New iPhone 7 is missing one major component. Why?
By Les Davis
Apple is a company that is hard to remain neutral over. Its rabid followers slobber all over themselves in adoration of anything Apple, while its detractors proudly hate everything the tech giant puts out. But one thing nobody can deny is that Apple always pushes the technology envelope to the limits.
And with the release of the brand new iPhone 7, Apple has done it again. But did they go too far this time?
The iPhone 7 is not much different from previous versions except for one glaring change. Apple removed the traditional headphone jack. Now if you want to listen to audio on the Iphone, you have to use the enclosed Lightning Ear Pods in the box and plug them into the Lightning port(the charging port.) That means if you're reliant on traditional headphones you won't be able to listen to music on your phone and charge it at the same time.
Apple does offer a solution for this but it is quintessentially Apple; you can buy Apple’s Air Pods, wireless headphones that work with the I phone 7 via Bluetooth. But these will set you back around P7000!
Apple says they removed the traditional headphone jack because it’s 50-year old technology and that they wanted to show “courage” in charting a new future.
I don’t know about you, but I like the “old” headphone jack. Why? Because it works. And I’m tired of being forced to constantly spend to upgrade to the latest tech even though the “old” tech works just fine.
I guess that’s why I recently ditched my iPhone for an Android.