>> It's Apple season again and the new iPhone will likely be unveiled at their event Wednesday next week. And if the tech blogs are right, a big change might be coming. In perhaps one of the biggest shakeups for the iPhone, Apple may be moving away from an earphone jack to a wireless ear bud.
Reuters global tech editor Jonathan Weber.>> Well, they're apparently going to remove the headphone jack in order to basically create a little more space and maybe have a little more battery power and other efficiencies. And they're now going to have a different attachment where you can plug in a headphone via the power port or you can obviously use a wireless headset.
I think it'll annoy a lot of people cuz you'll have to buy all new accessories.>> One annoyed user, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, telling the Australian Financial Review earlier that this month that his earphones have custom earplants, so he'd have to use some sort of adapter to use it if the jack goes away.
Apple blogs also say the new iPhones could be thinner thanks to the missing earphone jack and have better cameras. For their large phone, possibly a dual lens camera, and maybe even be waterproof. And there should be a new Apple Watch next week too, with reports that it may keep the same design but with faster internal systems and a better GPS.
The unveil comes as Apple faces its latest lawsuit by owners of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, who say a design defect causes the phones' touch screens to become unresponsive and the phones unusable. According to a proposed nationwide class action suit, Apple has long been aware of the defect but has refused to fix it.