So far almost every rumor that’s talked about the upcoming iPhone 7 has mentioned that Apple’s next smartphone will get rid of the 3.5mm headset jack, instead relying on the Lightning port for audio transmission. This has been repeated so many times that by now it’s pretty much accepted as fact – but that may not have been wise, as it turns out.
Today a leaked shot purportedly showing the iPhone 7’s innards comes to contradict all of those previous reports. That’s because the part shown does in fact feature the connection to the 3.5mm headset jack, even if overall it looks pretty different to what’s been used for the iPhone 6s.
And that in itself raises some questions about the (unverifiable) authenticity of this leak. Needless to say then, don’t take this for granted just yet. Still, if this part does belong to the iPhone 7, then the rumors of the headset jack’s demise have been false.
The Apple iPhone 7 could be waterproof and it might sport a touch home button. Its antenna lines are apparently going to be redesigned for a more streamlined look. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are due to be outed at Apple’s annual fall event.
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