What are my headphone options with the iPhone 7?

September 20th, 2016

This week is the release of the new Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus


Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.

This week is the release of the new Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. With this version they announced they are removing the standard mini-phone jack that is widely used by portable devices.  When I first heard this I was worried that I may have to buy new headphones or buy some sort of Apple adapter.  The good news is that the phone comes with a lightning to mini-phone adapter that will allow users to connect their iPhone to their current wired headphones.  The Phone also comes with lightning EarPods that connect using the lightning port.  Standard Bluetooth headphones will work with the iPhone 7 and will connect using the Bluetooth pairing functionality as before.

Along with the launch of the new phone apple released its new wireless headphones called AirPods that contain a new W1 wireless chip designed by Apple. This wireless chip allows the headphones to connect seamlessly to the phone without pairing and uses less power than standard wireless chips.  This will allow the wireless headphones to run for up to 5 hours of listening time before needing recharged.  The case has a built in charger that will allow for more than 24 hours of charging.  When the battery is low the case and headphones can be charged by connecting the case to the lighting cable.  A fifteen minute charge is equal to 3 hours of battery life.  If you are not a fan of the new Apple EarPods, there will also be 3 pairs of wireless Beats by Dre headphones containing the new W1 chip as well.

Below are some of the new features for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

iPhone 7

  • 12MP camera
  • 4.7” Retinal HD display with wide color gamut

iPhone 7 Plus

  • 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • 5.5” Retina HD display with wide color gamut

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

  • Optical image stabilization
  • 7MP FaceTime HD Camera
  • New Home Button
  • Water and dust resistant ip67
  • Stereo speakers
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • LTE Advanced up to 450 Mbps
  • Longest battery life ever in an iPhone
  • iOS 10

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