Sunday, 26 June 2016

Independent learning log 4 by Jasper Yong

What I did: I was browsing around the BBC news when I came upon an interesting article about Apple ditching the audio jack for the future iPhone 7.

What I learnt:Apple plans to omit the 3.5mm socket to make the iPhone 7 thinner and more waterproof, with more room for the battery.The Fast Company reported it would rely on the Lightning cable port, currently used for charging, for sound output.Apple will ship the iPhone 7 with wireless headphones.Removing the headphone socket from phones is something that no-one is asking for and has serious drawbacks including poor compatibility and accessibility, and DRM audio.

Summary: Apple is planning to remove the headphone sockets from phones. Whether good, or bad, it is up to the future for us to find out.

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