One of the constants of tech news is that there will be iPhone rumors, and this year has been no exception. 2017’s iPhone may actually be one of the most anticipated yet, with it being the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone’s release. What’s been interesting about it this time around is that while there have been plenty of rumors floating around, there hasn’t been much evidence to support any of the claims. For the most part, we have no idea what to expect from Apple this fall.
However, this week we’re starting to see some evidence that lends credence to a few of the rumors, and it came from an unlikely source: firmware for the Apple HomePod.
Apple’s WWDC developer conference kicked off this week, and as usual Apple held a keynote on Monday to announce updates in its hardware and software offerings. This was an unusually long keynote and Apple didn’t leave very many of its products untouched, so there is a lot that I could potentially talk about. In the interest of keeping our articles to a reasonable length, this post is going to focus on mobile-related announcements. For all of the other WWDC announcements, check out our other post here.
The Internet has been buzzing recently about a rumor published by the Wall Street Journal that the next version of the iPhone will have a USB-C port. Rumors about future iPhones are a dime a dozen, but the WSJ is a credible enough source that people are taking a serious look at whether this is something Apple might actually do. Is it actually plausible that Apple might ditch the Lightning connector for USB-C?