Since Apple’s press event back on September 7, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have stolen the majority of the headlines ever since. Between the Jet Black color selling out, the phone reporting insane scores with its benchmarks, and so much more, the hype and craze around Apple’s safely played handset has been extremely real. However, among all this news and months beforehand thanks to the rumor mill, there’s been nonstop discussion about Apple’s decision to ax the 3.5mm headphone jack with their two latest handsets. Despite this being a logical step forward to do away with a technology that dates back to as early as the 19th century, a vast majority of people are still up in arms about the removal of this port. If you happen to be one of these people who simply needs to have a 3.5mm headphone jack on your iPhone 7, there’s now a case that will bring back the port to your new phone.
The case goes by the name of daptr, and it was created by Reddit user DungJohnson. The daptr case is still in a prototype form, and it gets the majority of its components from a battery case for the iPhone 6 that has supposedly been “heavily modified.” The case is built with metal bumpers, a clear back, and rubber edges along the side to add a touch of protection to your phone as well. It measures in a about 3mm thick, and will have an overall length of 22mm. However, the main star of the show for this case is undeniably the fact that it includes a functional 3.5mm headphone jack (and an extra Lightning port because why not.)
While it’s certainly an interesting concept for those who refuse to let the headphone jack die, this seems like a step in the wrong direction. There will more than likely be a heap of people that will jump at the gun for this case, but a world without 3.5mm headphone jacks is simply a world that we’re going to have to get used to sooner rather than later. Along with the iPhone 7, the Moto Z line is the other most notable smartphone that omitted the port as well. As we enter 2017 in just a few short months, don’t be surprised if more and more phones launch without this outdated port. And, more importantly, don’t be surprised if these phones don’t get cases like the daptr that brings the port back. While there might be a fix for this now, it’s time to move on.
DON’T BE SURPRISED IF MORE AND MORE PHONES LAUNCH WITHOUT THIS OUTDATED PORT
If you are still certain that you need to have a 3.5mm headphone jack on your iPhone 7, the daptr case is currently set to launch sometime in December of this year with a price tag of $49.