The iPhone 7 Doesn't Have a Headphone Jack

The headphone jack is dead, long live the choking hazard–size "AirPods."
September 7, 2016, 6:27pm

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On Wednesday, Apple unveiled its new line of iPhones in San Francisco, and while it made a bunch of little changes that will push the phone onward and upward or whatever, the company also rendered that wadded up ball of white headphones in your pocket obsolete.

That's right—the headphone jack is dead, time to welcome the choking hazard–size "AirPods."

In order to listen to music and stay sane on your commute home from work, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners will have to rock a pair of wireless ear buds, which look basically like the old earbuds, just without the skinny white cord. They'll be able to wirelessly connect to the phone and improve the battery life, and the new phones will include a free adapter if you want to use a set of non-wireless cans.

Among the other notable changes for the new smartphone, Apple announced that the new sleek model will be water resistant, so now you can really continue playing Pokémon Go even after stumbling into a lake. It's also given the home button a "force sensitive feel," which basically means that it's going to respond similar to the way Mac trackpads do.

Apple has also improved the iPhone 7 camera and added a duel lens to the iPhone 7 Plus, with an improved zoom function, so you're well on your way to racking up more likes on Instagram than all of your peers.

The new iPhone will come in white/silver, rose gold, and two separate shades of black like something out of Spinal Tap. The phones are set to hit stores September 16.

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