Yes, it’s a relic from the 20th century but everyone, one way or another, uses the standard headphone jack; like the one in Apple’s iPhone. Say goodbye to the headphone jack.
19 months ago I started something. My analysis of a change in Apple AAPL -2.00%’s MFi (Made For) licensing program indicated the company had aspirations to abandon the headphone jack. Patents further illustrated its unhappiness with the 3.5mm port, then the smoke began to pour last week. Now there is potentially deal breaking news for some iPhone lovers…
A pair of sources from within Apple’s Chinese supply chain have both independently confirmed Apple will ditch the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and use the Lightning port instead.
Apple has done this kind of leap forward before and with good success (USB port in the original iMac, circa 1998; minus the floppy disk drive), but this is a big risk.