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Apple's iPhone 7 cancel 3.5mm headphone jack

Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and much of what was rumored about it has turned out to be true. The new iPhone does not have a headphone jack or a physical home button and the Plus includes a dual-lens camera that gives people a 2x optical zoom. Storage options now go up to 256GB, with the 16GB version getting ditched. The 32GB phones start at $649 for the iPhone 7 and $769 for the iPhone 7 Plus.
Some things rumored about the iPhone 7 did not pan out, though. There is no OLED version and the screens on each iPhone seem to be the same. The resolution is the same as on the 6s and 6s Plus, which might be to conserve battery life. That could also be a reason for avoiding OLED. While true black pixels do not draw power on OLED displays, fully-lit screens consume more power.
Apple is compensating well for some of the transitions taking place in the iPhone 7. The lack of a physical home button is not such a big deal. The button is now "solid-state," so there is nothing to press, but it has the advantage of Apple's 3D Touch. Apple is also opening up the home button to third-party developers so they can build new functionality into this more capable home button.
To compensate for the lack of headphones, Apple is including both headphones with a Lightning connector and a 3.5mm jack plug to Lightning adapter in the box with the iPhone 7. Apple likewise unveiled the AirPods, which are completely wireless headphones that offer five hours of playback and up to 24 hours when recharged through the carrying case. This case is also key to how the AirPods function. When the lid is opened revealing the headphones, a notification pops up on a user's iPhone asking to connect. With one tap, they are ready to go. The AirPods still use Bluetooth to connect, but software has simplified the process, which could be troublesome with other wireless earbuds. The AirPods likewise allow users to switch easily between devices like the Apple Watch and MacBooks. Each AirPod includes a microphone, allowing users to just put one in and make a phone call. Unlike the included Lightning headphones, however, the AirPods will cost an extra $159.
For the cameras, Apple is finally releasing a dual-lens option that people have been waiting for, but only in the iPhone 7 Plus. One is a 28mm wide-angle lens, which the iPhone 7 also has, and the second is 60mm. This gives users the option to zoom in up to 2x without using a digital zoom that crops the picture. Apple has also improved the flash, including a quad-LED flash on both phones that offers 50 percent more light than before. The company even showed off the improved low-light photos that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can take.
At the announcement, Apple unveiled the latest Apple Watch, which is similar to the previous generation but includes a faster chip and GPS, which should be especially useful for people using the gadget as an activity tracker. Apple did not announce new iPads, but it offered higher storage options at each price point, making each device cheaper per gigabyte. Still, the iPhone 7 was definitely the highlight of the announcement.
Declining sales at Apple means the company is really hoping it has innovated enough to increase iPhone sales. Other phone makers are likely to follow in Apple's footsteps in some areas, especially in headphones. Motorola actually beat Apple to releasing a smartphone without a 3.5mm audio jack. Intel is also pushing USB Type-C headphones. While Apple is likely to have a big impact on the headphone market, the lack of an OLED display means the anticipated impact on the OLED market will not come to pass—at least not this year.