New Breed of Lightning Headphones Available in 2017

If are about to purchase the new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus from Apple there is something you should be aware of: Both the 7 and 7 Plus no longer come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. This means that you can no longer use a standard pair of headphones with the new version of Apples popular mobile device.

If you already own an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, then you will likely be aware of this fact already and you may have either given up on using your old headphones or been thinking about purchasing a pair of wireless headphones instead.

Have no Fear, Lightning Headphones are Here

Before you go out and buy an expensive pair of wireless headphones just to circumnavigate Apples design flaws there is another option that you should hear about. This option is to instead purchase a pair of headphones that support the lightning connection port. That’s right, there are headphones that connect via Apples lightening port rather than via a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

These lightning headphones are fully compatible with the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus because they will connect via the phones lightning port (The same port that you would use to charge the phone). This is great because it saves you having to pay an extortionate price for wireless headphones that you don’t need or want.

There are other advantages to the new lightning style headphones as well – not only will you solve your immediate problem but you are also effectively saying “No” to Apple: No Apple, we won’t be forced to do things your way, or to buy your products but rather we can still use our own products that have been redesigned to fit your new device layout. This tells Apple that they can’t control the way their devices are used and they can’t remove ports at will just to force users to purchase all of their add-ons directly from Apple.

Digital Sound and Superior Quality Audio

The great thing about the lightning port is that it’s a digital port. This means that you will have a crystal-clear sound quality when using lightning headphones – compared to traditional headphones that connect via the audio jack you should notice the sound quality is superior and will not have any crackling or distortion that is typically associated with any analogue signal.

The lightning technology is normally only found in Apple products and until now there hasn’t been much of a need for other manufacturers to use the port, because there have always been alternatives. However, now that Apple have taken the decision to remove the audio jack from their newer phones there will likely be a surge in the number of products that support the lightning jack so its worth keeping an eye out on the market because there will likely be lots of choices when it comes to wired headphones that support the lightning cable connection.

Sources and Further Information

Most of the information for this article was obtained from the iPhone headphone news site Lightning Cans. If you want to keep up to date with further developments from Apple as well as the manufacturing industries responses to those developments this site is well worth keeping in your favourites list.

The New Galaxy S8 From Samsung Will Have 10nm Technology

According to Samsung, their new Galaxy S8 phone will have the only existing 10 nanometer semiconductor. They are planning on expanding this technology in the future to other phones.  The Vice-President of Samsung Electronics, Jong Shik Yoon, is very excited about the technology and says that it shows that Samsung is an industry leader.

Experts say the 10nm technology is similar to the 14nmm technology but the 10nm technology is better designed and can do things that the 14nm technology cannot do. One of the things the 10nm technology offers is a better 3D transistor. The improvement in technology will make the Samsung phones perform more than 25% better and the phones will use around 40% less power based on what Business Wire says.

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Samsung has not said specifically which of their new phones will have this new technology but they say it will be in a new phone soon, probably within the year. Experts are theorizing that they will put their new technology in the new version of their very successful Galaxy model when the release the S8. The reason that experts think this is how technology will be released because the new Galaxy phones are usually released during the early months of the year and then the Note phones are released a few months later. Samsung has not said when the Note 7 will be replaced with a new model.

It is thought that the Galaxy 8 with the 10nm technology will be virtual reality enabled. The 4K display and the other technology will be able to keep up with the newest virtual reality games. Tech Times reported that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 which will replace the Snapdragon 820 in the near future will use the 10nm technology and Samsung will provide this technology for the Qualcomm phones. Experts expect this technology to show up in a Samsung phone in the first part of 2017 and to become the norm in Samsung devices before long.