“Apple is exploring a range of new technologies for the next edition of iPhone,” Kelly Sheridan reports for InformationWeek. “Industry watchers are expecting some major changes in the 2016 iPhone. ”
Here are five rumors circulating about the iPhone 7:
• Much thinner design: The company is reportedly working on a design that will be between 6.0- and 6.5-mm thick
• 3.5-mm headphone jack eliminated: A report from Japanese tech website Mac Otakara cites a “reliable” anonymous source who claims Apple is planning to swap out its 3.5-mm headphone jack and instead use its Lightning port for audio output. The GforGames blog post claims one prototype includes a USB Type-C connector that’s compatible with headsets. Apple has already included the all-in-one USB-C port in the newest MacBook model.
• Waterproof design
• On-screen fingerprint scanner: If true, the rumor would mean its next iPhone would have an edge-to-edge screen and eliminate the Home button entirely.
• Wireless charging
More info and links to sources in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Some of these may be too early for iPhone 7 in 2016. Perhaps for “iPhone 7s” in 2017?