iPhone 7 Repair – Eliminating 3.5mm Audio Port May Mean Trouble

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No doubt that Apple fans are loving the new features of the iPhone 7.   What’s not to love?  It’s thinner, water resistant, and has a better camera, etc… While there are plenty of features to rave about, there is also a glaring flaw that might cause an increase in iPhone 7 repairs.

Changes on new iphones

One of the most noticeable changes found on the iPhone 7 is the elimination of the 3.5mm audio port.  Audio jack technology has been around forever.  It works well in all types of devices and is a universally accepted standard.    So why change something if it is not broken?  You’ll have to ask the engineers at Apple to answer that question, they are innovators after all, and if they felt it was time to say goodbye to the ol’ audio jack, I’m sure they had good reasons.

We’ve repaired every Apple device over the years.  Here is why we think that the elimination of that audio port might cause the repair rates on the iPhone 7 to be higher than the iPhone 6 or 5’s.

iPhone 7 earphones

The iPhone 7’s earphones now share the charging port for audio, and problems with the Apple charging ports are already one of the most common iPhone repairs that we get in the shop.   So it makes sense that as this port gets more use, it will fail more often.  Because the phone is taken in and out of pockets, purses, bags, multiple times each day.  The charging port can accumulate lint or other debris.  If that lint or debris is not cleaned out properly, it acts like a sponge that absorbs moisture.  The accumulation of moisture, lint, and debris into the charging port is accelerated by pulling double duty with the headphones.

In addition to a possibility of higher failure.  The shared port won’t allow charging and listening to music at the same time, and the adapter it comes with.  It is easy to misplace.

So, if you are thinking about upgrading to the iPhone 7, keep these issues in mind, and consider also upgrading to a bluetooth audio headset!

As always, however, if you do need an iPhone 7 repair, we’ll have your new iPhone working like new in just a few minutes!