Video of Apple iPhone 7 casings shows the removal of the 3.5mm earphone jack

Video of Apple iPhone 7 casings shows the removal of the 3.5mm earphone jack
While we still have roughly two months to go before the Apple iPhone 7 is unveiled, it is becoming increasingly clear that the device will not sport a 3.5mm headphone jack. The latest indication of this is a 6-second video discovered today on Weibo, that shows two iPhone 7 casings. When the camera shows the bottom of the casings, we see that the 3.5mm earphone jacks are not there.

Just yesterday, we showed you photos allegedly of the Apple EarPods that will be bundled with the new iPhone model inside the box. The images showed that instead of a 3.5mm male connector, the accessory featured a Lightning connector at the end of the cable. That would seem to confirm that Apple has removed the jack, replacing it with a second speaker grille. Apple might have decided to do this in order to make the iPhone 7 thinner, or possibly to add a higher capacity battery. Earlier today we passed along a tip from @OnLeaks, who said that the Apple iPhone 7 would sport a 1960mAh battery. That would be a 14.3% increase over the 1715mAh cell powering the Apple iPhone 6s.

Keep in mind that due to the short length of the video, the terrible quality of the imaging, and the quick movements of the person holding the casings, we really can't get a firm grip on the legitimacy of the clip. As a result, we do suggest that you take this video with a grain of salt.



source: TechTastic.nl (translated)

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58 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

hurray,,, kuddos to apple, their innovation is real /s

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who's innovating these days? Everything is an incremental step, and some companies (Samsung, glass metal glass design), is even going backwards. The edge was innovative, but it was done in 2014. These follow ups, are simply the next logical evolutionary steps. /s is for sarcasm, but we know you meant it as a jab. Nothing truly innovative is coming for a few years, stop trolling the obvious.

21. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Comment Emmy to you sir! You pretty much summed up the game right now.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great products, but mostly incremental. Even Sammy says they're going to focus more on profit margin. That'll give its RND some time to come up with the next big thing.

32. pagal

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Who's innovating these days? The answer is Moto . With the introduction of those Z ,Motorola shows that innovation is not yet dead. Now you say ...bla ..bla..bla...they also killed the headphone kack......So what? The did it for some worthy implementation unlike Apple for slimming the device.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

When did I say "...bla ..bla..bla..."? Also, what's a "headphone kack"?

35. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Moto Z: 5.2 mm thick iPhone 7: ??????? Point: You don't know why these companies do what they do, and neither do I. Try not to make half hazard assumptions.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post bro. We don't sit on their boards, or in the R&D rooms. We are consumers.

38. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Exactly. All we can do is speculate about their intentions. Love the new profile pic btw :D.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17289; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Is that your new vette? What year/version?

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

2013 Z16 Grand Sport.

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx bro. I caught it from a good angle, and was like heck yeah lol.

43. pagal

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

We are not sitting in the R&D department. Ya thats true. But ,what we know is that Moto z support mods for which the phone has to slimmed down .Otherwise the phone will be too bulky ,thats why they removed the headphones jack. It is very difficult to put a 3.5 mm thing in a 5.2 mm body without compromising the built quality. Now, if Apple is too removing that ,they should also come up with some solid reason. Not just increasing 200mah battery. Agree?

48. Macready

Posts: 1815; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

And it deserves a jab, because just like glass, this is a step backwards too. No need for excuses or defenses.

55. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah. Other than the Tango phone from Lenovo, there really hasn't been anything innovative to come from anyone. It's the market. It's so saturated and so fierce that everyone is afraid to step out and make that innovation happen. Apple, you especially should be ashamed. You have so much money and the clout in the western world to be able to push forward changes in technology and yet you simply obey your stock holders...

57. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2143; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple is placing innovation into their developers. Apple products are just the platform to a gateway of opportunities.

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post, but I swear I wish they'd bake more stuff in. Like adding an image to an image, no need to have to go thru a third party app for that.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm convinced that those are the actual 7 series iPhones. This is gonna be an interesting year for the Big A, iOS 10 looks to be awesome, but the phones look ho hum. 2017 is looking like my next phone purchase year, as both Note 7, and iPhone 7 look incremental.

3. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Apple FTW, as usual. The best analogy is thus; Samsung is like a Ford Mustang, Apple is like a Mercedes S65. Sure the Mustang might win a category or two, but overall, the S65 is a MUCH better product.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Are you fanning the flame war flames, or just being honest with your opinion? In several categories, my N5 wipes the floor with my 6S Plus. There's more that it beats the iPhone at, than vice versa. I love em both, but truth is truth. I'm hoping next year's Plus model, is more Note like. It's features simply can't be denied, and yes it does have its quirks, and short comings, but the total package is the real deal.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7164; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If the rumors are true about the Note 7. Then ip68 is new to the Note, as well as 6gb of ram, the SD 823 or Exynos 8893 are just upgrades. However USB-C and USB 3.1 would be an awesome upgrade. Not to mention the iris scanner. Plus a 4000mha battery would be great as well.

29. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

IMO, both the note series and iPhone are.just incremental upgrades this year, not that the technology won't get better, but the cosmetics won't really change much compared to last year. Just don't get why is everyone bashing Apple but Samsung is also doing the samething, lol. Too many trolls these days. BTW, are you getting the new iPhone.when it comes out? I was thinking about getting the plus or pro 128GB. I am gonna have to skip the note this year because I gotta save up some cash for a new MacBook pro later this year, rumors are they are gonna add some cool stuff.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No bro, I'm gonna chill till next year. I've got the N5/Gear Fit 2, 6S Plus/Apple Watch, and an Air 2. I've got Android M, and will soon have iOS 10. I just wanna wait and see what next year brings, if I get the itch, I'll hop on Craigslist. Nothing is making me wanna buy, and the iPhone comes out on 9-23-16, I'll be on a cruise for my 3rd anniversary when it launches, so I'd have to wait even if I was gonna get it. What I am gonna do is ad a K&N cold air intake to my Vette, and tweak the exhaust for another 80 horses. That's where my phone money is going.

37. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Facts, bro. I think I'll just keep my Note 5 and iPhone 6s until next year. I'm sure the iPhone 7 and Note 7 will be great devices, but my current phones will keep me satisfied for now. I know this is off topic, but is that Vette a V8?

39. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't thing there are any vettes other than v8.

47. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Yeah, I realized that right after I made my comment but I couldn't edit it. :/

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrrrrr it is. 6.2ltr LS3.

42. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'm looking to get the Gear Fit 2. How do you like it tracking your workouts? I run/jog 3-4 days a week (2-3 miles per day) and gym/weights/resistance 2 days a week. Compare it, if possible, to some other alternatives like a FitBit or Nike Fuel.

30. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

IMO, both the note series and iPhone are.just incremental upgrades this year, not that the technology won't get better, but the cosmetics won't really change much compared to last year. Just don't get why is everyone bashing Apple but Samsung is also doing the samething, lol. Too many trolls these days. BTW, are you getting the new iPhone.when it comes out? I was thinking about getting the plus or pro 128GB. I am gonna have to skip the note this year because I gotta save up some cash for a new MacBook pro later this year, rumors are they are gonna add some cool stuff.

54. pagal

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

You look some kind of stupid to use the N5 and 6s plus at the same time.

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