Why did Apple remove the audio jack?
The headphone jack was ultimately designed a century ago and Apple can’t change its design to make it easier to waterproof. That’s not to say it’s impossible to waterproof a headphone jack, or that other manufacturers haven’t done it. But the most dependably waterproof port is the one you removed.
Will Apple bring back the headphone jack?
Apple ditched the 3.5mm jack back in 2016 with the introduction of the iPhone 7, and some of us still haven’t gotten over it. The 3.5mm audio jack is universal and handy, allowing someone to grab a set of headphones, any headphones costing between $10 and $1,000, and connect it to their phone.
When did Apple remove the headphone jack?
Then came September 7th, 2016, when Apple had the “courage” to announce it was ditching the 3.5mm jack (oh, and also by the way check out these new $150 wireless headphones!).
Why does iPhone not have a headphone jack?
Apple says that the headphone jack wastes internal space inside the iPhone, and it’s true that the company has crammed every millimeter of the phone with electronics. The average bodega or convenience store doesn’t sell Lightning headphones.