Apple has caused consternation in recent weeks as a result of rumours that it is going to do away with the 3.5mm headphone jack when the iPhone 7 is launched later in the year. And the world’s most influential mobile maker is even more likely to take this controversial design decision, if it uses its Beats headphone brand to launch a set of wireless earbud accessories, as reported by TechRadar.
Beats is a premium headphone brand which Apple acquired to up its dominance of the accessories market. And these wireless earbuds it is working on will, apparently, be able to charge up without being docked or plugged in via traditional means.
Instead, their onboard batteries will be rejuvenated via a charging case, with added benefits including noise cancelling technology helping them to appeal to enthusiasts and fashion fans alike.
The death of the 3.5mm headphone socket which is expected to occur as a result of Apple seeking to make the iPhone 7 thinner than ever is not something that industry observers and fans have greeted with much enthusiasm. But entering a new era of audio is going to need manufacturers to take a bold leap like this and the iPhone is the ideal platform to debut this start shift in connectivity.