Why the Headphone Jack is Going EXTINCT

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  • Mipeal
    Mipeal 5 часов назад


  • GoodMusicManiac999 Z
    GoodMusicManiac999 Z 7 часов назад

    Disappearing? Are u sure?
    (Especially with USB type-C connectors, which don't lock in place and are always moving in their sockets.... the most high-quality audio you can get is that frying effect.
    Bluetooth? No, thanks. Too much unhealthy electromagnetic pollution, too much expensive, and for sure I'd end up with just one bud within 5 minutes or even lesser!)
    What really concerns me is microUSB ditching. My phone was one of the first models to be equipped with "the marvelous USB type-C", and I find it terrible. Ok, charge and data transfer rates are excellent, but tbh: was it really so necessary?
    The greatest claim is that they are reversible. I bet I never had any difficulty plugging a microUSB in its socket, even at night without having to turn the lights on! And then it offered a firm and reliable connection.
    Type-c is a real hassle instead: very impractical for everyday, on-the-go usage because there's always the risk for the connector to slip out of the port; always have to carry the adapter (and I publicly thank Samsung to have included that with the phone). It is very small and kind of difficult to grab sometimes, has to be stored in its bag to prevent loss. This is not exactly "making life easier", most of the times I even discard the idea of a simple charge (especially when outside) because I have to stop whatever I'm doing, sit down, assemble all the pieces and plug the power bank, and of course check for connection integrity every now and then... when I could plug my mp3 player (fitted with the microUSB) simply while walking!
    So, upgrades are important but manufacturers have also to consider how much impacting these novelties will be under all various aspects, not just profits.

  • Old Random Computing
    Old Random Computing 9 часов назад +1

    Apple needed an excuse to sell them stupid, expensive and easy to lose air pods.
    EDIT: Thin phones are driven by consumer demand? Me? I honestly couldn't care how thin my phone is. If anything, I actually want a phone with these features:
    Big battery.
    Removable battery.
    Ip68 water resistance.
    A headphone jack.
    Excellent performance.
    Expandable storage.
    option to chose stock android OS.

  • [] OMG []
    [] OMG [] 11 часов назад

    In future, phones will be as thin as a piece of paper.

  • Elie Santos
    Elie Santos 13 часов назад

    That last line made me laugh lol. Resubscribed haha

  • Michaeliosgamer5
    Michaeliosgamer5 15 часов назад

    How trigger some people

    *I have an iPhone 7 Plus which has no headphone jack!*

  • Mitch Johnson
    Mitch Johnson 15 часов назад

    Yeah, eveeeeeentually wireless or bluetooth or whatever will have so many advantages and we will all have them so the jacks won't make any sense. Then you can say you were vindicated. Apple can say they were vindicated.

    Doesn't change the fact that it was a crappy decision and the only people who like it are people who aren't using their headphone jacks.

  • Jake Diaz
    Jake Diaz 16 часов назад

    Samsung Galaxy 10 thankfully made this age badly quick.

  • Nd4SpdSe
    Nd4SpdSe 17 часов назад

    Eventually, to differentiate themselves, they'll ADD the headphone jack back

  • Chazahc
    Chazahc 17 часов назад +1

    *Samsung S10 still has it lol*

  • BigG2k Gameplay
    BigG2k Gameplay 19 часов назад

    still ridicule in my book

  • Wkterr
    Wkterr 20 часов назад

    Yes, I watched the video to the very end. Very disappointed to see you drank the kool-aid on this. The size premium are waterproofing are complete bullshit arguments. If Samsung can do it, why can't Apple? It's complete and utter nonsense. I will not buy a smartphone with a headphone jack. I'd rather ditch the smartphone and do the "digital detox", as music is my main use for it, and I'm not switching to peni^H^H^H^Hdongles or inferior USB-C headphones that I only can use with my dumbass phone any time soon.

  • Waggish More
    Waggish More День назад

    The Note 9 had a headphone jack and it was rated HIGHER water proof then the iphone 8

  • GatorBack
    GatorBack День назад

    TLDR; it wont.

  • Grant Rennie
    Grant Rennie День назад +1

    Wired headphones $5 - $150 Bluetooth headphones $150-$900
    Wired last until you pull them apart, wireless until an obsolete dead battery or a well placed software update makes them incompatible aka bricks them on a planned date.

