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Why the Headphone Jack Had to Die

Apple’s new generation of iPhones will not include a standard 3.5mm headphone input. The decision signals the demise of an audio port that’s been used for more than 100 years — and honestly, it’s about time. The death of the headphone jack is a very good thing. Hear me out. Read More >>

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I Stuck Apple’s AirPods in My Ears and it Shockingly Wasn’t Terrible

Apple finally went through with it. It killed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. In its place, you do have the option of using headphones that connect to the Lightning port. But Apple thinks the future is wireless headphones. And AirPods are its vision for that future. Read More >>

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iPhone 7 First Impressions: Not Just the Same Thing All Over Again

Apple spent a lot of time at its big reveal event explaining that the iPhone 7 is the most “refined” iteration yet. Which is just a fancy way of saying that this phone’s design is going to look very similar to last year’s phone. Aside from a slightly different finish for the jet black model (glossy!) and some redesigned antenna lines, and that apocalyptic loss of a headphone jack, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus look very similar to their predecessors. Read More >>