Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jun 2016 21:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Another day, another rumor that Apple is going to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone in favor of sending out audio over Lightning. Or another phone beats Apple to the punch by ditching the headphone jack in favor of passing out audio over USB-C. What exciting times for phones! We're so out of ideas that actively making them shittier and more user-hostile is the only innovation left.

Tell us how you really feel, Nilay.

Needless to say - fully agreed. Removing the headphone jack is dumb.

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Another overkill
by ThomasFuhringer on Wed 22nd Jun 2016 13:13 UTC
ThomasFuhringer
Member since:
2007-01-25

Finally we were at the point where the 3.5mm plug was ubiquitous and you could use your earplugs everywhere. No need any more to hand out headphones on the plane because about everybody had his own pair in the pocket. The same is starting to happen on long distance buses.
The devices are so simple and cheap they are provided for one way use on hop-on/off tourist buses.
I do not see that happen for digitally connected earbuds. They will always be a multiple more complex and thus expensive. And for what benefit? A 1mm thinner phone?

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RE: Another overkill
by ilovebeer on Wed 22nd Jun 2016 19:56 in reply to "Another overkill"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Finally we were at the point where the 3.5mm plug was ubiquitous and you could use your earplugs everywhere.

Welcome to 20+ years ago...

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