Apple iPhone: Out with 3.5mm headphone jack, in with new internal speakers?

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Apple’s new patent may offer an explanation for how it plans to address audio quality on internal speakers as it seeks to build ever-slimmer iPhones.


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Amid mounting speculation about Apple ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack with its next iPhone, the company now seems to be exploring more space-efficient internal speakers.

Apple has been granted a new patent that may offer an explanation for how it plans to improve or at least maintain audio quality on internal speakers as it seeks to build ever-slimmer iPhones.

Most mobile devices include an audio jack for headphones or external speakers, as well as internal speakers and either a microphone jack or…

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