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Apple Reportedly Is Planning to Omit Standard Headphone Jacks

Apple Inc. reportedly is planning to omit standard headphone jacks from future devices and instead force customers to use special headphones with the company's proprietary Lightning connector.

Forbes reports the Cupertino, Calif.-based maker of iPhones and iPads issued a specification update to its "Made for Apple" licensing program for headphones that connect with its proprietary Lightning port, which also is used to chargeThe amount of electricity present upon the capacitor's plates. Also, the act of forcing of electrons onto the capacitor's plates. See CoulombA coulomb is the unit of electric charge. It is named after Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.1 coulomb is the amount of electric charge transported by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second. It can also be defined in terms of capacitance and voltage, where one coulomb is defined as one farad of capacitance times one volt of electric potential difference.. the devices. The Lightning connector will allow higher-level sound quality, according to the specs.

The move also will allow Apple to leverage its recent $3 billion purchase of premium headphone maker Beats by producing a new line of high-end headphones.

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