Ever since the new Apple’s iPhone 7 has been launched, the entire world is going gaga over its features and new additions in the model. The iPhone 7 doesn’t have the traditional headphone socket, its lightning connector would instead work for the function.
Although the firm believes that the step was a very challenging one, it may cause annoyance to the regular earphone users.
The lack of a traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack will require wireless headphones, an adapter to plug in to the phone’s lightning port, or compatible earbuds. The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come with ear buds and an adapter so that older headphones can still be used.
“When you have a vision for how the audio experience can be … you want to make it as great as can be,” Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller, said at the launch of the much-awaited gadget.
“It was holding us back from a number of things we wanted to put into the iPhone,” Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering said. “It was fighting for space with camera technologies and processors and battery life. And frankly, when there’s a better, modern solution available, it’s crazy to keep it around.”
The headphone jack was made popular by Sony’s Walkman cassette players, but was first introduced in one of the Japanese company’s transistor radios in 1964.
Apple has repeatedly been willing to ditch connectors and other ageing tech from its products earlier than its competitors.