Latest rumor says that there will be no Smart Connector port on the Apple iPhone 7

Latest rumor says that there will be no Smart Connector port on the Apple iPhone 7
Earlier this year there was talk that the Apple iPhone 7 would include Apple's magnet based Smart Connector. This is the port used by the Apple iPad Pro to maintain a wireless connection with the slate's Smart Keyboard accessory. The Smart Connector transfers both data and power between the tablet and the accessory.

A previously leaked photo of what is allegedly the Apple iPhone 7 revealed the three dots used for the Smart Connector on the back of the phone. This led to rumors that the 3.5mm earphone jack, which will supposedly be gone in the iPhone 7, will be replaced with headsets or earphones that connect to the handset via the Smart Connector.

But now, Japanese site Mac Otakara says that there will be no Smart Connector port on the iPhone 7. In addition, a leaked picture allegedly showing the circuitry for the iPhone 7 revealed that the phone will indeed sport a 3.5mm earphone jack after all. Another rumor that we have seen waver back and forth is the one that calls for the new iPhone to be waterproof. The latest word is that a waterproof build will still be included with the Apple iPhone 7, along with a flat, digital home button.

The problem in trying to determine which rumors might be true is that many of these new features seem to be connected to each other. For example, talk about a waterproof iPhone 7 coincides with the elimination of the earphone jack since it removes an entrance into the phone's internals that could be flooded with water. And eliminating the jack would also seem to make it more logical for Apple to offer a Smart Connector port on the iPhone 7. Removing the earphone jack could also leave room for Apple to make the iPhone thinner, or to endow it with a larger capacity battery.

So many possibilities, so many rumors. There is also talk about a dual camera set-up for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Keep in mind that September is only four months away. The closer we get to that month, the higher the quality and quantity of iPhone rumors.

source: MacOtakara (translated) via SlashGear

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41 Comments

44. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Latest rumors say the first rumors were fake. There is no inovation for the next 2 years

37. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

This phone will be a fail...jut have a feeling!Same design?Blahhh,Same ios look?Blahhh.Same screena nd bezels?Blahhh. Have iphone 6 and will not upgrade for the 7.Quiet satisfied with the old model!After the disappointment of 5se not expecting a big improvements in this year. UK ! 5s 16gb as low as £200 and the 6 16gb low as £330.

24. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Hurrah time for a new connector and more means for apple to make money. This evolutionary connector is the first of it's kind and we have no idea what evolution we did there. Oh wait, it charges your phone. We are awesome. P.S.I'm not a fanboy of any kind

18. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

Water Resistant = GS7 Copy Flat Digital Button = HTC 10 Copy Dual Camera = G5 Copy Removal of 3.5mm Jack = Le Eco Le2 Copy 3 Dot Connector = Lumia Copy Who else can Apple steal from?

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Apple = Innovation.... /s

23. Hydrocaliz

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

It would be so funny if Apple decided to use AMOLED on their new iPhone 7... and call it an "innovation" LOL

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

of course they will, and I bet they will slap another gimmicky name to it (AMOLED RETINAHD or something lol) and call it "The best iPhone screen ever...." and suddenly no one care about burn-in, overblown color, and stuff lol... thats "apple magic"

29. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You spend more time worrying about apple then on android articles.

34. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You spend more time bending over for apple than actually making posts backed by rational logic...

36. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Lol. You get so worked up when people doesn't have the same choice as you do. One plus one sucks brosephine.

40. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It's a good thing Android gives us hardware and software choices up front, unlike some rotten fruits that want to dictate everything you can/can't do with a device you paid for. The OnePlus One sucked for many, it's the only reason I considered switching to Android from over half a decade of using jailbroken iPhones, thanks to Cyanogen OS + Privacy Guard...

