Around early December last year, rumors and leaks surfaced that Apple will be removing the traditional 3.5mm jack on the device and replace it with a lightning connector for its upcoming flagship this year, expected to be called iPhone 7.
The said change will reportedly decrease the thickness of the device to up to one millimeter and will possibly give Apple a huge leeway to reclaim the reputation of being a thin handset.
However, the chances of the rumors coming true became higher, after a recent jailbreak for iOS 9.3 beta 1.1 found the code “‘Headphones.have.%sinput.NO.” According to Metro, this implies that there will no longer be a 3.5mm headphone jack on the upcoming flagship.
Nonetheless, 9to5 Mac believed that the code may also pertain to a code that prompts iOS if external speakers are connected to the device. It does not dismiss, however, the possibility of Apple removing the standard headphone jack, as implied by the code.
Aside from this change, the upcoming iPhone is also expected to boast Li-Fi internet, a network that uses visible light spectrum as compared to Wi-Fi’s radio waves, explained Alphr. This means that the Internet connection of the upcoming phone will be faster for up to 1GB per second or 100 times faster than a Wi-Fi’s connection.
The rumor started when a Twitter post by a user claimed that it found a code pointing to Li-Fi connection. The post said, “Li-Fi testing is already imminent. May appear in the next iPhone 7 according to iOS code in iOS 9.1 firmware.”
No official confirmation has been made by Apple for both the rumors regarding its lightning connector jack and the Li-Fi connection. In the meantime, fans will have to take these with a grain of salt. Apple usually announces its newest flagship in September of the year.