Happy Wednesday, Austin! Here's some of the tech news making the rounds early today:
RIP headphone jacks (probably)
In anticipation of Apple's latest iPhone event (which you can watch streaming live at apple.co/live starting at noon and read about on 512tech this afternoon), Yahoo's David Pogue explains why Apple is likely ditching the headphone jack on future phones. He says it's the oldest piece of technology in the iPhone and has been holding back phone design. And, Apple won't even be the first company to do it! Motorola and LeEco have already abandoned the jack. The other big expected tidbit for today: new wireless premium headphone from Apple called "AirPods."
Apple Watch woes
Speaking of Apple, year-to-year sales of the iPhone took a 58 percent plunge, according to data from IDC. Wearables grew overall (Fitbit's doing well), and it could be that some are waiting for the second generation of Apple's wrist hardware.
Shopping while Googling
What to expect from Sony
A few hours after Apple's big presentation, Sony will also have a press event, likely focused on new versions of its PlayStation 4 hardware. The Verge previews what to expect; nobody would be surprised if Sony announced some new games as well, including titles for its upcoming VR headset.
Looking forward with rear-views
And from CNet's RoadShow, a look at what happens when a rearview mirror gets a futuristic makeover:
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