As we say goodbye to meteorological summer, a new “iPhone 7” leak surfaces. Here’s a quick look at what’s making news today, Aug. 31.
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A new ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ leak
A purported spec sheet for the so-called “iPhone 7 Plus” has leaked on China’s Weibo website (via Techtastic.nl). The sheet suggests that Apple’s next 5.5-inch smartphone will arrive with both Lightning-equipped wired EarPods and a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.
The leak also shows that a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus will launch, as has been previously rumored.
There is no way to confirm the validity of today’s leak. However, it seems unlikely that Apple would ship both a pair of EarPods and a headphone jack adapter.
Apple is set to unveil the company’s 2016 iPhones on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Apple increases iCloud storage availability
For the first time, Apple is offering 2TB of storage on iCloud. The new plan is $19.99 per month.
Each iCloud user gets 5GB of free storage. You can increase that number to 50GB for $0.99 per month. Other packages include 200GB for $2.99 and 1TB for $9.99.
The iPhone 7 Plus leak is trending on Twitter on this Wednesday.
Other topics being discussed include:
On this day
Today, Aug. 31 is National Trail Mix Day.
The @Scale Conference is today in San Jose, California.
Rewind: On this day in 1964, heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano died in a plane crash near Newton, Iowa.
We’ve looked around the web and found these other stories worth considering:
- Why Won’t Apple Fix The iPhone’s One Huge Design Flaw?, Co.Design
- The iPhone SE Is Limiting Apple’s Usual Seasonal Slump, Fortune
- Apple Leak Says The iPhone Home Button Will Be Eliminated In 2017, Forbes
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