Steve Wozniak Predicts Huge Customer Backlash if Apple Drops Headphone Jack

Omar Sohail
Posted Aug 24, 2016
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Apple has been rumored to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from its upcoming iPhone 7, which is also being referred to as iPhone 6SE. The co-founder of the now billion dollar company, Steve Wozniak, has voiced concerns over the company’s direction of removing the headphone jack from the upcoming handset family. However, he has also pointed out a newer standard that should be adopted, and we’ll be talking all about this right now.

Steve Wozniak Believes Type-C USB Is the Future of Audio, But is Strongly Against Apple Adopting a ‘Headphone Jackless’ Configuration for Its iPhone 7

Talking to the Australian Financial Review, Steve Wozniak has stated the following regarding Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack from the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

“If it’s missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that’s going to tick off a lot of people. I would not use Bluetooth – I don’t like wireless. I have cars where you can plug in the music, or go through Bluetooth, and Bluetooth just sounds so flat for the same music.”

In order to ease the usage of not seeing your next iPhone with a headphone jack, Apple has been reported to bundle Lightning-equipped EarPods in the box, as well as a Lightning-to-jack adapter that will allow users to connect their existing wired earphones to the device. Unfortunately, when it comes to charging the smartphone, then you will not be able to carry this out, which is going to concern a lot of people who were excited to be making this upgrade.

Keep in mind that we have not heard rumors of Apple adopting a Type-C USB port inside iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, though it would seem the more logical approach, seeing as how the company introduced the interface with the announcement of the 2015 12-inch MacBook. Intel is under the impression that Type-C USB is the open standard for the future for digital audio and Steve Wozniak’s thinking is along the same lines as the processor manufacturer. He was reported to have said the following regarding the future of Type-C USB.

“I think USB-C is going to be the future. One of my favorite Android phones, the Nexus 5X, uses that connector. It gives it a higher level in my own thinking.”

Not only that we know that Steve Wozniak believes that Type-C USB is the future, but we have also found out that the Nexus 5X happens to be his favorite smartphone. Are you guys of a similar opinion regarding Wozniak’s concern of customer backlash? Tell us your thoughts right away.

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