This afternoon, Apple finally confirmed the rumors that have been circulating the internet for months now: the iPhone 7 will be without a traditional headphone jack. So what does this mean for anyone who still uses headphones with the standard 3.5-millimeter jack? Absolutely nothing.
Apple said during their presentation that this was a major change, even going so far as to say that the company had “courage” for pulling such a move on the unsuspecting masses. I don’t know if removing the headphone jack from a phone qualifies as “courageous,” but I do know this: with every iPhone 7, Apple is including a set of corded headphones that plug directly into the Lightning port in the device. Apple is also including a converter that plugs into the Lightning port which will allow you plug in your archaic corded headphones if you so choose. See? It’s not all bad. Plus Apple just introduced “AirPods”, which are exactly what they sound like. Wireless earbuds that sync up with your iPhone automatically.
Get all of your stupid “can’t wait to lose these” jokes out while you can. By next year all of us are going to have these fucking things and there really isn’t anything you can do about it unless you want to be a serf with a Droid. I’m going to keep my iPhone 6 until it dies because I definitely can’t afford a 7 right now, but I’ll definitely have one when the 7s comes out and the regular ass iPhone 6s go on sale. Don’t worry, guys. When has Apple ever steered us wrong before? Between the no headphone jack thing and the water resistance Apple is just one step closer to world domination. .
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