Apple’s Audio Supplier Hints at Possible Noise-Canceling iPhone 7 Headphones

While it’s rumoured that Apple’s iPhone 7 will drop the headphone jack in favour of the Lightning connector, known Apple audio supplier Cirrus Logic may have hinted about how Apple plans to handle this transition.

Cirrus Logic, which specializes in audio-related technology for mobile devices, has been traced back to hardware used in the iPhone through product teardowns. The company is quiet about its relationship with Apple like most firms that partner with the iPhone maker.

Speaking to analysts and investors during the company’s latest earnings call, CEO Jason Rhode said that the firm will be pushing noise-canceling headphone technology:

“There are definitely people considering putting [it] in box … any time somebody talks about adding content inside a box, inside the box it ships with the phone, you can imagine the agonizing that goes into any additional micro-penny that gets added to the box.”

This could mean that Apple’s next iPhone headphones could feature noise-canceling technology. This is not the first time noise-canceling headphones were rumoured, however, the comment from Apple’s supplier helps give a bit more credit to the existing reports.

Rhode also spoke positively about the prospect of Lightning-based headphones. Lightning-connected headphones would become the only wired connection on iPhones without the headphone jack.

[via Business Insider]

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