Another report has surfaced claiming that Apple may remove the headphone jack from the next-generation iPhone. But while the move may make for a thinner phone, it may get a mixed response from consumers.
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the removal of the headphone plug would be one of several "subtle" changes to an upcoming iPhone release. The rumor of wireless headphones for iPhone have been floating around the Apple blogosphere since March, and there are still conflicting reports as to whether the next iPhone would have earphones that plug in to a 3.5-mm port, a lightning charging port or be totally wireless. (Apple declined to comment on the WSJ report.)
It's a move that is likely, as it would allow Apple to remove the thickest part of the phone, Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, told CNBC back in March. But Moorhead and other analysts also told CNBC they'd heard mixed sentiment on the news from consumers.