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More fuel is added to the rumour that Apple is killing the 3.5mm jack.
Reports suggest that Apple will be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and relying primarily on wireless earbuds.
As 9to5Mac reports, Chinese supply chain sources have confirmed that the 3.5mm headphone jack has been removed from Apple’s next iPhone and that the company will create a wireless version of its EarPod headphones, expected to be bundled with the iPhone 7.
Previous rumours had suggested that Apple would ditch the 3.5mm jack and switch to using its proprietary Lightning technology to connect headphones to the iPhone 7. Chinese site Feng believes that while Lightning headphones will be the alternative if users want a wired option, Apple is expecting most users to switch to wireless.
Though this report suggests the company is making a push for wireless technology, Apple seems committed to making Lightning a standard for audio connection. In 2014 Apple introduced specifications that allow third-party manufacturers to create headphones that use the technology, and Philips has already created two headphone models that use a Lightning connector.