Apple is expected to release new iPhones in September, which, according to Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his Mitar Do not include an adapter for the Lightning jack on the 3.5mm jack, Mac Rumors reports. So far, Apple had enclosed the adapter for free.
Cirrus Logic would be the main loser within Apple’s supply chain as a supplier of audio components plugged into the adapter. Therefore, for the time being, Barclays has lowered its quarterly and annual revenue forecast for the company by up to five percent. This approach also explains why banks are even interested in such information: It is not the love of Apple innovations but simply the question of which suppliers benefit from what changes to the Apple hardware and which of them could suffer disadvantages. Barclays has some credibility in this area as last year the investment bank predicted that Apple would continue to put the adapter in the box next to the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.
Apple eliminates the classic headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It was a very controversial decision, but the adapter has at least helped ease the transition. Apple and other manufacturers have long been selling headphones that have a direct Lightning port. The iPad is still a classic headphone output and even with the Mac computers, Apple has not waived this interface so far. In addition, Bluetooth devices can be used on all devices.
Apple still sells the adapter as an accessory. The price is very acceptable with 9 euros, if one compares this with other adapters from Apple.