The rumor that Apple will get rid of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 resurfaced Tuesday.
Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone later this year. The iPhone’s Lightning connector reportedly will do double duty as its charging port and headphone connector. The result will be a thinner device and better water resistance. If the rumor is true, the move “is right in terms of timing,” said Jeff Orr, a senior practice director at ABI Research.
“It comes at a time when Apple needs to demonstrate it’s still an innovator.”