two years ago, a Apple Kill the headset port. I have not forgiven them yet.
When Apple announced that the iPhone 7 would not have a headphone port, I was immediately upset. I figured I'd beat her in a few months. I did not do so I figured out if it was bad bad, I would change the platforms. Then all the other manufacturers started following suit.
Of course this is not a new inconvenience for me. I've been hating Headphone adapters on phones Here on this site since then Two thousand and nine. To extend there is little, although I got my way.
It was a world full of dongles and monopolistic sound outlets. Sony Ericsson was FastPort. It was Nokia Port Pop. Samsung had 10 different ports that nobody liked. There was not a single phone maker that had got the throne yet, so there was not one port that became everywhere … but every factory wanted they Port to become The port. Even phones that have a standard audio jack are often equipped with a smaller 2.5 mm port, which requires a switch.
Then the original iPhone came into the 3.5 mm headphone port. It was a strange 3.5 mm outlet that did not work with most headphones, but it was a 3.5 mm outlet! Apple was benefiting from the success of the iPod, and people were referring to this rumor-making device IPod Touch Phone even before advertising. How could such a thing Not Do you have a headset port?
IPhone sales began to climb. A few million in 2007. Nearly 12 million in 2008. 20 million in 2009. Turning tide. When Apple's small tablet captured the world of smart phones, other manufacturers tried to figure out what Apple was doing right. The smart phone market, once filled with paired plastic animals, covered with buttons (this one slide! This spins!), Homogeneous. Released through the release, everything seemed more like an iPhone. Glass panel. Specialty materials. Minimum physical buttons. Of course, the headset port.
Within a few years, the standard headset port was not just a nice selling point – it was mandatory. We have entered a great era of ability to use wired headphones when you feel pleasure.
Then came September 7, 2016, when Apple was the "courage" To announce the abandonment of the 3.5mm jack (oh and also the way check out these new wireless headphones $ 150!).
Apple was not the first to give up the headphone port – but, as with its decision to include one port, its decision to remove it led to the heart of the tide. A few months after the release of iPhone 7 without port, xiaomi installed the port on Mi 6. Then Google got rid of the main Android phone, Pixel 3. Even Samsung, Ablon Appleton to make the decision, Seems to be manipulating the idea of dropping it. anyway Leaks indicate The next Galaxy S10 will have a headphone port, which pulled the company out of the A8 mid-range line earlier this year. If 2016 is the year Apple challenged the headphone jack, 2018 was the year it came out.
I am still angry about it.
Technology comes and goes, and often in the case of Apple. Getting rid of your CD-ROM drive in laptops? This was fine – the CDs were doomed to failure and were very shocking at first. Kill Flash? Sucked flash. Switch one type of USB port to another? Fine, I suggest – I see – I love. The new USB is the best in almost every way. At the very least, I will not try to connect it upside-down but turn it over to realize that I had the right the first time.
But the headset jack? It was Fine. Time test stood for One hundred years damnedAnd for good reason: just. Action.
I have tried to figure out why the headset port removed me more than other ports that were unofficially killed, I think the reason is that the headset port always Just made me happy. Using the headset port means listening to the favorite album, using a free minute to capture the latest episode of the show, or passing the earpiece to a friend to share some new ringtones. It enabled the happy moments and did not stand in the way.
Now every time I want to use headphones, I find myself just gig.
Bluetooth technology? Sorry, I forgot to accuse them. Or when they try it, they try to pair with my laptop, even though the laptop is off and my bag is off.
Dongle? Oops, I left it on my other pair of headphones while I was working. Or yell, fell somewhere, and now I have to go to buy another one.
I'll just buy a bunch of dongles and put them on all my headphones! I will keep extras in my bag when I need to borrow a pair of headphones. This is like 5 dongles at this point, solve the problem! Wait now: Now I want to listen to music while sleeping, but also charge my phone so as not to be dead in the morning. This is a different splitter dongle and more expensive (many of them, I found, bad garbage).
None of this is that big deal. I charge the damn headphones, Greg. Stop losing your dongle. The thing is: they took something Just I worked and Just He made me happy and replaced him with something often Just Hell bugs from me. If a friend sends me a link on YouTube and I want to watch it without betting on everyone around me, I can only use the faint snake headphones I used to sit on in my bag. It is now a process that contains a set of potential failure points.
"But now its water resistant!" I found waterproof phones before all this, and many of them have / have headphone ports. As a recent example, see Samsung Galaxy S9 with IP68 rating (identical to iPhone XS).
"But they can be slimmer!" No one was asking about it.
"But internal batteries can be bigger!" Battery capacity barely Jumped in the years from 6s to 8 – from 1715mAh to 1821mAh. This was not the case even after a few years with the iPhone X, when the standard iPhone began to widen and length, we have seen super jumps in battery capacity.
Will this change change anything? of course not. Apple blew up the device that told the industry that it is better to drop the headphone port, and everyone fell in a straight line. The following year – and the year that followed – Apple sold other 200M-plus phones. At this point, Apple does not bother plugging the headset adapter into the box. Apple's mind is made.
But if you're out there, annoyed, getting stuck in this publication after finding a pair of headphones and smart phone will not play together for example, all you have to do is know that you are not the only one. Two years later, I am still angry at anyone who has made this call – and anyone else in the industry has followed suit.