Twitter gives Apple an earful over removing earphone jack


AirPods and Siri are a match made in heaven.
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It didn’t take long before #jackoff was trending.

Soon after Apple announced the new iPhone 7 would come sans earphone jack, Twitter gave Tim Cook and company an earful. Despite months of speculation that Apple would move toward wireless audio, fans registered their anger on social media as if Apple had caught them by surprise.

It didn’t help when Apple’s Phil Schiller used the word “courage” to describe the decision to kill the 3.5mm jack.

Fans lit into Schiller and Apple for the word choice, saying courage is the character trait of firefighters or soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy.

Others turned their old Apple earbuds into art and satire to express rage over the idea that Apple would expect them to budget more money for adapters and expensive wireless earphones, dubbed AirPods.

Users can still plug into the Lighting port with new earphones or an adapter, but that did little to take down the temperature.


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