A short podcast today due to circumstances that were totally under our control:
- As expected, an innovative iOS screencasting app was yanked from the App Store
- iPhone 7 rumors are heating up
- Our first AWT patron podcast is now available to anyone who supports the site
The text version is below. No video was recorded today.
Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for January 7, 2016.
We probably won’t see the next iPhone until September, but that’s not keeping the rumors from heating up. A source talked to Fast Company and said that Apple is going to get rid of the headphone jack on the next iPhone and use technology from Cirrus Logic to use the Lightning port for audio out. The new chipset will allegedly offer noise-cancellation capabilities when used with specific headphones made either by Apple, Beats, or licensed third-parties. Of course, dumping the headphone jack will make the future iPhone either thinner than the existing iPhone 6s body, or could add battery capacity. The rumors also say that Apple has finally decided to implement wireless charging in the next iPhones, something that has been available for years on high-end Android phones. Finally, and this one’s not a surprise considering the iPhone 6s series is very water resistant, it’s expected that the next round of iPhones will finally be waterproof. All of these are, of course, subject to change before the new iPhone finally sees the light of day.
If you’re a backer of Apple World Today on Patreon, you should have received an email a little while ago letting you know that our first weekly patron podcast is available for download. If you used another method to provide support for the website, don’t worry — as long as you’re one of the many people who hangs out in the Slack chatroom for patrons, you’ll find a link to get the podcast.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another edition of the AWT News Update.