Hid in iPhone 7 in place of the 3.5 mm Jack

Apple saved for iPhone 7 from the 3.5 mm Jack, and added stereo speakers. However, it is noteworthy that the company used as a second loudspeaker, which is also used for communication with interlocutors and located on the front side of the smartphone. You want the answer to the question: what is behind the holes on the left side of the Lightning connector?

When we talk about the stereo speakers in the iPhone, it seems that they are located on both sides of the Lightning connector, as implemented in the iPad. In the case of the iPhone 7, it is not. On the right side of the Lightning connector in the iPhone 7 is the speaker, and on his left there. It turns out that six holes to the left of the Lightning perform only a decorative role.

The iPhone 6s next to the 3.5 mm Jack was one hole for the microphone. If Apple got rid of the connector for moisture protection, for which the company then replaced it with six holes? The answer to this question is no. iFixit, who have already managed to disassemble the iPhone 7, I noticed that the place for the 3.5 mm Jack is the Taptic Engine, which does not need any holes, and a simple plastic insert.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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