Apple is officially getting rid of its headphone port on the iPhone 7. (Getty)
During their keynote address on September 7th, Apple finally provided details about the upcoming iPhone 7, which they revealed will not have a headphone jack. That jack has been replaced with the lightning port.
This has been a controversial idea ever since the lack of a headphone jack was rumored several months ago, with some saying it would create a hassle for consumers while others saying that it’s great to see Apple doing away with such old technology.
Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone 7 and how using headphones with it will work.
At this September 7th keynote, Apple really emphasized the importance of wireless headphones, saying that they want to make the wireless experience absolutely optimal for users.
With the new iPhone 7, Apple will be releasing a pair of headphones called “AirPods.” These look virtually identical to the existing Apple headphones, but with absolutely no wires and with a built in Apple W1 chip.
The headphones detect when they are in your ear, so they only play when you’re ready. You can also tap them to access Siri, and they can seamlessly switch between your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.
The battery will last for five hours.
2. Headphones Will Now Connect to the Lightning Port