Apple is mad.
According to this article on The Verge, they intend to take out the 3.5mm headphone jack and make us use the lightning port instead.
If Apple makes the Lightning port the only option for wired headphones, it would be a huge shift that would likely infuriate a large portion of the public.
The idea is outlandish, but Apple is not beyond doing seemingly outlandish things. It killed the 30-pin connector after selling a billion of them and famously killed both optical and floppy drives with no remorse — doing things that upset people in the name of progress isn’t new for the company.
Asides from giving them near total control over accessories (and the prices thereof), they’ll be able to claim, on their fancy little Keynote presentation – “it’s our thinnest iPhone ever”.
Like we care. Kmt.