But your audio days aren’t necessarily over yet…
Everybody’s talking about Apple jacks. No, not the cereal or spirit, but the audio port on the next iPhone. Specifically, based on a “reliable source,” the Japanese blog Macotakara was first to share the rumor that, in the name of thinness and simplicity, the next iPhone won’t have a (previously and everywhere else) standard 3.5mm audio jack. Instead, the 7—expected to be announced in early September 2016—will output audio through its already multi-tasking Lightning connector.
At least that’s what most are speculating (and some are calling stupid). We reached out to Apple directly for comment but haven’t heard back a confirmation or denial.
In particular, we’re wondering why, as long as they’re already totally disrupting audio hardware conventions, Apple doesn’t just go whole hog and make that single port a USB-C instead of Lightning. That’s what they did with their new MacBooks. And besides, they’re nearly as small, still reversible and able to carry audio and video.