Tag Archives: lightning

New 3.5mm aux-to-Lighting adapter concepts appear ahead of iPhone 7

Whatever Apple decides to call the next iPhone, there’s a high chance that the iPhone maker will be getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. According to Macotakara, some Chinese accessory makers area already prototyping adapters that’ll help users make the switch without replacing their existing headphones. There’s a low chance that any of these will…

Intel looking to slash 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of USB-C audio

The rumor mill strongly suggests that Apple will ditch the headphone jack in favor of lightning capable headphones in its upcoming iPhone refresh due this fall. But, according to a report from Anandtech, Intel is also looking to make a similar move, though favoring USB-C rather than lightning. Intel believes that moving to USB-C capable headphones…

iPhone 7 to adopt Lightning headphones without noise-canceling hardware

Apple is said to launch wired Lightning-based EarPods with the iPhone 7, while holding back its wireless model with noise-canceling headphones for the “iPhone 7s,” according to a Barclays analyst report posted today. The report states that the 2016 iPhone 7 will include Lighting-equipped headphones, with the “potential” for a dynamic noise-canceling…

New patent suggests that in addition to getting rid of the headphone jack, Apple wants to improve speaker quality

A new patent that was awarded to Apple today suggests that the company is looking for a way to create higher quality audio in a device that is smaller and thinner. This falls in line with the recent rumors suggesting that the iPhone maker wants to get rid of the headphone jack as a whole in the iPhone 7, favoring Lightning and Bluetooth. Given the area…

Report: Apple is testing multiple variations of iPhone 7

The iPhone 6s launched just a hair over two months ago, yet the rumor mill will not stop. According to G for Games Apple is testing multiple variations of the iPhone 7, five to be exact. This includes a model that replaces the lightning port with a USB-C port. Not only that, Apple is also testing model without a home button, wireless charging technology,…

Report: Apple will get rid of 3.5mm port in iPhone 7

According to a report from Macotakara, Apple is planning to slaughter the 3.5mm headphone jack in its next generation iPhone. Getting rid of the port would shave 1mm off of the current iPhone 6s. Of course, this would make it Apple’s thinnest iPhone ever, however if you want to use headphones it’ll have to be over Bluetooth or via the lightning…

New, smaller Square card reader designed by Lightning connector creator

The Square card reader has often been regarded as one of the best creations for small businesses, as the device has allowed many business owners to use iPads or similar devices as their cash registers, and still allow them to accept credit and debit cards as well. The design of the reader has remain mainly unchanged since its inception: a simple, fairly…