Rumor: Apple To Remove Headphone Jack in iPhone 7

Apple is reportedly planning to drop the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in the new iPhone 7 to further slim down the phone, according to a new rumor.

The new iPhone will come with a new Lightning port, replacing headphone jack. This will make new phones more thinner than the iPhone 6s, according to Japanese tech website Mac Otakara.

Reports say that this new Lightning port would make the iPhone 7 at least one millimeter thinner. The 3.5mm headphone jack is a standard almost on all phones and tablet.

Apple, according to sources, working to develop a new Lightning connector supporting Lightning-equipped headphones. The port will have a digital-to-analogue converter for backwards compatibility with wired headphones.

In addition, the tech giant is also building EarPods supporting headphones and Bluetooth. The company is expected to release Lightning-equipped EarPods bundled with the next iPhone. Those EarPods will be sold separately by the company for use with other iOS devices, according to the reports.

In other Apple news, Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News claimed that Apple will launch a new redesigned an all-new MacBook Air next year.

According to the reports, the company will unveil new MacBook Air series at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2016.

According to Apple Insider, Economic Daily News reported that the Apple plans to introduce a 15-inch MacBook Air model next year.

According to the sources, there are changes that Apple will stop building the 11-inch MacBook Air. Source say that the company is in talks with partner suppliers to finalize a new design for a 15-inch MacBook.

Apple is favorite stock among billionaire investors. The company is trading up 0.97% to $118.97 in today trading session. Apple has a market cap of $662.80 billion.