iPhone 7 ditching the headphone jack is about control, not thinness

Has time been called for the headphone jack? If the rumors are to be believed, it may well be Apple that culls the 3.5 mm socket on the next iPhone, and it’s making people mad as hell.


Apple does indeed have a history of sending technologies out to pasture, not to mention of embracing new ones. The demise of first floppy drives and then optical drives in general on the desktop, as well as the introduction of USB 1.1 on the iMac G3 and USB-C on the 12-inch MacBook, are each notable in part because they occurred well before the rest of the industry was ready to do the same.

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