Can't live without a headphone jack on your iPhone 7? There's a case that brings it back

Can't live without a headphone jack on your iPhone 7? There's a case that brings it back
Since Apple's press event back on September 7, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have stolen the majority of the headlines ever since. Between the Jet Black color selling out, the phone reporting insane scores with its benchmarks, and so much more, the hype and craze around Apple's safely played handset has been extremely real. However, among all this news and months beforehand thanks to the rumor mill, there's been nonstop discussion about Apple's decision to ax the 3.5mm headphone jack with their two latest handsets. Despite this being a logical step forward to do away with a technology that dates back to as early as the 19th century, a vast majority of people are still up in arms about the removal of this port. If you happen to be one of these people who simply needs to have a 3.5mm headphone jack on your iPhone 7, there's now a case that will bring back the port to your new phone.

The case goes by the name of daptr, and it was created by Reddit user DungJohnson. The daptr case is still in a prototype form, and it gets the majority of its components from a battery case for the iPhone 6 that has supposedly been "heavily modified." The case is built with metal bumpers, a clear back, and rubber edges along the side to add a touch of protection to your phone as well. It measures in a about 3mm thick, and will have an overall length of 22mm. However, the main star of the show for this case is undeniably the fact that it includes a functional 3.5mm headphone jack (and an extra Lightning port because why not.)


While it's certainly an interesting concept for those who refuse to let the headphone jack die, this seems like a step in the wrong direction. There will more than likely be a heap of people that will jump at the gun for this case, but a world without 3.5mm headphone jacks is simply a world that we're going to have to get used to sooner rather than later. Along with the iPhone 7, the Moto Z line is the other most notable smartphone that omitted the port as well. As we enter 2017 in just a few short months, don't be surprised if more and more phones launch without this outdated port. And, more importantly, don't be surprised if these phones don't get cases like the daptr that brings the port back. While there might be a fix for this now, it's time to move on.


If you are still certain that you need to have a 3.5mm headphone jack on your iPhone 7, the daptr case is currently set to launch sometime in December of this year with a price tag of $49.

source: daptr via Pocket-lint

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72 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This is great, just another amazing business idea at Apple. Remove the headphone jack, make the battery smaller, make the casing fragile and sell them the addons needed to fix all those issues. Cause the poisoning and provide the antidote, the best business strategy ever.

8. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Headphone jack is important but at least there's compromise. Unlike some stupid decision by Google to remove the front facing stereo speakers from the Nexus/Pixel line. Fire the entire Nexus team !!!

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Depends what they give in return. If it is a larger battery, than by all means remove all speakers on the phone. If it is a more compact phone, sure, because you're holding the phone 99% of the time you're using it while the speakers get used maybe 10%. It is all a matter of trade offs.

23. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Again, front facing stereo speakers is not a standard. 3.5mm jack is a standard. "Despite this being a logical step forward to do away..." I don't think it's logical until there's a wireless accessory that is on par or better and costs the same as a wired headphone, and don't have to charge it as often.

67. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I sent PA this tip days and days ago. Here's another link with more info from the creators of this case. http://m.imgur.com/a/8r7fJ

77. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Why on earth u need stereo speakers on smartphone ?!?!?It even has no proper bass .. everybody uses headphones to enjoy proper bass stereo And with speakers u disturbing ppl around so u won't use it often

30. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

No one asked for the port to be removed in the first place, so your comment makes perfect sense to me.

40. AlikMalix unregistered

No one asked for a device without s physical keyboard. No one asked for a car in late 1800's (there was no infrastructure and "horseless carriages" were more cumbersome than owning a horse) - but here we are, enjoying those things when no one asked for it - and because of this move, others may follow and you'll have a new standard - a wireless one - which will evolve faster because of this move and you'll never go back to your horse... I mean, 3.5mm jack.

43. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Flash news: Wireless works even on a phone with 3.5mm jack. Either way 3.5mm is superior in almost every way.

