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It seems increasingly likely that the new iPhone won't have a headphone jack

More rumors have surfaced which suggest that Apple is getting ready to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack from the next iPhone.

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There are more rumors circulating that Apple is planning to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack from its next iPhone in order to make it thinner and save space.

Chinese site Anzhou claims that supply chain sources

have confirmed that the 3.5mm headphone port on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is gone

, and that instead Apple will make the transition to wireless. Another source claims that Apple will ship wireless EarPod headphones with the new handsets.

For those who want a wired experience, there are already headphones on the market that will connect to the Lightning port, although at present that feature adds considerably to the price.

The 3.5mm headphone jack is old technology, and if you take a look inside an iPhone you realize that it takes up a considerable amount of space. Given how old the technology is it's inevitable that one day it will be replaced by something newer. When that happens there will be the inevitable backlash, but life will carry on.

Do we now mourn the passing of the floppy drive, the optical drive, or the 30-pin iPod connector? No, and the same will be true of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

As with most things, there would be pros and cons if Apple did this.

And if you really want a headphone jack, then I'm sure they will be on Android handsets for years to come.

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