not be included with the iPhone 7. Fast Company writes, 

"Some media reports have suggested that Apple will include a set of Lightning-connected EarPod earphones in the box with the iPhone 7. It's more likely, our source says, that Apple will sell a more expensive pair of noise-canceling, Lightning-connected, earphones or headphones separately—possibly under its Beats brand. Still other media reports say that Apple may include with the iPhone 7 an adapter that will allow users to plug regular 3.5mm analog headphones into the new phone.”

Being forced to shell out money for an adapter just to use regular ol' headphones may be annoying but it'd possibly cost less than buying fancy new headphones so let's hope that's an option. 

As for the exciting news for iPhone users, Apple is reportedly working on wireless charging and waterproofing for the iPhone 7. There's plenty of time before the iPhone 7 rolls around so expect more rumors.

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