AWT News Update: April 18, 2017

AWT News Update: April 18, 2017

Death, taxes, rumors, taxes, more rumors, and more flaming batteries? That's what we might have today on this Tax Day, 2017:

  • Using smartphones while driving is probably behind the first rise in motor vehicle deaths in 40 years
  • Bloomberg says there are multiple iPhone 8 prototypes under consideration, but we think their assertion that Apple would ship a "top of the line" iPhone without Touch ID is stupid
  • Will the 2017 iPhone crop come with the Lighting to 3.5mm headphone adapter? That's the important question!
  • iFixit found that the battery used in the new Samsung Galaxy S8+ is almost identical to those in the Galaxy Note 7 "burner phones" last year
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Your iPhone 7 may come without a 3.5mm headphone jack

Your iPhone 7 may come without a 3.5mm headphone jack

Rumors can be fun, and sometimes a little disconcerting to people who have Apple products or peripherals that can be affected by a decision made by the company. The latest rumor from Japanese website Mac Otakara says that Apple has plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 (or whatever the next-gen iPhone is called) and instead use an all-in-one Lightning connector for audio output.

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