Headphone Jack in the iPhone is no longer needed – so, if you believe many online sources, decided in Cupertino. Last year this was written the authoritative resources Mac Otakara newspaper and Fast Company. The current model of the iPhone already support audio output via the Lightning interface on the market there are several models of headphones with this feature. The model that will come bundled with the iPhone 7 will get a Lightning connector instead of 3.5 mm. the millions of users who prefer third-party headphones with a higher sound quality, have to spend on adapters, external preamps with support for Lightning or use wireless connection.
The company Griffin proposed an interesting solution to the problem of lack of audio output from the iPhone 7. It is to purchase a small media adapter to transfer sound from your smartphone on headphones that works wirelessly via Bluetooth. The device is called the iTrip Clip. The user does not have to abandon their usual headset with a 3.5 mm audio Jack – compact inverter is equipped with audio input for standard headphones.
The wireless adapter is made in the form of a plastic clip, with buttons to control playback and volume level. The device has two connectors – the 3.5 mm and micro-USB for charging the internal battery. The latter has a capacity of 800 mAh and provides 6 hours in active mode. The device can be attached to the trousers or the pocket of a suit: it is sufficient to connect earphones to the device and you can listen to music from iPhone via Bluetooth.
The product is quite interesting, both from the point of view of form factor and functionality. For many users this may be the most appropriate option to use headphones with the usual 3.5 mm audio Jack with the iPhone 7. The disadvantage of the solution is that data transfer happens over Bluetooth, which is unlikely to please lovers of quality sound.