Apple unveiled a new iPhone this week and killed the 3.5mm headphone jack in the process. The iPhone 7 isn’t the first or only smartphone to ship without a standard audio jack this year, but Apple is getting plenty of criticism for its “courageous” decision. Apple also launched wireless AirPods that can be purchased separately for $159, and it also sells each new iPhone with Lightning EarPods and a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter. But the company has taken a lot of heat for its decision.
So Apple provided various fixes to the problem it created, rather than a single solution to help you forget the 3.5mm headphone jack. But that’s still not good enough for some people. Here’s what some of Apple’s critics are saying out in the wild about the absence of the headphone jack — and yes, there’s plenty of humor.
Some will get with the program, and just hate Apple silently
Others believe in conspiracy theories
But there’s no such thing, is there?
Then there’s real anger
And some misinformation
But also pure evil
Some people understand how things are really going to play out
While others are late to the game and just now getting mad
The tiny AirPods wont always send the right message
Or establish a proper line of defense
Then there’s collateral damage
iPhone 7’s water-resistance will come in handy, though
Uhh… no, you don’t
And you really won’t lose something you don’t have to buy
In the end, there’s always this option, too