In typical fashion, it seems as if Apple is making moves to put the squeeze on its customers, says Forbes. Apparently, the company will be abandoning the standard 3.5mm (1/8″) headphone ports with the upcoming iPhone 7, forcing customers to purchase either dedicated “lightning” plug headphones or bulky adapters to be able to use their existing headphones.
In addition to the enormous amounts of money that consumers will have to shell out, this move will literally create tons of electronic waste in their overseas factories, which most likely will not be recycled. While this move is a big disappointment, it should come as no surprise.
Apple is notorious for arbitrarily changing its cable connectors for new Mac and iOS devices, rendering millions of car chargers and other accessories obsolete every couple of years.