  • Soccercrazyigboman
    Soccercrazyigboman День назад

    This is why I hate Apple. Every trend they start is always worse for the consumer

    XCRPT День назад

    DJ Mixers still use headphone jacks. They won't be extinct anytime soon

  • ajmrly
    ajmrly День назад +1

    The thing that makes it completely nonsensical is that older phones were smaller. If it's really a space concern, why are the phones getting larger for minimal performance increases?

  • Eraser
    Eraser День назад

    Your hand looks photoshopped or green screened onto the video

  • Konrad Figura
    Konrad Figura 2 дня назад

    I thought that's just another episode of $H!T Manufacturers Say

  • Nintendo Kid
    Nintendo Kid 2 дня назад

    I'd almost rather have a phone with no camera at all. The front facing camera can definitely go away. I don't need 5 cameras on my phone or any of those stupid sensors. Just give me a pocket computer with maybe one decent camera on the back. I'm not a professional photographer here.

  • LRV V
    LRV V 2 дня назад


  • KG ajjahn hutchinson-baldwin
    KG ajjahn hutchinson-baldwin 3 дня назад

    Oh and airpods are stupid. You can use those so easily.

  • KG ajjahn hutchinson-baldwin
    KG ajjahn hutchinson-baldwin 3 дня назад

    You apple fans are something else. In fact I really dislike the fact that companies are ditching the headphone jack.

  • Simon S.
    Simon S. 3 дня назад

    Yes, the memes

  • TRPSnow
    TRPSnow 3 дня назад +4

    Sorry, I like the privacy of listening to my own audio with my preferred headphones without having to buy overpriced garbage or yet another overpriced dongle.

  • Axel Mulder
    Axel Mulder 5 дней назад

    I hate phones without a headphone jack because they force you to use wireless headphones/earbuds - which means you will have one more item to charge every now and then.

  • Jermaine Ortiz
    Jermaine Ortiz 6 дней назад

    If i phone does not have a headphone jack i wont buy it. That means no FM radio no wired headphones. U are locked to headphone they tell u to use only.

  • Gabriel Nilo
    Gabriel Nilo 6 дней назад

    If they give me headphone type C, I will not complain.

  • 잡다한 채널원꾼의
    잡다한 채널원꾼의 7 дней назад

    then just don't drop your phone into water.

  • totallyfrozen
    totallyfrozen 7 дней назад

    Yeah, I’m not buying the reasons/excuses. Trying to reclaim “precious real estate”, by eliminating a feature that allows customers to use a ubiquitous accessory that has been around for decades (we all have 1 or 5 or 15 of these 1/8” earbuds lying around) is just a bad idea. Just another way that Apple tries to dictate to the world what you will and won’t use as a device. All the other companies seem to copy all of Apple’s bad ideas far more than their good ideas. Building a phone that makes me buy a $35 aftermarket adapter to be able to charge and listen simultaneously is a crappy thing to do. Apple has ZERO regard for customers anymore. Steve Jobs would be rolling in his grave, I think. This is not his vision.

  • J G
    J G 7 дней назад

    I personally cannot wait until AUX is gone from absolutely everything, including mobile phones, time to move forward people.

  • rZel
    rZel 8 дней назад

    If head phone Jack's go can we at least get 2 USB c ports so I don't gotta buy a dongle every 8 months

  • ayy lmao
    ayy lmao 8 дней назад

    sorry i dont speak broke

  • Jack of All
    Jack of All 8 дней назад

    No headphone jack + notch = mind less apple

  • Citizen Se7en
    Citizen Se7en 8 дней назад

    "Courageous" or not, I won't be buying a smartphone without a headphone jack.

  • Daniel J
    Daniel J 8 дней назад

    I have two words, and always the same two words for many years: F**K APPLE

  • Hg Lim
    Hg Lim 8 дней назад +1

    Bluetooth earphones can never sound as good as wired ones as long as audio files need to be compressed enough to attain a decent wireless transfer rate.

  • James Story
    James Story 8 дней назад

    Was there a technical problem with the sound on this video or my ability to stream it? Or was that a cheeky joke about how crappy modestly priced Bluetooth headphones sound.

  • Bad Animations
    Bad Animations 8 дней назад

    This guy is from LinusTechTips, did you just hire him or something?

