Apple rumours: Is Apple Watch 2 coming on March 15?

Apple iPhone 7 with no headphone jack, new redesigned MacBook Air with the end of the 11-inch version: We take a look at some Apple rumours.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: February 8, 2016 11:08:47 am
 Apple iPhone 7, Apple MacBook redesign, Apple MacBook Air redesign, iPhone 7 rumours, Apple, Apple iPhone rumours, iPhone 7 Apple will redesign its MacBook Air series and launch a thinner iPhone 7, say rumour mills. (Source: Reuters)

Apple iPhone 7 might come without a headphone jack, have a thinner design and be completely waterproof. Well, that’s if you believe all the rumours doing the rounds. In addition to this, Apple will revamp the design of the MacBook Air completely and put an end to the 11-inch Air.

Of course all Apple rumours need to taken with a pinch of salt, given that not most of them do not come true.  Here’s a look at the ones trending online.

Apple Watch

According to latest reports, the second version of the Apple Watch will be announced as early as March 2016. A news item in TechCrunch says the launch will be on March 15. However, don’t expect a lot of hardware changes as the new additions are more likely accessories to the watch.

iPhone 7

No headphone jack: That’s right, Apple will ditch the headphone jack and instead users will have to plug their headphones into the lightning conductor itself, says a report on Japanese tech blog Macotakara, which has been shared extensively.

The report which quotes ‘reliable sources’ says that while users will be able to Bluetooth headphones, to use the older EarPod headphones, they will have to rely on a Digital to Analogue (DA) converter. A report on Apple Insider points out that the company had hinted about Lightning conductor supported accessories at WWDC last year as well.

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The Apple Insider report also points to a company patent that could make this possible. The patent shows a D-shaped connector that could replace current 3.5 mm jacks. The patent was first filed in 2011.

We’ll have to wait and see if Apple really ditches the headphone jack.

Apple iPhone 7 with USB-Type C:  G4Games has claimed that Apple is testing 5 different prototypes of the new iPhone 7 and that one could come with the Type-C USB charging and another prototype includes an AMOLED display.

Apple iPhone 7, Apple MacBook redesign, Apple MacBook Air redesign, iPhone 7 rumours, Apple, Apple iPhone rumours, iPhone 7 Apple iPhone 7 will be thinner and without a headphone jack, according to rumours. (Photo source: Reuters)

However as 9to5Mac points out, this one needs to be taken with a hint of skepticism as Apple could just be testing the devices and they might not make it to the final product line.

Thinner, waterproof iPhone 7: Another report on the blog Mac Otakara, which quotes from China’s Weibo, says that the iPhone 7 will be waterproof, dustproof. It adds that Apple will ditch the all-aluminum chassis for a metal one, which will be lighter than the current iPhones.  It also says that iPhone 7 will have a “completely flat LCD display”.

Interestingly people have conducted water testing on the new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and found that they worked just fine, although using the term waterproof would be a stretch and risk.

Apple MacBooks redesign:  This time rumours come from a Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News, which states that the Apple will redesign the MacBook Air ( a 13 and 15-inch version will be inveiled) and launch them at WWDC next year. The report adds that the tech-giant will ditch the 11-inch MacBook Air, as the iPad Pro with 12.9-inch has been introduced.

An Apple Insider report, however feels that Apple is unlikely to nick the 11-inch MacBook Air and instead will launch refreshed versions of the MacBook Pro.

Let us know in the comments which rumours you think will come true. 

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