Now, the iPhone 7 has some changes than its predecessor, but the one significant change that was seen was the removal of the 3.5mm jack. The 3.5mm jack is The only most used headphone jack, now you have already spent a lot on those new headphones you were planning to buy and the audio systems you wanted to enjoy with the phone. But you can’t do it without a connector for the iPhone 7.
Here’s why this significant change.
1. The Bigger Camera
Apple wanted to have a bigger and better camera on the iPhone 7. But why does this relate to the headphone jack? The reason for that is the addition of optical image stabilization, and with the growing size of the camera, the hardware engineering team at Apple had to look for a place to move one other key component, the ‘driver ledge’, a tiny circuit board that controls the iPhone’s display and backlight.
So, then the team decided to remove the 3.5mm jack and see what benefits they can get, and what they got was a great result. Such as the taptic engine was now easier to install. But then, engineers realized it was possible also to increase the size of the battery, a feature that practically every iPhone users has requested at a given period. In fact, the iPhone 7 battery is now 14% bigger than the one on the 6s, while for the iPhone 7 Plus that growth amounts to 5%.
2.The Water Resistant Factor
It was a point of ingress and removing it made it possible to waterproof the phone.
The Team Said:
“It was holding us back from a number of things we wanted to put into the iPhone,” Apple senior VP of hardware engineering Dan Riccio says.”It was fighting for space with camera technologies and processors and battery life. And frankly, when there’s a better, modern solution available, it’s crazy to keep it around.”
So there you have it: three big reasons for removing the 3.5mm headset jack, the possibility of a much larger and better, optically stabilized camera, the larger battery and the water-proofing of the phone
3.For Selling the AirPods
Also, they want you to buy the AirPods for 160$, were think though that the main reason behind the removal of the 3.5mm headset jack is vastly improved audio quality… well, at least Apple is not mentioning this at all as a reason.
Let us know what you think? whether it was wise for them to remove it or not!