  • Gerald Tomyn
    Gerald Tomyn 9 дней назад +1

    Just because Apple does something, doesn't make it the right thing to do.
    Samsung is not ditching the headphone jack, and I suspect other manufacturers will be bringing it back.
    Oh yeah, and Apple's sales are falling off a cliff lately.

  • Xavier Rose
    Xavier Rose 9 дней назад +1

    Sorry the headphone Jack needs to stay. Bluetooth emits radiation..

  • S S
    S S 9 дней назад

    Iphone has no jack but it has a stupid notch in the screen. Apple put some shit out these days

  • RamsesTheFourth
    RamsesTheFourth 9 дней назад

    If they get rid of the jack then I wont buy a smartphone next time.

  • suolasfilms
    suolasfilms 9 дней назад

    I hate headphone jacks especially on phones as they will always eventually work loose and you lose either a channel or everything.

  • yoan perez
    yoan perez 9 дней назад

    I am still with a galaxy note 4. There are 3 features that I love that almost don't exist anymore. 1. IR blaster 2. Headphone jack 3. Removable battery

  • God Awful Content
    God Awful Content 9 дней назад

    My balls my big balls

  • Kim Kardashian Un
    Kim Kardashian Un 9 дней назад

    Headphones jacks are getting nuked

  • Felipemelazzi
    Felipemelazzi 9 дней назад +1

    2:38 "And this is all in the name of differentiating their phone from their competitors's in a world where, truly, tiny differences between models can make or break sales."
    So I must be a really weird person for seeing a 3,5mm jack as a Positive differentiator for when choosing my next phone.

  • Jordan Winders
    Jordan Winders 9 дней назад +1

    Eventually everything will be wireless. And the kids will be like..."lol what's a headphones Jack?".
    (Case and point who knows what an 8 track is? No googling)

  • Jude Passanha
    Jude Passanha 9 дней назад

    worst segue into ad spot... what was the sudden green background for??

  • Derp Scout
    Derp Scout 9 дней назад

    My all time favorite phone is the Droid 3 because it was sturdy and had a slide function for a magnificent keyboard for really fast typing with little to no miss clicks but in order for the phone to work smoothly with browsing you needed to install a new OS that was minimalist on CPU/RAM consumption.

  • Dragzilla 66
    Dragzilla 66 9 дней назад

    Headphone jacks for life. Fuck this trend.

  • CommanderRE
    CommanderRE 9 дней назад

    Right now I have a iPhone se (iPhone 6 but smaller) it has a headphone jack and I will not buy a newer iPhone. I will either buy a Samsung or if they add a headphone jack back I will buy a iPhone. But right now I don’t care for a new phone

  • Hirvee5
    Hirvee5 9 дней назад

    Why has this video so many likes? Most of the points made can be disputed and immediately shown completely incorrect.

  • Aris Gascon
    Aris Gascon 10 дней назад

    Ironically, removing the jack effectively removing its worth of the device.

  • Piak Piak
    Piak Piak 10 дней назад +1

    well, the audio jack certainly beats a vibrator in a phone and you can always make the phone bigger

  • Bas Koning
    Bas Koning 10 дней назад +6

    'we need the space' 'for things like TRIPLE CAMERA's' (rolls eyes)

  • r Negoro
    r Negoro 10 дней назад

    Remove headphone jack = sell Bluetooth headphones.

  • S. Bass
    S. Bass 10 дней назад

    I don't want dumb innovation. Apple now = Dumb Innovation.

  • Sayam Qazi
    Sayam Qazi 10 дней назад

    1:34 No they don't fit the power of a PC into a small phone. Just stop it. Fastest of the phone can even compare to the mid ranged PC.

  • Big Yehudah
    Big Yehudah 10 дней назад

    wow what a crap take Linus. there IS a very easy way to reverse it. Make it illegal to not have a 3.5 Jack. problem solved.

