Apple to kill 3.5 m port in next iPhone

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Its being predicted that Apple will kill the 3.5mm jack in next version of iPhone. When this may come as a surprise to some but if you notice carefully, Apple has always ditched popular interfaces ahead of its time. People did complain initially but latter adopted it and the industry followed its trend.

Apple has always ditched popular interfaces ahead of its time. People did complain initially but latter adopted it and the industry followed its trend.

Old time Apple user must have seen that Apple was first to drop the floppy drive from its iMac G3 in 1988,Apple was also the first to kill the CD Rom drive in laptops with its MacBook Air series later in ints Macbook Pro series of laptops and the industry followed. Apple also killed USB in its most latex MacBook Air to favour USB Type C port , well most of the major players have not done that yet on laptops but you can see the trend of USB Type C on mobile devices.

Apple was first to drop the floppy drive from its iMac G3 in 1988

 

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My take is that there will be Lightning connector only in next iPhone that will serve all data/charge/audio. Probably next ten iPhone will come with an Lightning connected headphones.

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May be it will be a USB Type C connector for headphone or it might be only wireless headphones for next gen of iPhone,we never know whats in store. We all can just wait and watch what Apple comes up with if they drop the 3.5mm port for iPhone.

Apple’s Swift Programming Language Open Source.

If you are a programmer you know about Apple’s programming language Swift, which you can say is a successor of Objective-C, used for making apps for iOS , OSX and Apple Watch. Apple previously announced in WWDC in June that it is going yo make Swift Open Source, well this December , Apple has kept its promise and gifted the new programming language to the open source community.

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If you need to know about Swift and its open source community go to Swift.org which has already been set up by Apple. You can also got and visit the GitHub pageĀ http://github.com/apple to learn more.