Requiem for a Headphone Jack
M.G. Siegler

The 3.5 mm audio plug/jack is just too ubiquitous.

I was at an electronics store the other day, where they offer 3.5 mm plugs for you to test their various audio systems. I was thinking that if my iPhone didn’t have a 3.5 mm jack, I’d be SOL.

I’m often at parties where anyone can plug in their phone to supply music. This is suddenly going to be for Android users only since us iPhone owners will no longer be able to participate.

I think this is a big mistake.

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