  • KingBobXIV
    KingBobXIV 10 дней назад

    On the point of "are they _really_ just copying Apple???" - yes, yes they are.
    Case in point: the fucking notch. Nobody had a notch until Apple did it, and then everyone started copying the notch. Apple here actually did have a reason for this - they needed the space for cameras and sensors and couldn't somehow put them under the screen, and if they wanted the "bezelless" upper corners? Well, you need a notch.
    But not all the phones copying them even need a notch. When I was recently shopping for a new phone (went with a notchless Pixel 3) and comparing, I saw a ton of new models with notches that _still had a large bezel_ on the top or bottom. The Pixel 3 _XL_ is actually a prime example of this - Why add a notch on the top when you have _a massive chin bezel anyway?_ Sacrifice the speaker dent if you must, but don't put a god damn notch on the top and leave a massive void on the bottom and call it "bezelless design". It's just stupid. _And they're not the only ones!_ Almost every phone I saw had a notch, and they all looked like garbage because they had huge bezels somewhere anyway.

  • Dominik Ratyński
    Dominik Ratyński 10 дней назад

    Linus please.... stop... just stop.....

  • Ziel Amerak
    Ziel Amerak 10 дней назад

    Apple didn't even were the first to take out the 3.5mm audio jack, there were phones like more than 10 years ago without it, they just use a single Mini USB for charge, you have to use a Mini USB to 3.5mm adapter to use the headphones and, there was no way to make the 2 things at once, was stupid then, and is stupid now.

  • Elliott Henderson
    Elliott Henderson 10 дней назад +2

    So how do I simultaneously charge my phone whilst listening with my headphones in?

    • totallyfrozen
      totallyfrozen 7 дней назад

      Elliott Henderson
      You have to buy an adapter. Belkin makes one. It retails for about $35. That’s insane!!

  • Theonlyoneleft1000
    Theonlyoneleft1000 10 дней назад

    or, you know, they could have gone to 2.5mm

  • Hayley Pond
    Hayley Pond 10 дней назад +1

    If they can get rid of the buzz that comes from bluetooth maybe.

  • Frederico Bazano
    Frederico Bazano 10 дней назад

    how i mnissed techquickie

  • low school
    low school 10 дней назад +2

    why is he holding a dildo in the thumbnail

  • Guitartube25
    Guitartube25 10 дней назад

    I came for tech advice years ago. And I stayed until this very day for the awesome humor of Linus and his crazy staff. Love it! xD

  • Cody The Hunter
    Cody The Hunter 10 дней назад

    Samsung phones have a headphone jack AND its waterproof.

  • Lenny
    Lenny 10 дней назад

    Frustrated apple fanatics who love 3.5mm are buying the dongle shit for 20$ and everyone else buys shit like airpods for 100$+. Theres the revenue

  • John Arktor
    John Arktor 10 дней назад

    This is bullshit.

  • maxman1244
    maxman1244 11 дней назад

    i miss my 3.5mm, but i will say my usb-c earphones sound 100% better than even my highest quality 3.5mm earphones on my phone itself. most phones probably dont justify it, but mines okay personally.

  • Nerlam1
    Nerlam1 11 дней назад

    Still stupid, always will be. Bluetooth is too annoying to mess with, and I don't feel like buying adaptors and headphones. Guess my iPhone 6s is the newest phone I'm getting :/
    Thanks apple

  • Thomas K
    Thomas K 11 дней назад

    Linux, you have pairs of very very costly headphones in your house and tell me this bullshit. The best headphones in the world up to this minute all uses jacks and are NOT digital for a reason.

  • psammiad
    psammiad 11 дней назад

    I'll admit I was outraged when Apple didn't include a headphone jack - but now I have wireless earphones I almost never use the jack.

  • Gumpa2
    Gumpa2 11 дней назад +1

    I find ditching the headphone jack also questionable in terms of sustainability. Before no headphone would have needed batteries, you could plug in your 50 Year old headphones, and they still work, because they are passive. With these bluetooth headphones you also have to buy the Preamp over and over again, when you want a new set of headphones, and because of their batteries they got a limited lifetime. There will be no replacment for these batteries in like 2 years, which will ultimately result in them being trash.
    Its the same with E-Bikes. Mhh, how could i make this ever lasting thing just a bit less long lasting, so people will need to buy a new one more often? Slap a battery on it, and stop support after few years.
    I find this highly questionable! It also took ages for electronic manufacturers to use the same port for data and power. And finally we got a standart, and can save on building preetty much the same power plugs over and over again. And all of a sudden, they come up with forced bluetooth headsets, or these dongles of doom for prices that are absolutely loudicrous!

