The unveiling of the latest iPhone 7 which took place on the 7th of September confirmed a long running rumor that this lineup will no longer feature the headphone jack. However, the device does come bundled with a headphone jack adapter so it doesn’t seem like the loss was that huge.
While this may seem like a very bold move on the part of Apple, the company does have a history of introducing various types of connectors for their devices and ditching them later on so Apple users should be used to this by now.
Some Apple device users, on the other hand, have suggested that if you own regular headphones, carrying the adapter with you all the time is an annoyance, much like it is with the new MacBooks and the upcoming MacBook Pro. If you happen to lose the adapter and that is a possibility when you have to carry it around with you all the time, you’ll have to pay for another one.
A similar problem is noticeable when it comes to the Lightning EarPods that only work when connected to a device with a Lightning port and very few devices have them. If you happen to lose those too, you’ll have to buy another set and they are expensive.
While it’s true that you can use Wireless Headphones instead of Lightning EarPods or regular headphones, the sound quality you get from those is not always great. At the same time, many people seem to have overlooked past this problem, as wireless headphones have outsold the regular ones in June 2016 on the US market.
It should also be mentioned that the iPhone 7 lineup is not the only one without a headphone jack. Lenovo’s latest Motorola Moto Z doesn’t feature one either and it also comes with an adaptor for regular wired headphones.
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