The Tech Media Minute: Don't Tell Anyone, but the 'iPhone 7' Might Be Waterproof
Here’s a look at the top technology stories on this Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.
Top news stories
The “iPhone 7’s” big secret revealed?
When Apple announces the next iPhone in September, we’ll hear a lot about the device’s amazing new camera and revised home button. There might also be a lengthy discussion on why Apple elected to remove the device’s audio jack. One feature about the “iPhone 7” might also be true, but Apple might try to hide it nonetheless.
According to The Independent, the next iPhone could very well be waterproof, but don’t expect Apple to announce this fact:
But it isn’t clear that if Apple does make the new phone waterproof, it’ll actually market it that way.
The iPhone 6s, for instance, appears to be able to stand being thrown in water – videos on the internet show it being put into bowls of liquid and surviving. But the company hasn’t talked about waterproofing at all, and actually dropping it into any liquid is still not recommended.
The iPhone 7 is likely to be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 7
The big Tim Cook interview is trending on this Monday morning. As we have reported, the Apple CEO told The Washington Post that his company’s future products are going to rely heavily on artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR).
Also being discussed today:
On this day
Today, Aug. 15 is Relaxation Day.
The Intel Developer Forum begins tomorrow, Aug. 16 from San Francisco, California.
Rewind: On this day in 1914, the Panama Canal was opened.
We’ve looked around the web and found these other stories worth considering:
- Google is working on a new operating system named Fuchsia, The Verge
- Twitter introduces ‘promoted stickers’ for brands, with Pepsi as first partner, TechCrunch
- What I Learned Working With Jony Ive’s Team On The Apple Watch, Fast Company
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