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After months of rumors and criticism online, Apple confirmed Wednesday that it will eliminate the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.  Those who buy the newest iPhone will either have to go wireless with Bluetooth headphones, buy a pair of corded headphones that can connect through the Lightning port (the one you use to charge your phone), or else get a Lightning adapter to use with the headphones you already have.

Source: CNN Tech

Date: September 8th, 2016

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/08/technology/apple-headphone-jack-explained/index.html?iid=Lead

Discussion

1) Apple has been accused of really lacking the ability to innovate since the launch of the iPod, which coupled with iTunes was a true innovation.  Is moving to wireless headphones an innovation, or even about having the “courage to move on”?

2) There has been significant discussion about the move by Apple to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.  In what ways, and who else, does this impact?

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