Listening to the iPhone 7 While Charging: A Higher Audio Performance Workaround

On September 16th 2016, Apple’s iPhone 7 went on sale with arguably the most controversial design move in the history of mobile phones – the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. At the special event in San Francisco where the iPhone 7 was announced a week earlier, Phil Schiller (Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing) calls the move courageous: “the courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us.” While the headphone jack is the oldest technology on the iPhone 7, it is the most mature and widely used port for many different applications. Deleting it from the most carried mobile device on the planet means using the iPhone 7 with standard headphones or in the car would require an adapter and some inconvenience... (read more)