Technically the iPhone cannot get any thinner

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  1. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    Just look at the headphone jack. It almost encompasses the entire body thickness. If the phone gets any thinner, the headphone jack hole will be bigger than the phone itself

    I think Apple also knows this is the maximum they will go before the camera protrudes even more or the headphone jack is bigger than the thickness of the phone
     
  2. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    They could go the 2.5mm route, or use the Lightning port for auxiliary as well.
    Edit: just looked at my 6. There's still ~1mm on each side.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    There was a neat patent published a few years ago by Apple for a very this headphone jack that could accept current sized headphone cables.
     
  4. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    Don't post this, you just know someone at Apple may take it as a challenge D:
     
  5. Smartass macrumors 6502a

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    Everybody should thank this headphone jack, otherwise Apple would make iPhone even thinner and then you could just wrap it around your hand
     
  6. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    The iPod touch is thinner at 6.1mm and it has the same headphone port.
     
  7. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Well.. the headphone jack goes to lightning? Apple just bought a headphone audio company. Perfectly slots in to ensure that business takes off.
     
  8. vonWachtstain macrumors regular

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    Rather Androids will have it first and we will get it 2 years later at 16/64/128GB 399/499/599 per 2 year contract :p
     
  9. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it'll be time to say goodbye to headphone jacks in a few years. I'd be quite happy to see all headphones move to some super low energy wireless standard.

    BT LE is still quite power hungry. I have a pair of Jaybirds, the sport ones, and they really don't last long. And they're crap in terms of the connection dropping out if something is between them (like your body if your phone is in your back pocket).
     
  10. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thin. The iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1mm thin. Although the iPod touch is 6.1mm thin, which to my knowledge has a standard headphone jack. So yes, they could make the devices thinner. The iPod nano is 5.4mm thin as well.
     
  11. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Exactly. Don't underestimate Apple. IPhone 7 will be thinner.
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    If they use the lightning connector for the headphone jack, how can someone listen to music and charge at the same time? :mindblown:
     
  13. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    What somebody else said. The nano is 5.1 mm. They can go thinner.

    And you can bet they will.
     
  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Your mistake is assuming that headphones have to be connected to the phone. Bluetooth ear buds already exist. Furthermore, the iPhone can already sync over wi-fi, and wireless charging exists as well. In the near future, there's no reason why the iPhone can't be a completely wireless device with no physical ports at all.
     
  15. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Split cable? Like those old dual FireWire/USB 30-pin iPod cables.
     

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  16. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    BS I want it thinner than Steve jobs looked in the casket.....

    What?

    To soon?

    Ok then thinner than Johney Ives hair line, is that better?
     

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