Apple iPhone 7 update may include removing the headphone jack

Earbuds opened the audible features of the iPhone, making them private, but face it, they are a tangled pain. There are better ways to listen to your playlists.


WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 – The image of people, thin white cords emerging from their ears and iPhone in hand, is ubiquitous. They are tuning out the world as they tune into their favorite music, listen to their favorite television show, engage in text messaging or chat on the phone. Its an image that may soon be relegated to “remember when.”

And that may be a good thing because those earbuds are a bit of a tangled wire, where are they now, pain.

Clean-iPhone-6-Headset-JackThe long white cord gets caught on things, painfully ripping the buds out of your years. You set the phone down on your desk, earbuds in and playlist jamming, and you stand up, leaving the phone on your desk and ripping the buds out of your ears. Your on the treadmill, and knock the phone down, ripping the buds out of your ears.

Your listening to your device in the car, but once you try to get out you have to untangle those earbuds from the seatbelt. You fall asleep, wondering if the urban legends about charging phones sending electrical jolts and killing people in their sleep are true, and wake up to the white cord wrapped round your neck.

Can you say bluetooth?

While people are very much attached to their ear buds, there are plenty of reasons to let them go. And newer versions of iPhone are hopefully going to help us break that habit.

David Gilbert of IBTimes reports more on this iPhone 7 upgrade.

Apple will update its iPhone range in September, as it does every year, with the biggest change this time around set to be the removal of the headphone jack. The move, still unconfirmed, is still three months away and yet it’s already triggered an outpouring of indignant rage like only a minor tweak to an Apple…

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