iPhone 7 Latest News, Release Date & Update: AirPods Will Start Something Big

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Sep 08, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
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The iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled in a couple of hours and one of the notable iterations is the removal of the 3.5 mm jacks. This renders the traditional wired headphones useless with Apple likely to include some adapter with the upcoming phones.

Looking ahead, it will be a period of adjustment for Apple device owners who have grown fond of using the traditional wired earphones which cost a bundle when purchased separately. Alternatively, potential iPhone buyers can use Bluetooth earphones to continue listening to audio and videos privately.

AirPods will start something new

The response on the new headphones has drawn both positive and negative feedback. Apple took out the 3.5 mm jacks in an effort to make the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus thinner, one of the few highlights expected for the minimally enhanced mobile phone.

On the other hand, some folks see it as a way to sell a new accessory, that of which is looming to be the AirPods. They are Apple’s new dish for the ones preferring to have headphones made for the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, something touched in detail by KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple Insider reported.

While AirPods are seen as something relatively new, they are hyped to be better than Beats, one of the popular headphones available in the market. According to Kuo, the AirPods will target the high-end market with the actual SRP yet to be known.

Going wireless

The obvious is that consumers will be forced to go wireless to enjoy private listening. They do have the option to take up Apple with the AirPods though there are a number of other Bluetooth-backed devices one can get in the market.

For the ones who prefer to stay ‘Apple’ all the way, AirPods will be the way to go. But as mentioned earlier, all of that depends on how much the Cupertino will price it – hopefully not something beyond reasonable.

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