Apple sent the whole tech world into a tizzy when they confirmed that the latest iPhone model, the iPhone 7, was going to be released without a headphone jack. It was one of the biggest and most daring moves Apple’s ever made. The headphone jack was a staple feature of iPhones and the absence of it in newer models was a big change.
Understandably, not a lot of fans were pleased with the news. Letting go of a feature you’re comfortable with in exchange for something new and daring was an idea that wasn’t well received by everyone. A lot of people deemed it an unfair and user-hostile move on Apple’s part.
But when you come to think of it, removing the headphone jack wasn’t such a bad idea after all. Here’s why.
It’ll Mean More Room for Battery and Screen
At first glance, it doesn’t seem like a headphone jack takes up that much space. However, when measured, you realize it cuts in to valuable device real estate, especially if the model is technologically advanced.
By removing the headphone jack, Apple actually freed up more space for a bigger screen and bigger battery. This was seen in how the newer iPhone lasted a lot longer than the last one.
You Will Still Have the Option for Headphones
If you still want a listening experience with corded headphones, you can use an external dongle to hook them up through the Lighting port. So if you’re an audiophile who’s recently purchased shiny, new headphones, you don’t need to worry; you can still use them in the new model.
You Have The Opportunity to Use Bluetooth Headphones
Bluetooth headphones and earbuds are infinitely cooler than traditional corded ones. Since Apple acquired Beats, the sound gear giant, you can expect to use top-notch Bluetooth accessories with your new iPhone. You’re likely to see other, more affordable wireless options available in the market as well.
It’s a Big Step in Innovation
If humanity didn’t innovate, it wouldn’t have reached the technological Eden it is in now. Innovation and improvement is crucial to furthering technology. By making this bold move, Apple introduced something different, something game-changing to the market. And it’s a move that is likely to start a big trend.