Apple Says It Killed The Headphone Jack Out Of 'Courage'
Apple's iPhone 7 won't have a 3.5 mm headphone port but will ship with an adapter and a set of Lightning headphones.By Matt Picht | September 7, 2016
We're finally about to find out what happens when an unstoppable design ethos meets an immovable port. Apple's new iPhone 7 models come with two cameras, stereo speakers and no 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Apple has abandoned the nearly ubiquitous audio standard in favor of a single Lightning port; it's also selling a pair of wireless headphones called AirPods for $160. Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller actually stood on stage and called this a courageous move with a straight face.
"It really comes down to one word: Courage. The courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us," Schiller told the crowd.