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
You just know in 12y Apple is going to require us to get surgically implanted headphones and we'll be like "sigh, FINE WHATEVER."
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 7, 2016
Others believe in conspiracy theories
*secret iPhone team meeting*
"When we kill the headphone jack, women will lose their earbuds constantly and be forced to talk to us."
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) September 7, 2016
But there’s no such thing, is there?
Dear @Apple, if the iPhone 7 is in response to women wearing headphones, shove it 🙅🏻
— Mind Cocoon (@mindcocoon) September 9, 2016
Then there’s real anger
And some misinformation
the amount of people who think the iPhone 7 doesn't come with a pair of headphones and you gotta pay 160 for the air pods is staggering
— Diabolical 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 (@RemarkablyDope) September 9, 2016
Pretty bummed out that I'm not going to get the #iPhone7
They think they're gonna make so much $ off people replacing those damn headphones
— Faith (@AcoolDrinkOfH20) September 9, 2016
But also pure evil
Just gon smacc mad iPhone 7 niggas in the ear so they lose their headphones
— Pi Ping (@kingofda914) September 9, 2016
Some people understand how things are really going to play out
While others are late to the game and just now getting mad
Just realised that It won't be possible to charge the #iPhone7 while using headphones, wtf is that please smh
— Fozia Ahmed (@Stochasticiteez) September 9, 2016
The tiny AirPods wont always send the right message
Or establish a proper line of defense
Then there’s collateral damage
Big takeaway: Apple's headphone jack removal will mean more people play music out loud from their phones on public transportation
— Parker Higgins (@xor) September 7, 2016
iPhone 7’s water-resistance will come in handy, though
The iPhone 7 is water resistant so that your tears can run across it after you lose your headphones
— Nathan Miller (@nathan_CCMiller) September 8, 2016
Uhh… no, you don’t
Wait so we have to buy the headphones separately from the iPhone 7 ? lol
— Milly (@mvvxo_) September 9, 2016
And you really won’t lose something you don’t have to buy
If I've lost six pencils, two notebooks, and my mind in the first month of school how am I supposed to keep wireless headphones for iphone 7
— dakota jones (@dakottajones) September 9, 2016
In the end, there’s always this option, too