45. BecauseIamBatman

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 16, 2016

Flash news : 3.5 mm jack is old and needs retirement .

63. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Flash news: BecauseIamBatman is a troll and needs attention.

64. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Agree with Ordinary, I owned 9 Bluetooth ear piece and stereo Bluetooth. None could surpass my most basic wired headphone. Well, Bluetooth Stereo offer acceptable sound quality provided you are not nick picking.

68. AlikMalix unregistered

You all missed my point completely. I wish that intellectuality is something you guys can download. You guys (including those commented below your post) completely missed my point. Zero comprehension. So annoying.

54. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

On the contrary...I was asking for a non-physical keyboard back when I had the htc Dream because I hated having to slide out the keyboard for everything, so there was a need / demand for it. Someone obviously wanted a car and saw a need for it, otherwise it wouldn't have been created...again another case of demand. I'm totally into the concept of wireless charging as it eliminates any physical wear and tear on the port. Another thing that I like about my TYLT wireless charger is it's shape...when on the table it's at a decent angle to make it usable, but its contour makes it possible and even comfortable to use in my hand (my fingers easily reach around both the charger and my phone). Once distance wireless (and totally safe batteries) becomes a reality then I will embrace the concept of wireless headphones.

57. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Haha. As if someone's defending the move of removing the port. Oh wait, just realised...you're an Apple fan

72. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Alik, you don't get the point, there are a lot of old tech were phased out because there was something better to replace them, about the audio jack in the iPhone 7, there was nothing new to replace it with, there's no new dedicated audio jack standard.

74. AlikMalix unregistered

What about wireless? BT? But my point was the fact that the wireless standard is stagnating and this will help push wireless invocation to better.

75. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Removing the 3.5mm jack doesn't help in the innovation of wireless. OEMs who invest in R&D could be releasing devices with 3.5mm jack, while experimenting and innovating the wireless tech in their labs, untill it yields an improvement which surpasses the wired tech in audio fidelity/accuracy and high-res quality. Or, they could release products with both wired and wireless capabilities - the latter has been done in the smartphone industry since 2013. No point in replacing the 3.5mm jack with wireless which still doesn't match the wired's audio output, due to the law of physics. Audio output via wired is always consistent and can deliver high-res quality with better accuracy, unlike wireless.

76. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Still not a valid alternative, for example, wireless earphone sounds much more worse when compared to wired ones at the same price. Also the last thing we need is another everyday gadget that needs to be charged everyday or two.

31. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

It's all about money. Apple knows the Sheeps will buy anything they put out. Now, not ALL iPhone users are sheeps but most are. Those are the ones Apple take for granted. Apple gets away with it because there user will buy it anyway. A Sheep is an animal that blindly follows the flock where ever that might lead. An iSheep is an Apple user who blindly follows Apple where ever that might lead. If the flock never goes to the other side they would never know if the grass is greener.

38. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Another solution. Don't buy the damn phone if the jack is important

42. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 939; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Eh I don't believe the battery got smaller...It got bigger.

62. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The battery is actually bigger, just sayin.

2. Unordinary unregistered

Your tip button isnt working with AdBlock so here https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/5354pi/iphone_7_is_completely_crushed_in_a_hydraulic/?st=IT776B2U&sh=991005b3 iPhone 7 completely crushed with hydrologic press and battery doesnt burst into flames or explode. Video link inside

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This would have been more valid in an article about phones and explosions.

34. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Noticed that the phone wasn't plugged in and charging. Probably could have done this test with any phone and got the same result.

47. BecauseIamBatman

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 16, 2016

But note 7 is bursting all over the place even if it is not plugged in and just because of it samsung just got one more lawsuit slapped .

69. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It did smoke. The crashing prevented it because it was crushed together.

73. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You showing the world that you're a die hard iFan is starting to look desperate.

3. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Who needs a headphone jack. Simplified devices are always better. Sammy will do it on the s8.

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