28. sukrith2194 unregistered

Well... the removal of headphone jack was actually first implemented on vivo or gionee which made a thin phone! It wasn't le eco who did it first! ;) Just saying... anyway Apple will tell it's all innovation when they do it! "The next innovation after the introduction of touchscreen displays! No more hassle of carrying around cords... we have removed every ports in the iOS realm! Now you can use Bluetooth or WiFi to connect to our accessories that we sell for half the price of your phone and you cannot connect to any other accessories that are cheap whatsoever!"

13. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

My Lumia 720 have those three dots

15. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Pfffft. Copying Apple.

22. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

No, Nokia wait until the technology mature first

35. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Haha, if it actually has such, that could be the indication of it being equipped with Wireless Charging, just like it was in the Lumia 720: http://mspoweruser.com/nokia-lumia-720-torn-down-mysteries-revealed/

11. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

So will Apple include anything new? All these leaks bore me. F/1.6? Wireless charging? Give us something worth upgrading from.

9. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Can they use bluetooth?

8. bdgcitizen

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

Removing all port=INNOVATION....

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

iphones have no future....mark my words!

10. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, certainly they won't survive the sun swelling into a red giant and engulfing the earth in 5 billion years, but for the foreseeable future they'll be fine.

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

exactly, lol this vids may explain why they keep lossing fanswww.youtube.com/watch?v=8uCyIjUt_b8

41. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1187; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

The only reason I can really think of why they lose fan, is because they recycle the same crap every year, stuff it with the current technology and call it the "new" iPhone every year. I love Apple products, but I stated hating their every design after 2014, this includes MacBooks, which the design hasn't change since 2012, hope they change it this year, iPhones, which the 6 design sucks, I remember doodling when I was in 3th grade, drawing phones, I actually drew the same phone, now to think of it, I should have ask my dad to help me patent the design, so I could milk some money out of Apple to pay for my college tuition. I only design that I like is probably the iPod touch, which I find actually nice to look at and hold. Anyway, Apple really should take designing seriously, or they are just gonna loose more and more customer.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"This is the port used by the Apple iPad Pro to maintain a wireless connection with the slate's Smart Keyboard accessory" Huh? You sure it's "wireless"? "For example, talk about a waterproof iPhone 7 coincides with the elimination of the earphone jack since it removes an entrance into the phone's internals that could be flooded with water. And eliminating the jack would also seem to make it more logical for Apple to offer a Smart Connector port on the iPhone 7. Removing the earphone jack could also leave room for Apple to make the iPhone thinner, or to endow it with a larger capacity battery." Big compromises to achieve what Samsung already achieved with the S7 with barely any compromise...sounds more like maximizing profit margins than anything rational in support of consumers...hope the rumors supporting such BS are false, but it wouldn't be surprising coming from apple, profit maximizing is all they've been doing since bean counter Tim Cook became CEO.

6. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

S7 doesn't even have a cover over the usb port, yet it is still IP68. I don't understand why Apple needs to remove everything.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, and EVERYTHING the so-called "Smart Connector" brought to the iPad XL was already long doable via OTG-capable MicroUSB ports, be-it direct keyboard connection, powering and utilizing external accessories, etc., plus more that the so-called "Smart Connector" has yet to iDream about, including connecting to, powering and utilizing the following types of accessories: - Portable USB SSDs for additional storage (http://goo.gl/nnjInU ) - Endoscopes (http://goo.gl/9Ly2ln ) - Mouse/Trackpads - etc. There's literally no benefit to consumers in making such major compromises.

21. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Cost cutting. Things go wrong occasionally even cars with no key slot have a hidden access key port. While its under warranty who cares but you own it out of warranty.

30. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Wish the people were more smarter before choosing their product. Buying it and pondering over features it doesn't have is of no use. Again, Apple is very good at convincing customers that they have everything within their ecosystem (which deprives customers their choices) Apple is not as it used to before. Competition has caughtup but users were not aware of what's available outside their apple world

1. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

When will samsung or apple or htc launch 4k display phone? I heard the displays were ready to be mass produced and introduced in smartphones by early 2016?

4. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

why would want 4k on a phone? 2k? isn't enough? because i think it sure is.

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