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iPhone 7 Plus teardown video shows why Apple ditched the 3.5mm audio jack

Wondering why Apple ditched the audio jack on its new iPhones? A teardown video provides a simple answer - it was taking too much space.

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The new Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are set to go on sale tomorrow in select countries, which also means that we will get to see teardown videos from the likes of iFixit. These teardowns usually reveal stuff that Apple didn’t announce, like the amount of RAM, the battery size and also the various measures used to make the new iPhones durable. In the meantime though, the first teardown video of the iPhone 7 Plus has surfaced online courtesy of a Vietnamese publication.

The 17-minute long video — unfortunately in Vietnamese — shows the innards of the Jet Black Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Almost immediately it is clear that prying the new iPhone open is not at all an easy task. Once they do manage to open the iPhone, you get an idea on why Apple ditched the 3.5mm audio jack. It was just taking too much space. By removing the audio jack, Apple was able to free up space to fit a bigger Taptic Engine. This engine provides the haptic feedback for the display’s 3D Touch technology, as well as the new Touch ID button. The physical home button on the new iPhones is no longer clickable and instead you can just place your finger for it to work. When compared to a teardown photo of last year’s iPhone 6s, it is amply clear just how much space Apple has been able to save.

apple-iphone-6s-plus-teardown-ifixitThe teardown video shows how Apple has fit the new dual-camera system in the top corner as well as the measures it has taken to save the important internal components from water damage. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus teardown video follows.

The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may not look very different from their predecessors, but there are quite a few improvements and upgrades like improved cameras, water resistant capabilities, and more power among others. The iPhones are powered by a new A10 Fusion 64-bit chipset paired with 2GB of RAM and 3GB of RAM respectively. Tests run by benchmarking websites already show that the new iPhones shattering existing records with a score of 178,397.

Apple’s new iPhones are set to go on sale tomorrow in select countries, and will be arriving in India on October 7. Apple’s premium resellers in India have started unofficially taking pre-registrations for the new iPhones for as low as Rs 1,000. While you can choose a storage and color variant, there is no guarantee that you would get your desired iPhone 7 variant on day one. In the meantime, here’s our guide on how to buy an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus for cheap before the official India launch. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus review roundup

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  • Published Date: September 15, 2016 12:15 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 15, 2016 12:20 PM IST