Do You Think It Was Apple's Decision to Drop the 3.5 mm Jack? Think Again!
Did you read/hear one of the many rumor stories about the removal of the 3.5 mm audio "due to Apple's fixation on making devices slimmer?" Well, we all did, and the rumor has a reason. It's true! The only minor detail is: It wasn't just Apple on that one. To the surprise of many in the audio industry, the decision was taken in consensus among the powerful companies that decide about consumer technologies these days: the big semiconductor and IT companies and the smartphone makers, of course.