Apple to Remove Headphone Jacks From iPhone 7

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Today’s news from CNET alerted me to Apple’s reveal of the iPhone 7. There were several bullet points mentioned in the article:

  • 7-inch “HD Retina display” is 25 percent brighter than last year’s model. It includes the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch layer that buzzes slightly when you press and hold the screen.
  • Customizable, pressure-sensitive, solid state home button that includes “taptic feedback”.
  • Yes, Virginia, it will be water-resistant (IP67), like several Samsung and Sony phones (IP68). Cannonballlll!
  • No headphone jack — Apple EarPods headphones will now connect through the Lightning connector port and the new AirPods headset connects wirelessly.

I did a double take at that last sentence. No headphone jack? Surely this was some sort of mistake. Apple wouldn’t make this kind of move, would it?

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