Apple announced the W1 processor on September 7, 2016. This proprietary technology is built into wireless AirPods and several Beats wireless headphones. The W1 chip is designed to improve sound quality and ensure a better, unbroken wireless connection when playing audio from a connected device.
Many Apple fans looking to buy the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus are wondering, just what headphones are included?
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus do not come with wireless AirPods. These are a separately available accessory for $159.
September 7th is only a week away, but this hasn't stopped a fast and furious torrent of iPhone 7 rumors and leaks. The latest reports touch on cosmetics, storage space, and more. Apple's next generation iPhone is not expected to be a radical departure from the current model. But this doesn't mean the company has no surprises waiting in the wings. The past few days have confirmed several tidbits coming in the official announcement next week.
Several reports over the months have predicted the demise of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the upcoming iPhone 7. More evidence has surfaced that Apple indeed plans to send the legacy audio jack to its final resting place alongside the floppy drive. Images leaked on the Chinese site Weibo show standard EarPods with one glaring difference: a Lightning connector in place of the familiar audio plug.
The week in iPhone news was exciting for Apple fans looking forward to future devices and firmware. A surprise release of iOS 9.3 beta to developers revealed significant feature improvements in the pipeline. Details on the upcoming 4-inch iPhone slated for release early this year also surfaced, along with a new moniker for the device. Changes are also on the way to iTunes Radio and the iAd platform. Here are five highlights from the top Apple news of the week: