Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg:
The standout features will be a dual-camera system on the larger
iPhone, a re-engineered home button that responds to pressure with
a vibrating sensation rather than a true physical click and the
removal of the devices’ headphone jack, said the people, who
didn’t want to be identified discussing unannounced features.
Apple declined to comment.
It sounds like the plus-sized iPhone really will be the only model with the dual lens camera. Depressing if true.
The new iPhones will remove the headphone jack in favor of
connectivity via Bluetooth and the charging port. That will make
room for a second speaker, said the people. Apple started allowing
headphone makers to build headphones that can connect via the
iPhone’s charger connector in 2014, the same year the company
acquired headphone maker Beats Electronics.
That’s a dodge around the fact that Gurman apparently does not know what sort of ear buds (if any) Apple is including in the box. The iPhone already supports both Bluetooth and Lightning headphones, but the one that Apple includes in the box is the one that the headphone jack is being replaced in favor of.
★ Tuesday, 9 August 2016