Apple iPhone 7 Real Audio Review: No headphone jack?

Apple’s move to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is still largely being discussed as a rather controversial move, though we’re still waiting to see how more consumers take to this new hardware. Will people embrace Bluetooth audio solutions? Will folks cope with adapters and dongles? Might some people purchase different phones simply to keep using the headphones they already own? Time will tell, but we’re sure to see more manufacturers follow in Apple, Motorola, and LeEco’s footsteps. It makes too much sense from a business perspective, encouraging customers to purchase additional accessories.

In the meantime, while some phones still have headphone jacks, we’re going to take a closer look at audio performance from the phones we review. Similar to our series of Real Camera Reviews, we’ll be taking a closer look at headphone and speaker playback, while explaining some of the methods we use to test these products. We can’t think of a better phone to start this series off.

Apple iPhone 7 Real Audio Review: No headphone jack?

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Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.