So Apple has taken the lead and announced that wired headphones are headed toward extinction (not really), but if wireless headphones are the future, I like where things are headed.
Apple says it needs "a little more time" before it starts selling the new wireless ear buds that are designed to work with its newest iPhones—the ones that don't come with a dedicated headphone jack.
It's been an interesting iPhone release season.
Apple's new iPhone 7 devices are no breakthroughs.
I'm not thrilled that Apple's decided to kill the headphone jack. The company's decision to exclude the venerable port from the iPhone 7 is likely to be a pain in the short term. It also has some worrying longer-term implications.
The venerable earphone jack looks destined for the same technological graveyard where the Walkman and the rotary telephone now lie after Apple nudged wireless audio closer to mass-market adoption.
Apple's latest iPhone may be more notable for what's missing than what's been added, as the consumer tech giant tries to revive demand for its top-selling product and nudge consumers closer to its vision of a wireless world.
Apple is out to make a splash with new waterproof iPhones, a smartphone game starring Nintendo's beloved "Mario" and a push on wireless headphones.
Apple is expected to show off new iPhones, an updated smartwatch—and maybe some new gear for listening to both—during its annual fall product launch event Wednesday.
When Apple shows off its latest iPhone on Wednesday, it will answer a question it hasn't had to address in years: "What's it putting in the box?" (Besides the iPhone itself, that is.)