If recent rumors turn out to be true, iPhone 7 buyers will have to dump their current headphones or EarPods because the iPhone 7 will not have the 3.5mm headphone jack to plug it in. Apple’s audio chip supplier, Cirrus Logic, is working with Apple in order to switch the 3.5mm audio jack to the iPhone’s Lightning port, claims FastCompany’s source. A software which will improve noise-canceling technology will also be installed in the headphones and the iPhone 7 hardware as well. The source suggests that any third-party headphone maker wishing to legally sale any iPhone 7-compatible headphone will have to pay for a license to use the audio processing technology.
FastCompany’s source also stated the obvious upcoming characteristic of the iPhone 7: the iPhone 7 will be noticeably thinner than the current iPhone 6s. Along being thinner, the upcoming iPhone will reportedly have wireless charging capability and will be waterproof – something that has been tested in Android devices for a couple of years now.