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Fuze case brings a headphone jack to the iPhone 7 (crowdfunding)

What Apple taketh away, third-party smartphone case makers giveth back. Fuze is a smartphone case for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that features a 3.5mm headphone jack. The new case also has a built-in battery, allowing you to squeeze some extra run time out of the phones. Fuze isn’t actually available yet: but the makers […]

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iFixit iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals what’s inside Apple’s phone with no headphone jack

Apple’s latest iPhones look a lot like their predecessors, in terms of design. But the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have a few distinctive new features, including waterproof cases, a touch-sensitive home “button” that’s not a mechanical button anymore, and a single port that’s now used for connecting power, headphones, or anything else. But […]

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iPhone 7 Plus is the first Apple phone with 3GB of RAM (iPhone 7 has 2GB)

Like the last few iPhones, apple’s new 2016 smartphones come in two sizes. Ther’es the 4.7 inch iPhone 7 which sells for $649 and up, and the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus which is priced at $769 and up. But the screen size isn’t the only difference between the two phones. The iPhone 7 Plus […]

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Charge an iPhone 7 while using wired headphones… with a pricey dock or dongle

Apple says it took “courage” to launch an iPhone without a headphone jack. The internet seems to disagree. But on a more practical level, how exactly are you supposed to use headphones with an iPhone 7? Well, you have a few options: use wireless headphones like Apple’s new AirPods. Use special headphones that connect to the phone’s […]

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Apple’s $159 Airpods are wireless, cord-free earbuds for iOS, macOS, and Apple Watch products

One of the most widely anticipated features of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is a missing feature: the headphone jack. Apple’s new phones are the company’s first without 3.5mm audio jacks. Instead, the company offers two options for folks that want to use headphones: plug them into the same lightning port that you […]

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Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus coming Sept 16th, up for pre-order Sept 9th

Apple’s new iPhone models feature new camera system, an IP67 dust and water-resistant case, and longer battery life. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus also have one less feature than previous models: there’s no dedicated headphone jack. Apple says there’s no need for a single-purpose jack in a mobile device, where space is at a premium. […]

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Bloomberg: Next iPhones to have dual cameras, haptic home button, no headphone jack

Another year, another iPhone… or two. Apple is expected to launch the follow-up phones to last year’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus soon, and it’s been widely reported that one of the key new features will be the removal of a feature: the new phones won’t have 3.5mm headphone jacks. Instead you’ll be able to […]

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Do you care if a smartphone has a dedicated headphone jack?

Apple is said to be working on next-gen iPhones that looks virtually identical to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models… with one important difference. According to the Wall Street Journal, the upcoming iPhone 7 smartphones won’t have dedicated headphone jacks. Instead, you’ll be able to connect headphones to the phone’s Lightning port or use […]