The iPhone 7's Dead Headphone Jack and AirPods Are Being Dragged All Over Twitter
Apple announced the iPhone 7 won't have a headphone jack, in addition to AirPods, and Twitter is running wild.
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If you're a fan of Apple products, today has probably been an exciting day for you. But if you're a fan of Apple products with headphone jacks, well, today has probably not been a very exciting day for you.
If you missed the event, here's everything you need to know. But the main takeaway is that Apple took the beloved headphone jack away from us.
Of course, Apple has made believers out of countless skeptics over the years. Until we can be convinced that removing the headphone jack isn't a terrible idea, though, Twitter is gonna let Apple know how they really feel. After all, headphones used to be a huge part of Apple's marketing:
Instead of gracefully taking an L, Apple tried to make it seem like they were some sort of heroes for their decision to eliminate the headphone jack, saying, "It comes down to one word: Courage."
Twitter had no time for that:
Apple will also be selling wireless headphones for $159, which they're calling "AirPods." There was an obvious missed marketing opportunity there, since we'll all agree "AirBuds" would've been a better name:
The tiny, disconnected AirPods will make it a lot easier for you to lose your headphones:
The biggest tragedy of all, however, is the death of the aux cord, which will be replaced by a lightning adapter:
And, of course, it wouldn't be a complete list of Twitter reactions without a J. Cole reference: