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The Headphone Jack Must DIE!

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We've all been fond of the things we get used to, we fall into routines, we expect somethings out of life. When those routines are broken it takes us a while to adapt. This is particularly true about the headphone jack. To see the damage casued by the headphone jack we need to go back way back

History Lesson: Floppies

Floppies were revolutionary , for their time they were the most cutting edge technology available. people could now transfer data more easily than ever before. Just plug it in and you're done! In 1980 this was as seamless as it got, You're looking at the snapchat, iCloud and iMessage of the 20th century.
And then Apple comes along and kills the floppy drive if the internet was as prevalent as it is today then, I'm sure the internet would have been inundated with posts about how "Removing the Floppy drive is a horrible choice" but in retrospect we see how futile it would have been to stick with floppies.

History Lesson : MacBook Air

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Fast forward a few decades Apple strikes again! This time the beloved CD drive gets axed. At the time the Internet was in uproar unlike the last time.People were flabbergasted How could they remove the CD drive! Again fast forward a few years and laptops and computers without a CD drive is commonplace.( When was the last time you used a CD?). Turns out there was a better way and we just didn't see it at the time.

Back To The Headphone Jack

I'm sure you've started to see a trend here people get really pissed when something is removed but they get over it really easily. Don't believe me? Just look at the reactions of the iPhone & and the Google Pixel 2. People Just didn't care about the headphone jack a year later after the iPhone 7.

But Bluetooth Isn't Good Enough

The only way a technology becomes "good" is if theres enough demand for it. If companies see that there is a large enough market for bluetooth headphones they're going to invest heavily to make better bluetooth headphones. Look at how many amazing wireless headphones have dropped since phones started ditching the headphone jack. Apple has created more demand for bluetooth headphones and thus they've moved the industry along.

In 10 years no ones going to care about the headphone jack. It'll be one of those technologies that was widely used and then fell out of favor.

So let me know what you think in the comments below. 

 



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