No 3.5mm audio jack on iPhone? No problem
How would you feel if the 3.5mm audio jack is gone from the next iPhones?
Dubai - Here are the really simple reasons why you don't have to ditch your favourite, reliable audio devices
With all signs pointing to Apple obliterating the iconic 3.5mm audio jack from its next iPhones, the entire cosmos is bracing itself for what could be the effect of another controversial move from the tech giant.
That doesn't sit well with a lot of people.
Take Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, probably the highest-profile critic of the apparent move, who made it clear that ditching the industry standard will "tick off a lot of people".
Of course, this can be considered a biased view, since he admitted that he doesn't like wireless stuff, and that he favours USB Type-C connectors more.
So, when we finally find out a little later if it's really gone, don't bang your 3.5mm-toting audio devices nor bid RIP to them. Instead, you can give it to us be happy that you can still use them. And how you can is pretty simple.
- For starters, the new iPhones are apparently set to ship with a Lightning-to-3.5mm-audio-jack adaptor, meaning you can still use your old EarPods and your other audio devices using the standard connector. Now if you accidentally put the adaptor in a paper shredder, you can always buy a new one.
- There are already headphones and headsets ready for the 3.5mm-less iPhone. And you can get them for a suitable budget.
- Use Bluetooth audio devices! As if you didn't know that.
Some also argue that removing the 3.5mm audio jack is the right thing. It will make sound from the iPhone better, make it thinner and - arguably most important - let us move forward to the next wave of technology. Remember, when the iPhone 5 was unveiled with the then-new Lightning connector, there was uproar caused, but people went forward with it anyway.
However - and aside from the potential number of people that will ticked off - pulling the trigger on this move will have a long-term harmful effect to audio equipment manufacturers, more so if Apple rivals agree with their view and follow suit.
#SaveJack may trend pretty soon.