iPhone 7: Why Apple Killed The Headphone Jack

With the recent introduction of iPhone 7 in the market, many people were surprised knowing the fact that Apple had removed the headphone jack from new series. However, Apple elucidates painstakingly why it exterminated the 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhone 7.

Read on to know more about the reasons why Apple killed the headphone jack: 


Apple uncovered its newest smartphones – the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – at a splendid event in San Francisco on Wednesday (September 7). Both new iPhones were opened for customers to pre-order in the U.S. on September 9 and will be going on trade in the country on September 16.

For some time now, the world’s major tech company had been extensively anticipated to slay off the headphone jack at the introduction of the iPhone 7 in San Francisco. Consequently, it was no bombshell when the iPhone 7 was unveiled without 3.5mm headphone jack and has been swapped by headphones that plug into the device’s Lightning adapter, which is also meant for charging the phone. The Lightning adapter will be delivered for free inside of every iPhone 7 box to support smooth over the switch from the 3.5mm jack.

Nevertheless, Apple’s pronouncement to eliminate the headphone jack that has been around and in use for years as part of a fundamental drive towards wireless is to be expected a subject of intense debate for months to come.

In the meantime, another Apple executive Phil Schiller said that the switch to wireless technology is “inescapable.”

A few days back, Phil Schiller said that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack because it was the only company “audacious” enough to make such a radical and intrepid decision. In short, Schiller’s over-the-board witticism became a point of amusement across the web.

“You’ve got to do it at some opinion,” Schiller added. “In due course the headphone jack is going away. There are just too many whys and wherefores allied against it sticking around to any further extent. There’s a little bit of pain in every changeover, but we can’t let that halt us from making it. If we did, we’d never make any development at all.”

Additional, shielding the company’s decision for eliminating the headphone jack, Apple’s SVP of hardware engineering Dan Riccio expressed to media, “We’ve got this 50-year-old connector — just a hole packed with air — and it’s just sitting there taking up space, actually valuable space.” He further said, “It was holding us back from a number of things we desired to put into the iPhone. It was struggling for space with camera technologies and processors and battery life. And honestly, when there’s an enhanced, cutting-edge solution available, it’s crazy to keep it around.”

Elimination of the headphone jack has enabled Apple to increase the size of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 battery by 14%, lastly proposing users with an additional two hours of battery life. Additionally, the elimination of the 3.5mm jack has even aided Apple to provide a more water-resilient iPhone, Riccio clarified.

Apple executive, Greg Joswiak said, “The audio connector is more than 100 years timeworn. It had its last big invention about 50 years ago. You know what that was? They made it minor. It hasn’t been moved since then. It’s a relic. It’s time to take a step ahead,” extenuating that there is no substantial reason to keep the 3.5mm headphone jack live.

Whether or not Apple has made a workable decision to get rid of with the 3.5mm jack on the iPhone, it will be disclosed by the coming time only.