Four years ago, all phones had a 3.5 mm audio jack for music listening. After a series of flagship smartphones switched over to USB-C, lightning jacks, and Bluetooth earphones; we see a setback of the 3.5 mm audio jack. Is the 3.5 mm audio jack still a thing?
Is the 3.5 mm audio jack still a thing?
What is 3.5 mm audio jack?
Audio jack, also known as the connector, was used in semiconductor radios. It was popular with the introduction of Sony’s Walkman in 1979. The jack is also known as a TRS connector. Many people have been using audio jacks in audio equipment. With software, it converts the audio signal from digital to analog.
3.5 mm audio jack is a jack for music audios with a similar diameter. The TRS connector is both cheap, durable, and compact, and delivers crisp sound. Therefore, this has been the best choice for audio output since 2005.
The audio jack reigned on the throne until Apple launched the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. And no, these smartphones don’t have the 3.5 mm audio jack. As expected, Apple quickly threatened the king’s throne.
Is the era of 3.5 audio jack over?
Since 2016, following the trend of Lenovo / Motorola and Apple, big phone companies are gradually removing the 3.5mm audio jack from the features of their new phones.
Phones without 3.5 mm audio jack are currently on the market.
Why do they remove the jack 3.5 mm?
There are plenty of reasons, one of them is saving room for other parts of the phone. Furthermore, smartphones maker can enhance the water and dust resistance of their phones. Removing the 3.5mm audio jack saves space to increase battery capacity. Because with today’s phone using frequency, no battery capacity is enough.
Besides, the removal of audio jack creates opportunities for designers to design new technology products freely. They call the new designing trend a unique “no-hole” smartphone trend.
Some people suspect that Apple changed the entire audio jack of new products to lightning to make it easier to sell Airpods. Counterpoint Research shows that Apple holds 60% of the wireless audio market. Airpods sales are increasing day by day, becoming the goose that lays the golden eggs for Apple.
Predict the future of the 3.5 mm audio jack
Many people predict Bluetooth audios will dominate the market. Relatively speaking, Bluetooth audio devices can transmit sound wirelessly; sound quality is also good. Also, you can also use it to control the music player as well as receive and stop calls.
However, it’s not an easy task to totally get rid of the 3.5 mm audio jack. Obviously, the sound quality of the audio jack is superior, and it doesn’t need to be charged.
Most people don’t notice the sound quality until the volume is turned louder. The sound when using the 3.5 mm audio jack is much better than the buzzing, unreliable Bluetooth sound.
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