Although Apple did not really impress with its special event, it wasn't too bad. The new iPhone 7 had some improvements, including the dual camera and a better screen, and a new Apple Watch with GPS (and Pokémon Go) were welcome additions to the lineup. However, there was one glaring mistake in the presentation: the new iPhone 7 lacks a headphone jack.
While this isn't a problem for Apple, who hopes to profit off of their new wireless AirPods, it poses a threat to users worldwide. First, the only wired headphones now usable must have a lightning connector (or older earbuds can be connected via an adapter), which means that most headphone and earbud users will have to purchase a new pair, unless they enjoy having their old ones plugged into an awkward adapter. Not only that, but it will now be impossible to charge your phone while using wired earbuds unless you're willing to shell out $39 dollars for a clunky adapter. Apple seems to be saying: buy wireless earbuds, or go buy a different phone. Which really isn't the best sales pitch, especially for people who don't like wireless earbuds.
We at AppleBlend think that Apple's removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 is a terrible mistake, and could hurt iPhone sales and Apple reputation. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.