In late November, a Japanese website launched a rather polemic rumor: for the iPhone 7, Apple would be planning to abandon the exit of 3.5mm in order to make it even thinner.
Now another source of considerable credibility is stating the same, the Fast Company. With that, users would have three options: 1. use wireless headphones (Bluetooth), 2. use a new headset with Lightning connector, or 3. use a Lightning3.5mm adapter, which may be included in the iPhone case 7. Even earlier today, the Forbes reported that the “novelty” has worried users in advance which culminated in the creation of an online petition already close to reaching its goal of 210,000 signatures.
Sources of Fast Company claim that Apple is working with partner Cirrus Logic to adapt the chipset audio from the next iPhone to work well with the Lightning port. In addition, they would use technology from Wolfson Microelectronics company acquired by Cirrus in 2014 to offer a powerful noise reduction system in the new device.
But it doesn't stop there. According to Fast Company, it is very likely that the iPhone 7 incorporates wireless charging technology (such as the Apple Watch, who knows something that Apple would have considered for at least the last two generations of iPhones) and that it becomes waterproof, with its components are all covered by a special hydrophobic solution.
Although the source is hot, all this is still rumors. Some of them may even be true today, but nothing prevents Apple from discarding or adding them before the official launch of iPhone 7. Let's wait