Why the headphone jack is increasingly being removed from our phones
The 3.5mm headphone jack was popularised by the Sony Walkman in the 1970s, and remained a key part of mobile music devices until recently. In 2016, Apple decided not to include the headphone jack in the iPhone 7, making waves across the tech industry. Samsung was one of the last champions of the headphone jack, but revealed the Galaxy Note 10 in August of 2019 without a headphone jack. The future is not bright for this familiar technology.