The iPhone 7 isn't here yet, but we are already bored with it (The 3:59, Ep. 92)

We talk about the rumors swirling around the iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 and new MacBook Pro.

Ben Fox Rubin Former senior reporter
Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile, 5G, Big Tech, Social Media Credentials
  • SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
Ben Fox Rubin
Roger Cheng

We're about a month away from Apple's expected unveiling of its newest iPhone, so we used this episode to discuss many of the rumors circulating about new versions of the phone, Apple Watch and MacBook Pro.

There are a few hardware tweaks expected for the iPhone 7, including Apple cutting out the headphone jack to make the phone slimmer and allow the company to add another set of speakers. A new dual camera may be added to the iPhone 7 Plus. And the home button won't physically click anymore, instead using haptic feedback to simulate the sensation.

The Apple Watch 2 will reportedly have improved battery life and GPS, while the MacBook Pro should include a new touch bar display above the keyboard.
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