Thursday, September 08, 2016
Apple Kills Headphone Jack But Fails To See Real Trend
The future of audio may be wireless, but the future of computing is on the cloud, not the device.
Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack, "diminutive legacy port", in new iPhone is definitely a step ahead of the crowd and will force even more sales to another new consumer Apple product (Lightning Ear Pods and adapter).
Apple is arguing that the future of audio is wireless, that the world’s current assumptions about mobile audio are not only antiquated, but worthy of immediate abandonment.
But right now that future comes with a price: You’ve got to leave behind the perfectly good headphones you own and you’ve got to purchase the new wireless ones as an iPhone accessory.
Don't get me wrong, Apple makes great products but they are behind the curve when it comes to the future of computing. The rapid sales growth of the Chromebook is showing us, the cloud computing shift is already taking place.
When the functions on the device (Siri, pinch zoom, camera etc) can be used with the computing power (and content) from the cloud, your disruption takes place. The operating system will be the cloud, not on the device..so what will the new iPhone or Samsung Note really be?..just some metal and glass. I dont think you will see many consumers paying $700 for some metal and plastic.
I dont see consumers paying $700 for that.