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RIP, headphone jacks. Apple’s bad design decision is now an industry standard

RIP, headphone jacks. Apple’s bad design decision is now an industry standard

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  • Curious to see if headphone makers will just adopt USB-C since it’s an open standard that many beyond Samsung can adopt. That would mean RIP 3.5mm connector.

    Apple adopted USB-C on the Mac but might not doing it on the iPhone as it messes up the accessory ecosystem and they get royalties from those

    Curious to see if headphone makers will just adopt USB-C since it’s an open standard that many beyond Samsung can adopt. That would mean RIP 3.5mm connector.

    Apple adopted USB-C on the Mac but might not doing it on the iPhone as it messes up the accessory ecosystem and they get royalties from those who want to use the thunderbolt connectors...

  • So, so stupid. There’s no good reason to remove headphone jacks from smartphones, certainly not from the customer’s perspective— but now that Apple did it, everyone else can get away with it.

    As for headphone makers adopting USB-C in the future, it’d be better than the stupid dongles currently needed

    So, so stupid. There’s no good reason to remove headphone jacks from smartphones, certainly not from the customer’s perspective— but now that Apple did it, everyone else can get away with it.

    As for headphone makers adopting USB-C in the future, it’d be better than the stupid dongles currently needed, but still wouldn’t solve some of the key problems with removing the 3.5mm jack: in particular, the inability to charge the phone and listen to something at the same time.

  • Dongles are such sore sight and top it up with keeping track of it. I love my wireless but I do need a wired option at times and I can live with USB C as along as it does the work. But a big no to dongles.. Prefer wireless over them anyday. 😏 Hopefully hardware will fight back 😀

  • I don't mind nixing the headphone jack because everything is going to be wireless in the future.

    But I recently got my first set of headphones in years because my bluetooth audio device doesn't have a strong battery life. We can't nix the input until the tech is there.

  • Apple setting the trend and the rest following, another example of planned obsolensce.

    But the technology of wireless should also be looked into so it is reliable

  • As an audio engineer and audiophile I hate this. As an artist who constantly uses wired headphones because they're mostly better sounding, dont last only 1 year like iPods, I hate it. As a Audio Visual Tech in the corporate world, iPhones not having a headphone Jack is the single most annoying thing

    As an audio engineer and audiophile I hate this. As an artist who constantly uses wired headphones because they're mostly better sounding, dont last only 1 year like iPods, I hate it. As a Audio Visual Tech in the corporate world, iPhones not having a headphone Jack is the single most annoying thing when people ask to play music from their phones but dont have their stupid dongle to connect a 3.5mm, I hate it. I mean really how "inconvenient" is it really to have a 3 cent Jack on a phone. It's not like it steals real estate

  • It's less a design decision than a revenue one: Apple's dropping of the headphone jack coincided with their release of Air Pods; allowing them to sell another product and keep users in their ecosystem.

  • Motorola had it first. No headphone jack.

  • Arg.

  • Buy, bye.