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Hit the road, headphone jack?

January 14th, 2016

Episode 788 of 1744 episodes

After rumours that Apple was going to get rid of the headphone jack in its imminent iPhone 7, more than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking them to reconsider. Tom Bateman prepared a short obituary for the mini headphone jack, whose origins date back all the way to the late 19th century, and we discussed the potential innovation with Ingrid Lunden, news editor at website TechCrunch.

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