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Can Apple make listening easy without a headphone jack?


The iPhone 7 may not have an earphone jack and charging port as experts predict Apple will require users to buy new headsets using a digital connection on its newest model

The much talked about Apple event is going to take place at 10am Pacific Time (6pm BST) on Wednesday, September 7, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, reported MacWorld. You plug your standard headphones into the iTrip Clip, which receives the audio signal wirelessly over Bluetooth. At this event it is likely that the new iPhone will be joined onstage by the iPhone 7 Plus, the Apple Watch 2 and the iOS 10 operating system. Other smartphone makers too have recently launched their heandsets without the headphone jack, such as the Lenovo Moto Z that now uses a USB-C connector. To watch the forthcoming event, first, you need to get the network URL of the live stream. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will possibly come without the 3.5 mm headphone port and sport some serious improvements in the camera department.

If the headphone jack rumors are true, then new Bluetooth or Lightning port Beat headphones will be an important product of the iPhone 7 launch.

The new models — the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, if Apple sticks to its usual convention — are expected to offer faster processors, more memory and improved cameras. They could also be waterproof, bringing them at par with other top-end mobile phones available in the market. Well, tonight Apple is going to do exactly that – update the Watch. It looks like it’s been an Apple tradition to see spoilers from Kuo, an analyst who some consider to be “one of the best Apple analysts on the planet”.

Apple could distribute the new iPhones with a “good enough” Bluetooth headset included, she added, while selling more expensive headsets separately.

And while there may not be a “dramatic” push of customers upgrading to an iPhone 7, “a healthy upgrade is enough to move the needle”, Ware noted. Music fans will be able to rock out with Lightning-based headphones, a possible adapter, or Bluetooth options.

Whether the image in question is real or not is totally unknown at this point, so we’ll have to wait and see what comes out of Apple’s event tomorrow.