Reference to an iPhone without audio jack appears in the iOS 9.3 beta code

The iOS 9.3 public beta 1.1 code shapes up to be a treasure trove of things to come with the next iPhone iterations. After discovering references to the ultrafast Li-Fi connectivity standard in the code lines, one jailbreak aficionado has now posted a snapshot that corroborates the most intriguing rumor about the eventual iPhone 7 - the disappearance of the standard audio jack...
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46 Comments

38. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hey, they could take the CPU out also. That takes up way more space than the headphone jack. Wouldn't that be great, all that extra space?

43. AlikMalix unregistered

They already have, Ted, it's called SoC now.

24. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

I would speculate there will be a way to charge and listen at the same time. Maybe the charger cable can have another lightening input jack for headphones? Or some kind of dual lightening jack adapter?

45. andynaija

Posts: 1252; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I don't know, for some odd reason that just sounds dangerous.

25. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

I keep an iPhone and an Android phone. This change will make me drop the iPhone completely.

28. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why do it in iOS 9.3 ? Maybe it's for the new iPhone that is supposed to launch this spring ? That would be great, it would be the thinnest 4" iPhone ever ! Maybe even thinner than iPhone 6 ?

30. TBomb

Posts: 1212; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I'm surprised people are so upset about charging and listening to the phone at the same time... That's an easy fix.... Have a Y-shaped cable.

32. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I think has to do with shelling out more money for the accessory that wouldn't be needed if this action wasn't taken.

34. TBomb

Posts: 1212; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Ahh, I see..... carry on!

31. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

I just don't understand the mentality of iPhone users who constantly keep justifying features being removed and forcing them to compromise. I mean I've bought stuff in the past that didn't do what I wanted or expected so tried to convince myself i didn't make a bad purchase by telling people these things aren't needed but I've grown out of that now.

33. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

That's brand loyalty for you. For some people, their favorite company can do no wrong.

44. AlikMalix unregistered

You mean like a physical keyboard? Or mentality of Samsung users who bitched about no removable batter and no SD slot - made Samsung best year after 6s/edge came out? It's progression. I'm not supporting the removal of headphone jack - but I'm not dissing it either. If companies all stuck to what people are comfortable with instead of moving forward we would all be using flip phones. - there were millions that complained about difficulty of typing on a screen - now there are billions that enjoy it. Someone has to push forward - I want to be COMPLETELY wireless 5 years ago. I'm surprised as a majority , we're still tethered to our pockets (visualize what I'm saying). I made this comment before: think of all the people that rediculed the "horseless carriage" ---- sticking to headphone jacks today is in the same metaphors as sticking to horses when future holds a corvette for us. (Hope that makes sense).

46. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

What it means is a huge amount of people now use their phone as their primary device and constantly removing features makes phones less capable and forced to use other devices to make up for it's lack of features.

47. AlikMalix unregistered

You're saying it like removing a 3.5 Jack means iPhone users won't be able to listen to music when on contrary it will push to a more comfortable wireless standard. You want to stick to landline? Fine. But I'll take a cellular capable phone. (Same argument - different time).

48. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Don't be so ridiculous.

36. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

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