Monkey see Monkey do: S8 no headphone jack?

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    Technically Motorola was first but the company that got the most publicity for leaving out the headphone jack was Apple. The iPhone 7/7+ went without a headphone jack and the world lost their minds at first but quickly got over it. Plus it opened the door for companies to innovate ways around it.

    As much as Samsung made the headphone jack a staple of their commercial, it is ironic that they themselves are looking to follow suit. But this is not the first time we have seen this with android as the Droiddoes commercial made fun of Apple for a lot of lacking features only to the adopt those same features (or lack thereof) in future iterations.

    So was Apple right, are 3.5mm headphone jacks no longer needed?


    Source: Exclusive: Galaxy S8 is not going to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack
     
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    They're probably unnecessary for daily use, but there are some special cases that still need them. For example, sound / mixer boards usually don't have bluetooth connectivity. If you want to play music from your phone through a PA system, you need a wired connection.
     
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    For my personal use of a phone, the 3.5mm jack has been useless and unwanted for years. Not because I want bluetooth headphones but because I don't use headphones in general.

    I however don't want phones to get rid of the 3.5mm jack just because I don't want Apple to somehow get validation for being "courageous".
     
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    When I travel I want to watch/listen to my things in private and use headphones (I have an expensive set that works with my hearing aides). Sure you could get the adapter (gee just another adapter...) but then the extra batteries and chargers are useless and you have to take turns with the devices. To me it seems like another way to make them even skinnier which generally makes them more brake prone. How about making a phone that doesn't need a case instead?
     
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    To me it's another option removed from the user.

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    I use my headphones every night to listen to the radio and the late night talk shows( coast to Coast AM) without keeping my husband awake all night.

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    The point of that video being here was to point out that the G1 did not have a headphone jack.


    How many of you were aware of that?
     
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    granted ppl wh
    granted that ppl were kinda still using cd players and walkman or something like that back then b/c phones werent quite capable of music playback, not true playback...
     
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    I was on easily my 3rd MP3 player back then. MP3s exploded in 2000,2001 ish.
     
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