Much ado has already been made about the “missing” iPhone 7 3.5mm audio (headphone) jack when Apple introduced the two new iPhone 7’s yesterday.
Apple claimed that the reason they removed the jack was to make room for new technology in future iPhones. I also suppose that the jack will be missing when Apple introduces new iPads in late 2016 or early 2017.
Sure, Apple saved a few pennies and gained a bit more room by removing the jack, but they spent more than they saved by including a set of earbud headphones with a lightning connector – and also included a little device that lets you continue to use your analog headphones by connecting them to the convertor and then onto your lightning connector.
Most folks would say that a digital headphone sounds crisper and clearer than an analog headphone. So where is the harm or foul? You can enjoy your new iPhone 7 with the included digital earbuds – or connect your existing Beats, Sennheiser, Sony, Motorola or other studio headphones to the phone with the included adapter. In addition Apple and Beats (owned by Apple) introduced new wireless headphones that can be used with the iPhone 7’s. And finally there are dozens of Bluetooth wireless headphones already on the market that will work with the iPhone 7’s.
Tell me again why you are unhappy?
Early on Friday morning (3 AM EDT) I’ll be placing my order for a new iPhone 7 Plus. Am I disappointed that it won’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Nope!