The case for and against ditching the iPhone headphone jack

iPhone headphone jack

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There’s a rumor circulating that Apple is planning to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack from its next iPhone. I’ve no idea whether it’s true or just one of those many pieces of speculation that evaporate. But either way it’s an interesting idea, because the headphone jack is so ubiquitous that it seems like it would be impossible for Apple to get rid of it. And yet, while there would certainly be some downsides, overall it might be a good move.

Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons.

Pros

  • The headphone jack takes up a fair amount of space inside the iPhone, and its removal would allow for either a thinner handset or a bigger battery.
  • One less hole…

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