Supply Chain Rumors Reaffirm iPhone 7 Will Not Have Headphone Jack Read this and had a thought. Hopefully this hasn't been covered before or is less unique of an idea than I think it is. I, like many, believe it would be a bad move to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the next iPhone. It's just such a drastic change and I do not think the world as a whole is ready. The main argument, which I agree with, is that you would no longer be able to charge the phone and listen to music/take a call through the headphones at the same time, due to the headphones using the lightning port. Obviously this could be avoided by using bluetooth headphones, but not everyone owns/wants bluetooth headphones. Sidebar: I have always thought wireless charging is such a gimmick. Set your phone down on this pad and it instantly begins to charge with no cords blah blah... but 99% of the time I am charging my phone, I am also using it at the same time. At my desk, on the couch, reading in bed... not using it while it's sitting on a pad on a table. However, I now think Apple could pull it off in one specific way. Adapt the magnetic charging set up from the Apple Watch to the back of the next iPhone. Perhaps there could be a visible ring around the Apple logo on the back that looks similar to the back of the Apple Watch. This ring could be a contact point for a magnetic charge ring at the end of a charge & sync cable. With this setup, you don't have "wireless charging" per se since there would be a magnetic connection, but you still get the convenience of not having to plug a cable into a port on the phone AND you can use your phone in any position while its charging. It would just snap on. Best of both wireless and wired worlds. Plus you get the safety features the MagSafe cables provide for Macs. I think having a little "hump" on the back of the phone with the cable coming out of it would be very comfortable and versatile to use the phone while it's charging too, or when sitting on a table, versus now with a cable sticking out of the bottom and in the way of your hands. This could also open up and entire new world of docks and stands. Picture a third-party "dock" you could buy that you could hardwire in your car and attach to your review mirror. You get in, pull out your iPhone, and snap it onto the magnetic charging dock. It's optimally positioned for GPS/handsfree use, AND it's charging without unsightly cables hanging everywhere. And then the grand finale... You have a single-port iPhone that you can simultaneously charge and listen to music through your lightning port headphones. I personally think this would be a great setup. Yes it would suck that now all my 3.5mm stuff won't work... but that happened when they switched to lightning from 30 pin and I (and the ecosystem) got over that relatively pretty quick. It would be moving the design of the iPhone in a new direction, while also not sacrificing too much familiarity and functionality. What do you guys think?