Report: iPhone 7 may include stereo speakers in place of headphone jack

In addition to the previously rumoured dual-camera system, a new report from MacRumors suggests that the iPhone 7 may also include dual stereo speakers, with the second speaker being located in place of the 3.5mm headphone jack found on current iPhone 6s models. Reports that Apple was considering dropping the headphone jack began to surface last fall, although it wasn’t until last week that two analysts from Barclays suggested that Apple was in fact considering adding a second speaker in its place for stereo audio. The Barclays report suggested that the speaker system would be powered by an amp chip from Cirrus Logic, a notion seemingly confirmed by today’s report from DigiTimes that Cirrus Logic has now begun ramping up production capacity to provide chips for the iPhone 7.

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