Have you noticed that all the new phones are missing the standard headphone jack? With recent advancements in technology, the headphone jack is getting left behind. This has left many wired earbud owners wondering what to do. Fear not, here are five reasons the headphone jack is disappearing from our beloved gadgets.
You guessed it! Most headphone brands now have Bluetooth versions, which is primarily why this shift is happening. Manufacturers had to wait until the price of wireless headphones decreased before removing the jack was a viable option for the mass market. Now you can buy a quality pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones for about the same price as wired — hence, no more jack.
Thin is In
While screens are getting bigger, phones are actually becoming thinner every year, and in comparison to a phone, headphones jacks are quite large. To make way for thinner model devices, smartphone companies have started to remove the jacks altogether.
Rise of Connectors
Many brands have also made the switch from jacks to USB-C and lightning connectors. This has meant that many people need to rely on dongles to get their existing wired earbuds to work. However, it’s likely these will get phased out over time for wireless-only phones.
The smartphone industry is competitive, and brands want their phones to be the best on the market. To do this, they need to make their products better, faster, and more convenient to use. Let’s face it; wired headphones were a pain. Not only did they get tangled up and in the way, but the jack often got filled with dust, sand, and dirt that impacted the quality of sound. Wireless headphones in comparison are much more convenient and make for an overall better experience.
It’s not uncommon to see smartphone manufacturers trying to out-do one another year after year, which is another one of the reasons why you can’t find a new phone with a headphone jack these days. Companies like Google and Apple have gone all in on newer technology to try to stay ahead of the competition.
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