“Apple has filed a patent for a new, slimmer headphone jack,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville.
“It is very similar to the current 3.5 mm jack that we currently use to plug headphones into portable devices, with one exception: one side is shaved off,” McElhearn writes. “On the surface, the reason for this is obvious. It saves a bit of space, allowing Apple to make thinner iOS devices that still accept a standard headphone jack.”
McElhearn writes, “Once again, Apple is overly obsessed with thinness. I, and many iPhone users, would prefer more battery life over slimmer devices.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ll take both: Unmatched thinness and unmatched battery life. Apple exists to push the envelope, not to complacently perpetuate the status quo.