Dec 5, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

AppleblendWe're a little late to the game, we know, but Ezra and I here at AppleBlend recently purchased iPhone 7s (thanks for the deal, Verizon). So far, they've been great. I've received compliments on the sleek design, beautiful display, and Barry Allen-like speed. I've enjoyed almost every aspect of the phone, except for one. Yes, you guessed it, the lack of a headphone jack. We've already expressed our opinions about its removal, and to summarize, we weren't impressed. Removing all ports from iPhone may be Apple's eventual goal, but as of now it's just annoying. The biggest issue I have with this? My endless nightly battle of music versus charging.

If you're like me, you don't have much time for charging your iPhone during the day. School, work, and life in general get in the way, and most people charge at night, use in the day, charge at night again, and the cycle continues. And, if you're like me, you listen to music at night. This brings us to the crux of the problem. Why? You've been using your iPhone all day, and now it's low on charge, probably somewhere between 1 and 20 percent. You want to listen to music, but you also need to charge your phone for tomorrow. Still don't get it? The iPhone 7 only has one port for charging/music, so you have to choose. Unless, of course, you shell out extra for an adapter.

This is one of the many problems that we expected when Apple removed the headphone jack. Sure, long term it isn't crippling, but for now it's tough. If you have any thoughts on this or other problems you've experienced with the removal of the headphone jack, please leave them below.


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