This is necessary for innovation, and someone needed to do it
And why were iPhone sales on the decline last year? Many believe it's due to lack of innovation -- Apple's failure to push out a truly differentiated, game-changing product lineup as it's always done. Well guys, here's to getting what you wish for. Part of Apple's greatness is its history of boldly abandoning so-called "legacy" technologies, forcing users to adapt to alternatives that are more in line with where they see technology moving. Remember when the company removed the floppy disk from iMacs in the late '90s in favor of the CD-ROM? CDs could hold more data, which was nice. Then Apple dropped the CD-ROM when it recognized it was a bulky power hog. It ditched the 30-pin connector for Lightning chargers so you could juice up your battery faster.
The adjustment periods after these sweeping changes were a little bumpy, but ultimately, we embraced the changes. Removing the headphone jack means Apple believes wireless is the future, and it's hard to argue with that. Call it arrogance or call it foresight, but if history's any indication, when Apple says jump, we say how high.
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