Is the headphone jack on the iPhone worth saving? Thousands believe it is. Here’s a look at this and other technology news on this Thursday, June 23.
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Fighting over the iPhone headphone jack
Over 300,000 people have signed a petition telling Apple to keep the standard headphone jack on the so-called “iPhone 7.” The move comes as rumors continue to suggest that Apple is removing the jack to make next-generation devices thinner. Twitter is also getting on board with #savejack. (Via AppAdvice reader Richard)
Apple opens another new store in China region
Cupertino continues to build and open new retail stores in China. The latest is the New Town Plaza outlet in the Sha Tin district of Hong King.
The new shop is Apple’s 46th in the Greater China region, according to 9to5Mac.
T-Mobile makes a move in Europe
From PCMag some great news for those traveling abroad this summer: “The self-proclaimed “un-carrier” is giving customers unlimited high-speed data, up to 4G LTE speeds, throughout Europe this summer (with the exception of Andorra), at no additional cost. The offer is available from July 1 through Aug. 31.”
Nearing the end of its 2015/16 term, #SCOTUS rulings are in the news.
Other topics being discussed today:
Today, June 23 is National Columnists Day and National Pink Day.
London Technology Week continues through June 26.
Rewind: On this day in 1860, the U.S. Secret Service was created.
Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- Google Fiber’s wireless plans take shape with purchase of a gigabit ISP, Ars Technica
- Apple might be quietly preparing an assault on the cable box via its Apple TV, TechHive
- Huawei is working on its own mobile OS in case things sour with Google, The Verge
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