A new report at the Wall Street Journal gets a lot of attention, despite containing nothing new about the iPhone 7.
The Wall Street Journal published a report about the iPhone 7 that reads like a summary of the iPhone 7 rumors from the past month. The Journal was not able to add event smallest new tidbit about the iPhone 7 and the 10th anniversary iPhone 7.
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The only thing I learned from it is that Jony Ive wants the iPhone ideally just to be a single sheet of glass. Now I understand why on Chinese social media the image above is circulating. It shows a smartphone that is just a sheet of glass.
The WSJ report about the iPhone 7 rekindled the controversy about Apple removing the 3.5mm headphone jack. Niley Patel on The Verge argues: "Removing headphone jack from phones is something that no one is asking for and has serious drawbacks including poor compatibility and accessibility, DRM audio." John Gruber at Daring Fireball holds against that with: "Headphone Jacks Are the New Floppy Drives, Apple is getting rid of outdated technology, making more room for the iPhone battery.
I am ok with Apple removing the headphone jack as long as they bundle Lightning EarBuds with the iPhone 7.
John Gruber also brings up a good point about the benefits of removing the headphone jack. It is not about enabling Apple to make the iPhone thinner. There are thinner iPods with headphone jacks. The main benefit is the gained room inside the iPhone.
The iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled in September. There is a whole Summer in between with lots of rumors and leaks. Maybe the WSJ will have also something substancial to add to the iPhone 7 conversation until then.
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