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Why it makes sense for Apple to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack for the all-in-one Lightning connector in iPhone 7

Why it makes sense for Apple to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack for the all-in-one Lightning connector in iPhone 7

Apple has never shied away from waving goodbye to aging standards and technologies, having helped kill off the floppy disk, FireWire, and more recently the optical drive. Next on its hit list is the 3.5mm headphone jack, which will be dropped from the iPhone 7, according to a recent rumor.

Here’s why it makes perfect sense for Apple to take this step.

Viral video catches world’s longest iPhone passcode

Viral video catches world’s longest iPhone passcode

The longer your iPhone passcode, the harder it is to crack. One user in Japan knows this all too well, and has what is surely the world’s longest iPhone passcode, containing more than 50 digits. Check it out in the viral video below.

66% of devices activated for enterprise in Q3 were running iOS

66% of devices activated for enterprise in Q3 were running iOS

Apple’s latest lineup of iOS devices helped the Cupertino company regain enterprise marketshare during the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest data. iPhones and iPads accounted for 66 percent of all enterprise activations, up 2 percent from the second quarter.

Apple invents iPhone bumper that automatically deploys protective shock absorbers

Apple invents iPhone bumper that automatically deploys protective shock absorbers

Apple has invented an automated iPhone bumper system that doubles as a flotation device, with retractable shock absorbers made from buoyant materials. The invention is detailed in a patent that was first published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week.

Bluetooth SIG reveals speed and range improvements you can expect from iPhone 7 in 2016

Bluetooth SIG reveals speed and range improvements you can expect from iPhone 7 in 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced major improvements that are coming to Bluetooth in 2016, and you can expect to see them making their way to future Apple devices like the iPhone 7 — and some existing ones as well. Not only is Bluetooth going to get faster, but it will also boast better range, and become more intelligent for smart devices.

Verizon asks FCC to approve Wi-Fi calling

Verizon asks FCC to approve Wi-Fi calling

Verizon has asked the FCC to allow it to enable Wi-Fi calling on its network. The move comes just weeks after AT&T was granted a waiver by the regulatory body, allowing it to offer Wi-Fi calling to its customers for the first time.

The first iPhone 6s orders begin shipping for September 25 delivery

The first iPhone 6s orders begin shipping for September 25 delivery

Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 12th, and has received an unprecedented number of orders for the launch weekend.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders will start at 12:01 AM PT later tonight

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders will start at 12:01 AM PT later tonight

Apple unveiled the 9th generation iPhones at the special event on September 9 alongside the new Apple TV and iPad Pro.

Apple also announced at the event that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will go on sale on September 25, and customers can pre-order them beginning September 12.

Student’s iPhone stops bullet during armed robbery

Student’s iPhone stops bullet during armed robbery

How many times have you been saved by your iPhone when you need help? One Fresno State student is even more grateful for his after it stopped a bullet during an armed robbery on campus.

Hydrogen battery tech gives the iPhone 6 week-long battery life

Hydrogen battery tech gives the iPhone 6 week-long battery life

New hydrogen battery technology developed by British firm Intelligent Energy allows the iPhone 6 to run for a whole week in between charges. The company is rumored to be working closely with Apple to move the technology forward.