Before Apple started announcing the iPhone & 7 and 7 Plus, there were rumors that the company was planning to dump the 3.5 mm handset. These rumors were so frequent that, officially, before the change was officially adopted, people accepted it as a gospel. "That's what Apple will do." This is not unheard of, but it should definitely ease indignation when it turned out to be true.
Of course, this did not happen and we saw many records about how Apple's decision was hostile to the user. I never really agreed with this sentiment, mainly because the Apple included the adapter (dongle life!), But also included a pair of Lightning headphones. So if you want to have wired experience, there are two options in the box.
But! I understand the frustration of losing something like a headphone jack that has been a standard option for so long.
It was 2016 and we saw many devices released without a headphone jack. Samsung is sticking to it, like LG. But we saw that Motorola, Google and even OnePlus decided to completely abandon the port for various reasons. And it is a bit of fun for me that many companies indirectly point the finger at Apple, saying that the market has moved to wireless technology, and now "is the right time" and what is not.
So we are in 2018, and Apple does not have a hardware key in the iPhone XS / XS Max or iPhone XR, which of course has people on its mind. But I think these other companies are right at the moment. I see much wireless headphones, especially Apple AirPods. So maybe you can say goodbye to the headphone socket now.
Perhaps I am beyond that. I waited impatiently for the day when I did not have to use a wired headset. I've been testing a lot of different wireless headphones over the years, eventually settling in AirPods, and besides having to keep an eye on the battery of another device, I definitely prefer not to have any wires.
What are your thoughts on this issue when we are approaching 2019 and, I hope, even better wireless technology for our headphones? Did you leave the headphone jack, and if so, what wireless headphones are you currently using? Is the wired connection a priority for you? Let me know!