The rumours of Apple replacing the headphone jack with the lightning port are everywhere in the social media. In the Portable Audio Music festival held last week, Apple addressed that it will be streaming high-quality audio for Apple Music which will be 24-bit. As we have seen this concept from the time iPods being placed on the mini speakers which are offered by Sony and Logitech.

Philips Fidelio M2L with the lighning connector (Apple Replacing the Headphone jack With the Lightning Port)
Philips Fidelio M2L

In the Market

This is a great move by Apple considering to change hardware, as we have also seen in the case of USB Type-C getting adopted by most companies. A great opportunity to the hardware manufacturing market giving rise to the need of adapters and cables to convert from 3.5 mm audio jack to lightning port and vice versa. It could also mean that there can be a price hike in the next iPhone and iPad range with this replacement. Philips Fidelio M2L and Audeze EL-8 Titanium are some examples of the products for lightning port USB audio. It is also to be expected that the EarPods which come along in the packing will compatible accordingly. So buying the next pair of headphones in the near future for Apple fans is going to get a bit pricey.

With much more room inside now, the nest iPhone might have a better battery or thinner than the previous iPhone, according to Forbes. There will be a lot of hardware and specification changes in the next one for sure. Another possibility is the Bluetooth-enabled audio tech which will surely work out if it is not for the high-resolution music output.