No, the next iPhone will not have a headphone jack and no you will not be “forced” to keep your iPhone 6s forever.
First, Apple includes both Lightning EarPods and an adapter for wired headphones, so you can still use your wired headphones.
Second — just get a pair of wireless headphones and be done with it.
Will iPhone get headphone jack back?
Apple ditched the 3.5mm jack back in 2016 with the introduction of the iPhone 7, and some of us still haven’t gotten over it. The 3.5mm audio jack is universal and handy, allowing someone to grab a set of headphones, any headphones costing between $10 and $1,000, and connect it to their phone.
Why do new iPhones not have headphone jack?
But if you’re too lazy to watch it… the reason for removing the headphone jack is quite simply because Apple can now earn money off of other companies making headphones or headphone dongles specifically for the iPhone since Apple owns the lightning port.
What is the last iPhone with a headphone jack?
Why did Apple remove the headphone jack?
Back in January 2016, some eight months before the iPhone 7 was actually unveiled, a sound theory explained that Apple wanted to launch all-screen phones in the future, devices that didn’t have a home button. To do so, Apple needed to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack since it wasted so much space.