iPhone SE Will Apple get rid of the headphone jack on the next iPhone SE?

Will Apple get rid of the headphone jack on the next iPhone SE?

  • Yes

    Votes: 22 47.8%
  • No

    Votes: 6 13.0%
  • Only in case of major redesign

    Votes: 18 39.1%

  • Total voters
    46

The Weatherman

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I am planning to replace my iPhone 5 with an iPhone SE and I'm considering waiting for the next update coming reportedly in early 2018. I have no use of a larger screen but I do need a headphone jack to plug my pair of headphones. If the new model wouldn't have it then I'd just take the current gen instead.

So, do you guys think Apple will remove the headphone jack on the next iPhone SE or keep the current design?
 

iSayBoourns

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Sep 15, 2017
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Why not use the very small adapter provided for free and continue to use your headphones, all while enjoying a much more updated phone? (Providing Apple actually does release a new SE and also removed the jack form it)

The tiny adapter isn’t as combersome as people around here would lead you to believe. Leave it on the headphone wire and it only “extends” the wire lendth by 1-2 inches.
 

nrvna76

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Aug 4, 2010
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There’s really no telling. Since we don’t know the reason for dumping it in the first place. They said that space inside the phone is a premium and they simply don’t have room for an aging technology anymore. If that is the case there is presumably less room in a smaller phone. So, if they add 3D Touch and keep the home button possibly they ditch it..? Idk. If they refresh the SE at all since they are still selling 7’s, 8’s, and X’s.
 

xxray

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Jul 27, 2013
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I highly doubt the SE will be refreshed. I bet it was more of a one time model to give some customers more time to get used to large screened phones.
This. It was called a special edition for a reason. Not to mention, that Kuo dude predicted all iPhones in 2018 will have FaceID, indicating the SE won’t be refreshed next year.
 
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marty1980

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Apr 22, 2011
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It’s likely, but since the SE was intended for less privileged countries, that may justify leaving the jack on any potential SE2. Especially if it comes in 2018. Apple may just force those customers to use the included adapter.
 

Reno Raines

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Jul 19, 2015
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I think Apple will keep the headphone jack in an updated SE just to throw some of us a bone. Again that is dependent on if they refresh that line.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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I think Apple will keep the headphone jack in an updated SE just to throw some of us a bone. Again that is dependent on if they refresh that line.
I don't think they will. Apple would be contradictory to retain the headphone jack on an iPhone model if it's re-introduced and they would rather have uniformity across the whole iPhone line up. Especially given the AirPods to continue to sell with the 3.5 Jack being deleted.
 
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iOSUser7

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Jun 23, 2014
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I don't think they will. Apple would be contradictory to retain the headphone jack on an iPhone model if it's re-introduced and they would rather have uniformity across the whole iPhone line up. Especially given the AirPods to continue to sell with the 3.5 Jack being deleted.
That’s what I would have thought of five years ago but today ? I wouldn’t bet on it.

Apple have completely lost their uniformity, their line up is a mess right now :

-For some reason every iPads they offer still have a headphone jack while the newer iPhones doesn’t.
-Every MacBooks still have a headphone jack too even though some have gone full USB-C (which can replace the headphone jack by the way).
-Also don’t forget the newer iMacs that still have USB-A and SD card slot even though they also have USB-C (which again can replace both of these older ports).
-Let’s not forget the mess of their color choices too with a missing rose gold on the iPad Pro 12.9 versus the 10.5, a missing gold color on the iPhone X versus the iPhone 8 and 50 freaking shades of space grey across devices.

So yeah, needless to say that Apple have been unpredictable these days...
 

dumastudetto

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Aug 28, 2013
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This. It was called a special edition for a reason. Not to mention, that Kuo dude predicted all iPhones in 2018 will have FaceID, indicating the SE won’t be refreshed next year.
Yep there won't be a new iPhone SE.

iOS 11 is the biggest hint. It doesn't work well on such a tiny display.
 

DMVillain

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Jul 20, 2011
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This. It was called a special edition for a reason. Not to mention, that Kuo dude predicted all iPhones in 2018 will have FaceID, indicating the SE won’t be refreshed next year.
Agreed. Based on Kuo’s comment, the best chance for a new smaller phone will be a smaller X to accompany the 2018 X Plus.
 

mwhals

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Sep 16, 2012
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Even if there is an upgraded iPhone SE, it will still have a headphone jack. It will be thick enough since technology won't fit if not.
 

Ladybug

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I think Apple may keep the SE around a bit longer but it will recieve only minor updates. The current SE already runs ios 11 from what I read. I expect a spec bump on the processor and perhaps a better screen.
 

elev8d

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Dec 9, 2008
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Why not use the very small adapter provided for free and continue to use your headphones, all while enjoying a much more updated phone? (Providing Apple actually does release a new SE and also removed the jack form it)

The tiny adapter isn’t as combersome as people around here would lead you to believe. Leave it on the headphone wire and it only “extends” the wire lendth by 1-2 inches.
It's one more thing to carry everywhere. I have 20 pairs of headphones from cheap to high end that already work with my other devices. People that defend apple's choice here clearly are blinded by fanboyism. I have an iPhone X and love the phone, but still am completely annoyed by Apple's choice on a regular basis.
 

willmtaylor

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It's one more thing to carry everywhere. I have 20 pairs of headphones from cheap to high end that already work with my other devices. People that defend apple's choice here clearly are blinded by fanboyism. I have an iPhone X and love the phone, but still am completely annoyed by Apple's choice on a regular basis.
Just FYI, you’re replying to a permanently suspended user.
 

TantalizedMind

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Feb 5, 2007
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I am planning to replace my iPhone 5 with an iPhone SE and I'm considering waiting for the next update coming reportedly in early 2018. I have no use of a larger screen but I do need a headphone jack to plug my pair of headphones. If the new model wouldn't have it then I'd just take the current gen instead.

So, do you guys think Apple will remove the headphone jack on the next iPhone SE or keep the current design?
Might as well ask us if aliens have 3 toes or 2... We do not work for Apple.