Ever since we had the first ever iPhone 7 rumors coming in, the rumors only pointed towards two things.

  1. A dual camera setup – Which Apple officially confirmed is not going to happen.
  2. Removal of the headphone jack off the device.

Taking the first case into consideration, Apple has already confirmed that they were not able to properly engineer & design the new iPhone 7 with the dual camera design and it gave them problems. So the idea of having a dual camera setup just ends with words- at least for us.

Read more on this by clicking the text link here: Apple iPhone 7 to Ditch “Dual camera setup” and “Home Button”

And now, the second case that is the ONLY thing that is signifying a change between the to-be new iPhone 7 and the old iPhone 6s- Removal of the headphone jack from the device and instead, introduce new Type-C headphones to the users to enhance their entertainment. At least this is what the “companies” with an ‘s’ say. Now focusing on one single company, APPLE here, plans to make their new iPhone 7 1mm slimmer than the iPhone 6s. And how will they do it? By removing the 3.5mm headphone jack. They mean to say that, by removing the headphone jack, the new iPhone 7 will be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6s.


Now let us look at the things that will become better, if this happens.

Number ONE: In short, improved  & enhanced audio quality.

There might be some more pros but this is all I’ve come through yet.


Now let us look at some reasons why this shouldn’t happen. Or rather let us look at what pains the users will have to undergo if this happens.

Number ONE: Assuming you, as an average consumer do not have that hot budget to buy the new Type C headphones. And also, you have recently bought a pair of really expensive headphones that are adaptable to 3.5mm jacks. What will you do now? Unless you’re super-rich to throw money around, you will not get that Type-C upgrade in any way. And this is ONE BIG FREAKING POINT of why the users are going to suffer by needing to purchase a new pair of Type-C headphones and take the pain of selling the old ones! (If at all anyone buys them)

Number TWO: Okay, now assuming you have got a pair of Bluetooth headphones. And no one these days used Bluetooth headphones on a daily
basis. Maybe once or twice a week. And in a country especially like India, YOU JUST CANNOT AFFORD TO PUT ON A WIRELESS PIECE OF AUDIO EQUIPMENT ONTO YOUR HEAD! You will never know when you’re listening to the songs in air! I had earlier owned a pair of wireless headphones and boy oh boy they disconnected so damn often! Currently, I sometimes turn on my Bluetooth speaker and the audio seems to shutter every 10 minutes. And also, you’ll just have one extra device that you’ll need to charge up quite often now- your Bluetooth headsets. And if not charged at the right time, there should be someone standing by the waiting room door greeting you with a board saying “Welcome to hell!” You haven’t known the pain until you’ve chosen to use Bluetooth audio in a car instead of an aux jack.

Number THREE: Planning to get a converter dongle? Great! There could be nothing better than roaming around with a converter always plugged in to your device or forgetting/loosing the converter somewhere and handle the boring situations! Also, everything will tend to be great when you want to use your expensive headphones and charge your phone at the same time. You are going to hold your 1mm thinner phone and sincerely believe that the small reduction in thickness is definitely worth carrying multiple additional dongles.


Seriously, what I thought this time, Apple would improve on file sharing communication between iOS and Android but here, things are just getting worse. PLUS, no one on the goddamn Earth is asking to remove the headphone jack. You could BARELY list people who have opted for such a decision. Seriously? Spending in another Rs. 3,000 for a piece of headphone that you could only use when your device isn’t charging? Not a good idea.

Here, I am not only blaming Apple but all the other companies who have been attracting this trend lately. People talk about making things more affordable, more accessible. This is what is happening? Companies are pressurizing the lay man to an extent that he has to give up on the BEST relaxation tool in the world? Music? Is that what the target is? Is this high cost taking India and the rest of the world any further? Are YOU, as an average tech consumer ready to put in those extra big bills just to get the taste of the same Rihanna song you loved? I don’t think this should be the case.

YES! Development is necessary but adding up new things makes sense. Not taking off the things that the world still relies on. BARELY a hand picked people today own a pair of Type-C earphones/headphones and trust me, most of them are the tech reviewers. Yes, exactly the ones like me. And just because of how pleasing the earphones are to the ears, we aren’t able to complain. And why would we, we’ve got to try them out for free.


Views of different people vary differently and I did not mean to hurt anybody’s inside. If at all I did, I am sorry. I myself was not planning to write this but the difficulties I am facing, having a USB Type-C only device, it is something that’s becoming a burden every time I travel.

Before I check if I have my shoes on, I tend to check if I have the converter. 

And SLAVES, are ALL we are becoming.