New patent reveals Apple may change the size of iPhone headphone jack

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Do you remember the outrage that the new lightning adapter on the iPhone 5 caused when it made everyone switch charger cables? Get ready for more rage as another similar change may be in the pipeline. According to Apple Insider, in an attempt to make thinner devices, Apple has filed a new patent that suggested another element that could be shrunk in the upcoming models: the headphone jack.



The patent shows a new design that proves considerably thinner, but of course this means you will have to replace your headphones with a set that carries the proprietary technology, which won't be compatible with older models. According to TechRadar, the iPhone 7 is likely to be a major redesign from the iPhone 6, but at the moment there hasn't been an official statement regarding the update.

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