Items tagged with headphone jack

If seems as though every few weeks we receive word of a new flagship smartphone that is about to be released. One such device that has garnered quite a bit of attention recently is the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 5 was just revealed back in late July, so it's quite surprising that we're already seeing a successor. Company founder Pete Lau took to the OnePlus Forums to talk a bit about the upcoming OnePlus 5T, and sought to comfort users that at least one feature -- which is on endangered species list -- will remain with this flagship. Of course, we're talking about the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is featured prominently in a picture of the device that was included in the forum post. Lau makes the... Read more...
Change is hard, we get it, we really do. It's even more difficult when said change is seemingly unnecessary or for the worse. Such is the feeling that some people have with Apple's decision to remove the standard 3.5mm audio jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. Unfortunately, some jackholes on the Internet are using the change as an opportunity to trick people into drilling into and ruining their pricey new smartphones with the promise of bringing back the audio port. Let us be very clear here—there is NO bringing back the 3.5mm audio jack, and videos purporting otherwise by drilling into the iPhone 7 or some other method of destruction are a hoax. Don't do it. One of the videos... Read more...
If you’re a fan of increasingly thin smartphones that prioritize looks over larger batteries for increased runtimes, Apple’s next generation iPhone might be right up your alley. According to sources for Mac Otakara, Apple’s obsession with everything thin will kick into overdrive next year when the presumed “iPhone 7” launches without a 3.5mm headphone jack. The 3.5mm headphone jack, which has been a mainstay on iPhones since the original debuted in 2007 (albeit in recessed form), has reportedly been deemed outdated and unnecessary by Apple. In addition, the port takes up precious space within the iPhone’s chassis that could be dedicated to more important components. But more importantly,... Read more...