New iPhone Tells Headphone Jack to Hit the Road

Apple will unveil its new iPhone 7 on Wednesday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2016 6:00 PM CDT
Updated Sep 7, 2016 12:33 AM CDT
Rumors Swirl Day Before Release of iPhone 7
Enjoy your iPhone headphone jacks while you can, rumor has it they'll be history when Apple unveils the new iPhone 7 on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Wednesday is new iPhone day, also known as tech-news Christmas. So here's what people are saying less than 24 hours before Apple unveils its new iPhone 7:

  • The biggest news circling around the new iPhone is its lack of a headphone jack, opting instead for wireless headphones or headphones that plug into the charging port, reports the Wall Street Journal, which also notes Apple has caused a stir with port changes in the past.
  • And Business Insider has a rumor that Apple won't even be using traditional Bluetooth technology for its new wireless iPhone headphones but is instead developing its own in-house tech.

  • MacRumors reports on tidbits from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with a "very solid track record" predicting Apple products. He thinks the iPhone 7 will include five color options, better water resistance, two rear camera lenses, and more.
  • Meanwhile, Mashable looks at 12 rumors swirling around the iPhone 7 and ranks them from most to least likely. The longest-shot features include a larger size, wireless charging, and a non-clicking home button.
  • But Fortune reports not everyone is excited for a new iPhone. With few major changes to the iPhone's looks expected, Wall Street analysts are predicting lackluster sales.
  • CNET counters that consumers shouldn't care what the new iPhone looks like for a very obvious reason: They're going to cover it with a case anyway.
  • Finally, BGR notes that Apple very rarely announces just one product during its events. It believes the tech company could reveal some other stuff Wednesday, including a new Macbook Pro and the Apple Watch 2.
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