The only thing that will surprise anyone who knows me is that it took this long to pull the trigger.
But: Oct. 19 delivery?! That’s like a month from now! You’re killing me, Apple!
Interesting insights here. He loves Apple’s hardware and apps, prefers Android OS. Apple, you’ve got some ripping off to do!
One day an iPhone is going to explode, and Samsung users are going to be like, “Samsung has had this feature for years”.
— Mother Of Sarcasm (@SarcasmMother) September 17, 2016
John Gruber relates Apple’s decision to drop headphone jack to bigger issues:
“When we think of controversial decisions, we tend to think of both sides as creating controversy. Choose A and the B proponents will be angry; choose B and the A proponents will be angry. But when it comes to controversial change of the status quo, it’s not like that. Only the people who are opposed to the change get outraged. Leave things as they are and there is no controversy. The people who aren’t outraged by the potential change are generally ambivalent about it, not in a fervor for it. Strong feelings against change on one side, and widespread ambivalence on the other. That’s why the status quo is generally so slow to change, in fields ranging from politics to technology.”
I would not even describe myself as “ambivalent” about Apple’s decision to drop the headphone jack. Really, what it comes down to is I don’t give a darn. I switched to Bluetooth a couple of years ago. The only time I use that 3.5-mm jack is to connect the iPhone to the cassette adapter in my car. And a Bluetooth car adapter only costs $25-$40.
In politics, it takes a crisis to bring about big changes. When things are gradually declining — as they are now in the US — people want to just kick the problem down the road a little longer.