Question: Why Do Apple Phones Not Have Headphone Jacks?

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.

Why does my iPhone not have a headphone jack?

Apple’s new iPhone doesn’t have a headphone jack, only a Lightning port that’s also used to charge the battery. It needs its own power amplifier and digital audio converter, which can be built into headphones, so removing the jack makes room for other things, such as a second speaker.

Why did Apple remove the headphone jack?

Back in January 2016, some eight months before the iPhone 7 was actually unveiled, a sound theory explained that Apple wanted to launch all-screen phones in the future, devices that didn’t have a home button. To do so, Apple needed to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack since it wasted so much space.

When did Apple stop using headphone jack?

Apple did away with the headphone jack starting with the iPhone 7 in 2016. Still, the news may be upsetting to people who have to choose between buying an iPhone and using their wired headphones. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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.

Does iPhone 11 come with AirPods?

However, the iPhone 11 does not come with AirPods. Instead, the iPhone 11 comes with a brand new charger and EarPods with a lightning connector in the box, according to Apple. AirPods have to be purchased separately at an added cost.

What is the last iPhone with a home button?

iPhone 8