    • Максим Нечай
      Максим Нечай 8 дней назад

      But for headphones you wear on the street or during sports, cable cord is more likely to die several times faster than a battery. And buds type headphones usually do not come together with detachable cable cords.

    • Bas Koning
      Bas Koning 10 дней назад

      Yes yes yes, but then how are we going to sell our overpriced products at a premium? Have you seen our fine dongles and air-buds?

  • Jennie Needham
    Jennie Needham 11 дней назад +1

    Keep sucking on that Shill D, Linus. Keep sucking.

  • Chris
    Chris 11 дней назад +1

    I'm surprised no ones designed a phone case yet with an audio jack to usb connector built in. Not ideal but would solve part of the issue.

  • Alfonso
    Alfonso 11 дней назад +5

    Nonsense propaganda.

    • Bas Koning
      Bas Koning 10 дней назад +1

      Exactly. 'we need more space' 'for three cameras' 'so now buy our expensive headphones' smh

  • suchdoge
    suchdoge 11 дней назад +1

    There was a guy who modded his iphone to include a headphone jack so functionality has nothing to do with this shit

  • Cashburner
    Cashburner 11 дней назад +2

    *_Sponsored By Apple_*

  • Lucas B
    Lucas B 11 дней назад +5

    I’m not likely to drop my phone in my coffee or toilet. So put the hole back apple.

  • code wax
    code wax 11 дней назад

    Its about time they made an adapter USB to headphone jack.

  • Marián Markovič
    Marián Markovič 11 дней назад

    headphone jack + FM radio,.. hope they stay in some models,....

  • Wojciech Sokołowski
    Wojciech Sokołowski 11 дней назад

    Who the heck needs the Jack anyway? Wireless is where it's at

  • 3ron
    3ron 11 дней назад

    No headphone jack sucks, period.

  • Geen naam
    Geen naam 11 дней назад

    Apple customers do not care about quality, they just want to be "different"(read all the same). With power hungry apps these days it is a real hinder, not being able to charge and use headphones at the same time.

  • CrAzYpErSoN YT
    CrAzYpErSoN YT 11 дней назад

    Apple removes the headphone jack

    Suggested Reason: Makes waterproof easier

    Apple: Well Linus, I think we might as well just do the opposite!

  • Panicandrun tm
    Panicandrun tm 11 дней назад

    fuck i-phones

  • Nash Dash
    Nash Dash 11 дней назад

    Because it represents the oppression of the patriarchy and its falic nature resembles the penetration of the male rape culture.

  • Jonathan Hirschbaum
    Jonathan Hirschbaum 11 дней назад

    OK, so no jack and our phones are waterproof now, right? No? So bullshit.
    Reason is easy: since introducing the DRM, publishers were figuring out the "analog gap" to prevent piracy. I dont really understand how the tech savvy influencer like LInus never mentioned it. It was clear since infamous Sony rootkit and heated discussions afterwards. Do whatever it takes to kill analog gap.

  • The Evil Dice
    The Evil Dice 11 дней назад

    I think Linus is giving the executives making these decisions a little too much credit.

  • outsideredge
    outsideredge 11 дней назад +1

    When I visit my nephew and I see that his old earpods are the old model with the 3.5 mm jack and not lightning, I don't blame him for keeping his old phones that work on both his chromebook and his PS4 controller for multiplayer gaming. Those old headphones are still incredibly versatile even if you never use them with a phone. No, I blame Apple for forcing this mess. I can charge my phone and listen to music through headphones at the same time. No matter how much I like the new iPhones, that still pisses me off to no end.

  • Johnny
    Johnny 11 дней назад

    My Sony Xperia X is waterproof and has the headphone jack.
    Fuck you apple. This is all about selling expensive accessories.

  • Jeremy Bookbinder
    Jeremy Bookbinder 11 дней назад

    I have used mostly wireless headphones for a few years but a headphone jack is still a must have thats why I got a Note 9 and not the Pixel 3XL.

  • 0Krawm
    0Krawm 11 дней назад

    1 other reason is using the lightning for both charge and headphone wear it out faster effectively killing your iPhone as it wont charge anymore, courageous cause it make us sale more iPhone!!

  • Joe Bates
    Joe Bates 11 дней назад

    Think Different.