Changes are afoot for how iPhone users will listen to music, and between rumors that the iPhone 7 will ditch the usual analog headphone jack in favor of its Lightning port, or that Apple could introduce wireless “AirPods,” it’s really been looking like a big shift is right around the corner. Now a new analyst note attempts to get to the bottom of some of the tech that Apple’s likely to use on upcoming earbuds, and while we’re likely to see that move to Lightning happen with the iPhone 7, some of the more impressive changes could still be one more generation off.

The analysis looks to the possible role of Cirrus Logic tech in new EarPods – and specifically, that we could see the headphones pick up active noise cancellation, now considered quite the premium feature.

While the report concedes that the iPhone 7 will probably ship with Lightning-equipped EarPods, this proposed higher-end model with active noise cancellation probably wouldn’t be ready until next year, when it would ship with the iPhone 7.

Apple’s been facing a lot of pressure lately from competitors with more affordable smartphone hardware, so a move like this to package in some really attractive accessories could help out a little in reinforcing the iPhone’s value.

Source: Business Insider
Via: Cult of Mac

You May Also Like
OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077
OnePlus announces a Cyberpunk 2077 Edition of the OnePlus 8T
Cyberpunk 2077 Edition of the OnePlus 8T will go on pre-sale in China starting November 4, but no word on international availability yet.
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 reveals everything under the hood, along with a 5G issue
It seems that 5G won’t be so great after all in the latest iPhone 12 lineup, as new tests show that it has a massive impact on battery life
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S21 may launch sooner than expected
It seems that Samsung may be planning on launching the new Samsung Galaxy S21 series in January, early January