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Reaction roundup: How angry are people about the iPhone 7’s missing headphone jack?

Published Sep 9th, 2016 12:25PM EDT
iPhone 7 Headphone Jack AirPods
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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.

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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

And disappointment

But also pure evil

Pure eeeeevil

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

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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