Rumors have been flying about the iPhone 7 and one of the rumors that has some folks a bit concerned is the one suggesting Apple is ditching the headphone port on the smartphone. These rumors suggest that Apple is going to ship the next iPhone with EarPods that have Bluetooth connectivity with the iPhone for steaming music wirelessly. Rumors also continue to suggest that there will be a Lightning adapter that will allow you to connect headphones via the Lightning port.
This rumor doesn’t sit well with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Woz recently said that he doesn’t like Bluetooth because the sound is flat compared to a wired connection. He said, “I would not use Bluetooth … I don’t like wireless. I have cars where you can plug in the music, or go through Bluetooth, and Bluetooth just sounds so flat for the same music.”
Woz says that he would likely use the adapter and continue using his current earphones and noted that he was as attached to his accessories as he is to the iPhone. “Mine have custom ear implants, they fit in so comfortably, I can sleep on them and everything. And they only come out with one kind of jack, so I’ll have to go through the adaptor,” he said.
He continued saying, “If there’s a Bluetooth 2 that has higher bandwidth and better quality, that sounds like real music, I would use it. But we’ll see. Apple is good at moving towards the future, and I like to follow that.”
Perhaps Woz’s Bluetooth concerns will be addressed. Rumors have suggested that the iPhone 7 would use a custom Bluetooth chip inside. That custom chip might have improved sound quality that could lure people who like their music via a wire to a wireless option.