Alleged iPhone 7 Component Leak Shows 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Don’t hold your breath for an all-in-one Lightning port for the iPhone 7, at least not yet. A recent image published on Chinese microblogging site Weibo and spotted by French blog Nowhereelse, shows a Lightning cable assembly apparently belonging to the upcoming iPhone 7. The surprise element: it includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Jack iPhone7 vs iPhone6s HighLights

As you can see from the above image, the alleged iPhone 7 assembly reveals a number of components, such as the cellular antenna cables and the Lightning port. The design is slightly different than that of the same assembly part belonging to the iPhone 6s, but still there is a major similarity: both carry a headphone jack (visible on the left side).

At this point it is impossible to confirm the validity of this image leak, so it could easily show a part belonging to a counterfeit Chinese product. The text below the image suggests this is a possible assembly design for the 4.7-inch version iPhone 7, and questions whether there is a version for the 5.5-inch model.

The image leak — if valid — could come as a relief for those who were hoping Apple will keep the 3.5mm headphone jack. It remains to be seen whether Apple will differentiate the two iPhone models by going with the all-in-one Lightning port with only one of them, possibly with the iPhone 7 Plus (?).

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  • Jay

    It better… im not paying 1000$ for a phone that doesnt have a god damn head phone jack, Apple gets ridiculed enough as it is for making us switch to the lightning connector.

  • FragilityG4

    Was it really that big of a deal to make the switch to lightning?

  • Jay

    Well … in a way yes.. for little to no benefit
    -Had to rebuy new cables for car, work, home
    -the 20+ cables I had we’re useless
    -charging dock radio was rendrered useless

    all for what?
    -charging faster (it charges all night anyways)
    -faster data transfer (im all wireless anyways)
    -reversible plug …. (actually useful)

    But the downside with removing the audio jack is way more.
    -wont be able to plug into car
    -wont be able to use my expensive bose headphones

  • FragilityG4

    Adapters can solve are your problems.

  • Jay

    Oh yes… thank you apple for developping a need a dont actually need

    Typical apple

  • FragilityG4

    So you would prefer to go back to the 30 pin?

  • Well, had Apple supplied an adapter for the first series of changed over phones it would have been ok. They didn’t even have them ready to buy when they sold the first lightning iPhone. I would hope if they ditched the 3.5mm they would provide an adapter but I’m not holding my breath. We would have to buy them because our expensive non-apple headphones all have 3.5mm plugs.

  • and adapters will be sold 35$ a pop

  • FragilityG4

    If you can afford the headphones I’m sure you can afford the adapter.

  • FragilityG4

    Wait for a MFI one