Japan Macotakara blog recently revealed irreparably, said apple would give up on the next generation of the iPhone 3.5 mm headphone jack design, to adopt from interface EarPods headphones, do so only purpose, just want to let the fuselage thinner, can only say that this is a bad idea. In recent years the iPhone has been desperately do thin, but the battery and the fuselage is the biggest obstacle of restricting its thinning intensity, and 3.5 mm headphone jack is also a factor.
Actually does this apple is not a two times. Starting from the earliest abandons the floppy drive and cd-rom, after have sold billions iphones, apple suddenly announced to give up 30 pin interface, once again, flaunting the banner of reform the old user’s heart. This time to give up the 3.5 mm jack is bound to outrage – 30 pin interface is different, because with 3.5 mm jack technology is not exclusive to apple, most of the mobile phones on the market and headset manufacturers are using this standard, and it has been in use for many years. Apple has been working with JBL and philips development from interface headphones, it also means that the existing new iPhone headset can only connected by the adapter, including apple’s own EarPods headset can use. If it’s purely for thinning of the fuselage to make such a sacrifice, is a bit not worth the cost.
At the same time, the new headphones from interface is not compatible with your Mac or Windows PC, including socket on your car radio, also need to transform interface. However, this is not the most headache – the biggest problem is how to charge while listening to music? Because of an interface, also will encounter all sorts of problems in daily life, many users must take a headset adapter out extra, all these sacrifice is a thinner iPhone, really worth?
Actually for a long time, a lot of people think the standard 3.5 mm jack is a bit outdated and should be in a new standard, but abandoned it is not a bit too radical.