“It was barely two years ago when we lamented the loss of the headphone jack on the iPhone. The iPhone 7 had just arrived with a gorgeous jet black color, a solid-state home button, and a dongle in place of the 3.5mm headphone jack,” Michael Simon writes for Macworld. “At the iPhone 7 introduction, Apple VP Phil Schiller talked about having the “courage” to make the change, to leave the headphone jack behind.”
“At the time it was kind of cringe-worthy. Rather than try to convince the audience of the benefits of wireless charging or the annoyances of wired earphones, Schiller basically told the audience that they might not understand now, but one day they will,” Simon writes. “You could hear the snickers in the auidence when he said that removing the headphone jack required the “courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us.” It sounded ridiculous. All we could see was the inconvenience ahead.”
“But you know what?” Simon writes. “He was right.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Not everyone saw inconvenience ahead.
Again, Apple leads. All others follow at a distance. As usual.
Buh-bye, 3.5mm headphone jack – and good riddance! Dumping the 3.5mm anachronism for Lightning will deliver myriad improvements and innovations. — MacDailyNews, September 7, 2016
Apple is at their best when they’re making the rest of the world sound like Luddites.
Apple kills the headphone jack – September 7, 2016