The hotly-anticipated Apple Event is currently going on at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the CEO of this US-based tech giant, Tim Cook has already announced the iPhone 7 release date. The iPhone 7 has got massive upgrades, like the body, will be waterproof, will sport dual-lenses camera, come with stereo speakers and also a larger battery with better battery life. But the most significant addition or exclusion, whichever you may call it, that both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come with a Lightning Port and is going to ditch the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.
So, now iPhone 7 will need a separate dongle to connect the headphones which use the more traditional 3.5 mm jack. Just like Lenovo’s Moto Z, both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come packed with an adaptor in the same box which will plug into the Lightning Port to allow the users to keep using their old and outdated 3.5mm headphones.
The iPhone 7 dongle is a simple adapter which only allows the headphones to be plugged into the Lightning Port and does not come with the pass-through option for charging the handset while using the dongle for music.
Although many users are not happy with the exclusion of the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack, it is good to see that the iPhone 7 will come packed with at least some Apple-built device to allow the newly launched phones to continue using older headphones. Even though Apple is pushing their users to switch to Lightning headphones which feature better audio quality, the dongle looks more like a makeshift option for the time being.