Yesterday we finally got a closer look at the, and now new information coming from China points to a different plan that Apple might embrace as far as the headphone jack is concerned.
One of the most frequent iPhone 7 rumors is that Apple could remove the 3.5mm audio jack to replace it with an all-purpose Lightning port, so this means that the device will require new EarPods or at least an adapter for those who want to use their old headphones with the device.
But information coming from China’s Rock Fix (via) claims that Apple is actually planning two different variants of the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch screen – one with a headphone jack and another one without it.
Basically, Apple could launch three different iPhones in September, two with a 4.7-inch screen and one with a 5.5-inch display, also known as the Plus.
As far as the two are concerned, they will be pretty identical in terms of look, dimensions, and features, and there’ll be just one big difference: one will come with a headphone jack while the other one won’t, This could also be an explanation for the conflicting reports that we’ve seen in the last couple of months, as some have said that Apple is expected to remove the headphone jack while others indicated that the company wants to keep it.
No audio jack on the iPhone 7
Then, the iPhone 7 Plus will definitely get the dual cameras we’ve told you about, the report adds, but in this case, there will be no headphone jack. The jack will only be offered with a Lightning port, and that’s it.
Both the 4.7-inch and the Plus models will be offered with dual-SIM support, the same source adds, but only in some markets, such as China. This could make sense at some level, but we really doubt it, though, especially because Apple has never been a supporter of dual-SIM connectivity. And yet, this could be a first for Cupertino as it wants to make the iPhone meet the needs of as many buyers as possible.
For the moment, we can’t tell for sure if this information is true or not, so it’s still in the rumor stage. More details should leak in the coming weeks, asand more people get access to the device.