In respect to the new development surrounding Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone socket has raised a lot of eyebrows and they haven’t held their feeling back but the good news is that there is a way out.
The iPhone 7 two days back, and fans were shocked to hear that the device is Apple’s first without a headphone jack.
The 3.5mm socket has been used as the default audio connector on the vast majority of electronic devices – from computers to game consoles – since the 1960s.
However, the company’s CEO Tim Cook changed history when he took to the stage at yesterday’s iphone 7 launch event in San Francisco to confirm the company was ditching the headphone socket in the new devices.
iPhone 7 owners will therefore have to use the lightning connector port – currently used for charging to connect audio accessories.
The company will be shipping the iPhone 7 with a fresh set of EarPods, the firm’s standard in-ear headphones as seen in previous iPhone boxes, but with a lightning connector, so you can use them right out of the box.
Apple has also made wireless version of these, called ‘AirPods’.
Danish headphone maker Libratone joined the Lightning port headphone brigade with the launch of its new Q Adapt in-ear headphones, which it says are designed for use with all iPhone and iPad models with Lightning connector.
This is thanks to an inline system-on-a-chip that drives an improved headphone amplifier and high-resolution 24-bit DAC in the Lightning cable.
This supposedly gives you better sound quality – not just for music playback, but for voice calls as well. There’s also an app for EQ and sound presets that makes the most of the pairing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.