An iPhone without a headphone jack? No way!

Every now and then an Apple rumor takes on a life of its own. Websites start treating it as fact and speculation starts on whether the new product/feature/change is a good idea. Michael Simon did just that this week when he wrote about the current rumor that Apple may remove the headphone jack from the iPhone. He thinks it’s a great idea. I think it would be terrible.

This rumor is not new. It started in June 2014 when Apple released specifications for using the lightning port for audio. Back then, pundits imagined a future without headphone jacks. While Apple didn’t remove the jack, headphone manufacturers were able to create headphones with advanced features such as an onboard DAC (digital-analog converter). So far, there is one headphone–Phillips’ Fidelio M2L–that uses this technology.

It’s hard to imagine that Apple would remove the headphone jack…

Read the rest of the article on Macworld.