Sure, from the cynic’s perspective, removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 is just another way for Apple to lock users into its ecosystem of expensive aluminum-finished products.
This point is completely valid, there’s no doubt Apple sees the benefit in further integrating users to its product lineup, especially if we see lightning ports on new MacBook products (since they’re already also on ipad obviously) http://lightningcans.com/headphones-reviewed.
Sure, being locked in though has its positives Lightning Cans at http://lightningcans.com/headphones-reviewed/.
One of the reasons many Apple users love their products so much is precisely BECAUSE everything works together so seamlessly. Standardizing connectors across devices will be painful but growth usually is.
When you can use your high fidelity audio devices across all devices, while said devices continue to get slimmer and sleeker than ever, it will be hard to complain. Here are some of the benefits that this new tech will bring to consumers:
It’s a fact, iPhone audio quality isn’t great. In fact, audio quality for the latest iPhone is far from ideal. The quality of the music you hear from your headphones currently is dependent primarily on the phones DAC, or Digital-to-Analog-Converter.
This is a little electronic processor chip inside the phone that turns digital audio files such as the common MP3, into an analog audio signal that can then be transmitted via your 3.5mm jack headphones.
With a lightning connected headset digital music can be piped directly from the internal guts of your phone directly through your headphones and into your ears. With lightning everything is digital. With everything remaining digital there is tons of opportunity to improve the quality itself through all sorts of electronic wizardry.
But don’t just take it from us. Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, an absolute audio maniac, seemed excited about the prospect of losing the headphone jack as early as January this year when he stated on his site: If you look at the way Apple typically does things when introducing new technologies like this, there is no reason you wouldn’t be all for this new plan. They make it better, not worse http://lightningcans.com/headphones-reviewed.