When people first heard that it is possible for iPhone 7 to eliminate the 3.5 mm headset port, the opinions were mostly negative in this regard. Apple is maintaining a firm control on its iPhone 7 specifications, but the company cannot prevent some of this interesting information coming out. The newest details arrive from Asian tech sources, reminding some things that have been said before: the producer is eliminating the 3.5 mm port from the next iPhone.
2016’s iPhone 7 will be the slimmest device that the company has ever produced, according to these gossips. They are saying that the port’s removal will allow Apple to cut 1 mm from the phone’s thickness and instead the sound will be streaming via wireless connections, with the headsets being connected using its Lightning plug that also serves to power the phone.
It is the newest evidence of Apple defying the market’s standard requirements since the 3.5 mm port has been an important aspect of almost any sound device for many years. Nevertheless, the US giant believes that this will take a lot of space in the iPhone 7 and if the gadget’s specifications do not have the 3.5 mm port, some users will feel its absence.
The headset slot has been a conventional feature that basically every pair of earphones has by default and that unified multiple platforms that used different types of connections. This means that many fans of Apple who have a passion for costly headsets will not be allowed to connect them to the mobile device once the company releases its iPhone 7 next year.
This is not a similar situation to that of Apple choosing a different path for features like expendable storage slots and data wires. There were some individuals preferred the previous Lightning cable, even if few users were frustrated when this function disappeared and they remained with a set of ineffective peripheral devices. Some customers really like their headsets and truly care about the model they use at a certain time.
It is possible that the producer will sell various types of adaptors that could allow the connection of 3.5 mm slot headsets to tis iPhone 7, however, this is a small solution to an important problem. Users dislike adaptors because they usually are costly and can be lost extremely fast. Something evidently portable, such a pair of headsets, will suffer from requiring an additional system to let them function.
Wireless features come with another series of issues when they have to transmit the sounds. The audio quality still is at the same top level in comparison with wired headsets, and most users do not want an extra gadget that they must constantly charge. In 2014, Apple exposed some technical enhancements it was developing in order to allow sounds to better travel through data connection.
The company stated that linking peripherals in this could allow further manages of the music. Apple’s tech specialists affirmed that, if the users’ headsets support, for instance, noise cancellation, the producer could offer dedicated apps on the iPhone that conveys with the headsets managing the inputs and outputs.
Earlier this summer, the first models of headsets that function via Lightning connection showed up, but it is still a very narrow segment of consumers, compared to the vast majority using the 3.5 mm headset port. Philips presented the Fidelio NC1L devices that work based on the technology of 2014, and during the same period Harman JBL exposed its own set of Lightning-capable headsets.
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