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Is the iPhone 7 getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack?A report claims Apple will make Lightning its do-everything port for a slimmer iPhone 7. Rumors point to thinner MacBooks, and our NBA 2K16 giveaway!
[MUSIC] What's going on, Brian Tong here, and welcome to The Apple Byte where everything you can think of, good and bad inside the world of Apple. Let's get to it and the big story this week, is Apple going to get rid of the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the iPhone? Of course they are, it's Apple. Now according to the reliable Japanese website Mac Otakara, the big A is planning to remove the headphone jacks on the next gen iPhone in favor of an all-in-one lightning connector. Why, Apple? Because. They wanna give us what we want, a thinner iPhone 7. In fact, removing the headphone jacks and only using a lightning port would allow the phone to be a hole. Millimeter thinner. The report says Apple may also release lightening equipped ear pods to support the new audio output and a 3.5 millimeter lightening adaptor would be required for compatibility with wired headphones. Now this is completely different and you can't compare it to Apple changing from their 30 pin connector to lightening. The 3.5 millimeter jack has been around since the mid 1950's. That's when Charlie was born! Hey! Cool it, daddy-o. I'm a true Eisenhower baby and proud of it. And how will you charge your phone at the same time while you're listening to music? Will the new iPhone end up coming with the adapter? Will the adapter allow us to charge and listen to music? If it comes with an adapter or if you lose it, what is Apple gonna charge us? $25 for a replacement because Yeah, you know, it's Apple. Now really, I like move, I really do, but there's obviously a lot of unanswered questions and speculations, but as long as 300 500 dollar headphones that a lot of us have invested in still work, I'm all for it. Now the writing might have been on the wall already, back in June of 2014, Apple's new Made for iPhone program specifications Allowed manufacturers to create headphones that work with iOS devices via a Lightning cable rather than a regular headphone jack. At the moment, manufacturers have been very slow to adopt Lightning compatible headphones. And iPhone 7, based on the story, will most likely change that. So if you're mad, if this whole thing gets you angry, don't get yourself worked up over this. Apple is saving us one millimeter. One millimeter to make sure this phone looks really good in our skinny jeans. Alright in more future iPhone stories, Japanese website Nikkei reports that Apple is planning on switching to OLED displays in iPhones for the first time starting in 2018. The report says Apple has notified it's suppliers with LG and Samsung sharing a large portion of the OLED panels for future iPhones. The move could also hurt Apple's current LCD screen suppliers, Sharp and Japan Display. OLED screen's can bring sharper images and brighter colors compared to LCD, but typically have a shorter life span and higher manufacturing costs. All right, Taiwan's economic daily news says Apple's preparing to introduce a new MacBook Air at next year's WWDC. A new MacBook Air is said to be bringing a slimmer design and will come in 13 inch and a 15 inch size this time around. There is no report if an 11 incher will be part of the family, and it may not be after the release of Apple's ultrathin 12 inch Retina MacBook that could take up that spot. The report says the slimmer design will be realized by fully redesigned components inside the machine and is expected to launch end of July to September timeframe. All right, Amazon Prime video could be coming to the Apple TV in the next few weeks. We've never seen the video service on an Apple TV before and Amazon even took the Apple TV and Chromecast off it's site because they said the product didn't offer their Prime video service. Amazon appears to have confirmed to engineer Dan Bostonweek that it's developing a TV OS app that will arrive by the end of the year. And how about some more gaming content for Apple users. Sony's Shuhei Yoshia, better known as Shu to gamers, announced on Twitter that the company is working on an official remote play app for the Mac and PC that would enable users to stream and play their PS4 games on their desktop and notebooks. That's kind of a big freaking deal since remote play has been limited to Sony devices up to this point. Now, getting better gaming on the Mac no matter how you do it is a big deal. And [UNKNOWN] gave no official time table for when we can expect to see it. All right. Now, I'd like to take a moment to make a correction from last week's episode. I forgot to credit [UNKNOWN] with her video footage, when we talked about the Apple Pencil and the Surface Pen it was an honest mistake and we just wanted sorry [UNKNOWN]. Keep doing great work, and yes it's a bad apple. [SOUND] That's actually the first one I think I actually deserved out of all these 364 episodes. And last week I also told you I'd accept your picture submissions If you wanted a portrait of your own, by B-Teezy with the iPad Pro, so, take a look at some of these masterpieces from my artist's corner. Mario Sandoval asked, can you draw my boxer for me?, and I did! Oh, you meant this boxer. Now, Sarah said she would die of happiness but, I'd rather you live. And Jason Moline gets some love for his support of Movember. And so does [UNKNOWN] kitty cat, Salmer. Wait hold on I accidentally switched those around, this is Jason and this is Salmer. Now keep on sending me pictures that you'd like to see brought to life with my amazing skills. It could be yourself or your pet. I have a ton still, and I'll keep featuring them until you guys say stop. [SOUND] And on to our NBA 2K16 giveaway winner. The correct answer to what keeps me all in shape is Cinnabon. In fact, I only eat it like Twice a year. So congrats go out to Omari John and Jaime Castro who said this. And Jake, who didn't win, but said, don't forget to Cinnabon your girlfriend for Christmas. I don't even know what that means and I don't want to look it up on Urban. Dictionary. All right, that's gonna do it for this week. Send me your comments and pictures and whatever you want to firstname.lastname@example.org or twit me @briantong and we will return next week for another. [UNKNOWN] Thanks so much for watching we'll catch you all next time for another bite of the apple. [MUSIC]