Headphone Jacks are The New Floppy Drives →

JUNE 22, 2016

Daring Fireball’s John Gruber gave his thoughts about the rumour regarding the new iPhone ditching the headphone jack – commenting on article written by Nilay Patel of The Verge:

I’m not familiar with how people are taking advantage of the “analog loophole” to do things with audio out of the iPhone headphone port that would be forbidden using the digital Lightning port, but now seems like a good time to raise the big question: Should the analog headphone jack remain on our devices forever? If you think so, you can stop reading. If not, when? Maybe now is the wrong time, and Apple is making a mistake. I don’t know. None of us outside the company seem to know, because all that has leaked is that the new iPhone won’t have the port, with no explanation why. But I say at some point it will go away, and now seems like it might be the right time. Also, historically, Apple has proven to be very good at timing the removal of established legacy ports.

I remember Steve Jobs explaining these kind of transitions back then in an interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at All Things D’s D8 conference.

Original video from Apple Inc. This video was trimmed and uploaded on Youtube via iMovie on Mac.