An intriguing rumor reported by PC Mag (and initially reported in this Japanese blog
) holds that Apple may drop the standard headphone jack from the next revision of the iPhone
, in favor of Bluetooth and Lightning connectors. From PC Mag's article:
The big question is just how such a move might affect all the other headphones one can buy, as well as the other devices Apple makes. While we can envision some manufacturers making iPhone-exclusive variants of their headphones, we doubt that Apple's potential decision to chop out the headphone jack is going to suddenly make for a market full of Lightning-only headphones and earbuds. There are, after all, plenty of non-iPhone devices that still use the 3.5mm connection. And, of course, you could just pair any ol' pair of Bluetooth headphones or earbuds with the iPhone 7.