The iPhone 7 isn’t even out and rivals are already copying a rumored signature feature

Like it or not, Apple is still the company that dictates the future of the smartphone, even though the iPhone isn’t the dominant platform by market share. The features introduced by the iPhone are often found on devices from Apple’s rivals, and the same thing will happen with the iPhone 7.

The handset is reportedly going to lack a 3.5mm headphone jack, a standard feature across just about all consumer devices that output audio. And it’s likely that other smartphone makers are going to follow suit in the future. But one company seems so certain that the 3.5mm headphone port is going to die that it just launched no less than three new Android handsets that all lack the audio jack.

Apple may have different reasons for wanting to get rid of the old 3.5mm headphone jack standard. The company could reduce the thickness of the iPhone with the headphone jack out of the picture, and shrink the iPhone in future generations once the…

Read the entire article from BGR here: The iPhone 7 isn’t even out and rivals are already copying a rumored signature feature

 



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