Its no longer a secret that Apple is planning to make the next-generation of iPhone thinner than the current models – iPhone 7. For Apple to accomplish this task, they would have to redesign few of the hardware components in current iPhones, one notable change is to replace the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. According to information gathered from Japanese site Mac Otakara, that Apple already has a backup plan, as it wants to replace the headphone jack with a Lightning connector or Bluetooth headphones.
According to a recent post on Appleinsider, Apple could return to it’s popular 4-inch metal iPhone form factor next year (2016), with the aim to mass produce affordable iPhone 5s upgrades, boasting a powerful A9 system-on-chip, metal casing and next-generation software. According to information gathered by AppleInsider – it looks like Apple might market the 4-inch iPhone as a “budget” model, meaning the target demographic does not include customers looking for the latest technology in a smaller form factor.