- There were rumors that LG G7 and V30 will ditch headphone jack
- However, those rumors seem to be fake
- The headphone jack is here for a long run.
The headphone jack has become one of the most debated real estates of smartphone industry. Ever since Apple embarked on the jack-less journey in 2016 the trend has extended to at least a few other smartphone manufacturers and their flagship models. The believers of this jack-less future include:
- Lenovo, with its Moto Z and Moto Z Force;
- LeEco with its Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2;
- And finally, Andy Rubin with his Essential Phone.
And since last few days there’re also rumors that LG V30 may also ditch the headphone jack. If that happens, it can be a big deal and LG G7, which is next in line after V30, may also land in the market without a headphone jack. Isn’t it a horrible future?
Fortunately, it seems that this future isn’t coming anytime soon. According to latest renders of device now it’s nearly confirmed than LG V30 will come with headphone jack located on the top.
And when V30 will come with it, why not G7? So we can safely assume that both LG V30 and G7 are likely to come with headphone jacks, and here we try to tell you why it makes sense to do so.
It’s Not Futuristic But Problematic
Soon after Apple decided to ditch the headphone jack in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, users started drilling holes into their high-end iPhones to get that feature. This clearly shows how annoying the idea of a jack-less future is – at least for now. We may be headed towards a jack-less future some day, but as of now we’re not ready for it.
There’s a reason why the 3.5 mm headphone jack has been working for more than 50 years now – because it’s universal. It works across the platforms and devices. You can buy a headphone from any electronics store around the world and as long as there’s a 3.5 mm jack in your phone it will work.
The earphones of your iPhone will work with Android, PC and even with that dumb MP3 player and vice-versa. Same is not true for devices with USB Type-C ports and Lighting connector, the two alternatives which have been presented to us for this ever-working headphone jack.
This lack of universal compatibility makes the other connectivity mechanisms problematic. When a headphone occupies the USB port we can’t charge our phone or connect anything else to it. When we go wireless, there’s a bit of learning curve and also the setup process. Nothing is as handy as a 3.5 mm headphone jack – not yet at least.
And perhaps that’s the reason why no one except for Apple, Lenovo and LeEco is embarking on this future. Headphone jack is here for a long run.