Wireless is the future, Apple’s iphone7 doesn’t have traditional 3.5mm jack. it has only a Lightning port that can also be used to charge the battery.

Why Apple removed 3.5mm jack?

It’s too old and it doesn’t do anything more than carrying sound.Now it’s time to have amplifier and digital audio converter, which comes built in.

By removing jack it would give additional space, for adding multiple speakers or amplifiers.

Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller said at the iphone7 launch  “Maintaining an ancient, single-purpose, analogue, big connector doesn’t make sense because that space is at a premium.”

Schiller also said decision to drop the 3.5mm jack was down to courage. However, even if you accept that the change was brave, “courage” doesn’t clearly highlight the advantages to customers. Apple should have used another word to explain the iPhone 7′s lack of headphone jack.

Lightning port Quality:

Sound waves are transmitted in air,Just as likes movies are shown-up with a sequence of still images shown in quick succession (normally 24 frames per second), audio is recorded by taking snapshots of a wave at regular intervals, allowing those samples to be stored as bits of digital information.

For playback, those digital bits are converted back to a wave representing the original recorded sound.This is achieved by speakers that vibrate air to create a continuous wave that can then be detected at your eardrums.

“Generally, the jack itself will have had some audio degradation just getting the audio,” says marcia reiss, who recommends that you plug headphones into the digital port. “Your best option at the moment is to not use the adapter, but have good headphones that can use the Lightning connector directly.”

Reasons for Lightning headsets:

  1. Hi-fi portability
  2. More power
  3. Better sound
  4. Better EQ
  5. Digital potential.


Gurubaran is a PKI Security Engineer. Certified Ethical Hacker, Penetration Tester, Security blogger, Co-Founder & Author of GBHackers On Security.


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