There’s more evidence surfacing that the Apple iPhone 7 will be waterproof and ditch the company’s traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.
Fast Company has published a report from someone “with knowledge of the company’s plans,” who claims the big changes are being seriously discussed at Apple.
The source says Apple’s engineerings would love to make the company’s flagship phone thinner by removing the audio jack. Instead, users would plug into your phone using the device’s Lighting port or by switching to wireless headphones.
The new report follows insider information from Chinese-language site Anzhou. A snoop there said earlier this week, that “supply chain sources” were aware of the change.
It’s unclear if the Apple lightning adapter will release a 3.5mm-jack-converter to ease the transition. Almost every headset on the market features a 3.5mm connector.
The second rumor focuses on a waterproof design. The iPhone 6s is significantly more waterproof than its predecessors because of the inclusion of new seals and gaskets, but Apple has never openly advertised the devices waterproof or water-resistant nature.
In December, The Commercial Times reported that Apple was considering making its next device waterproof.
The Apple iPhone 7 is expected to launch in September 2016. Other rumors have included an upgraded screen, and the possibility that the home button might be removed all completely.