The new iPhone doesn't support 3.5mm Earpods. Apple decided to remove the headphone jack that came as a shock to people. But do you know the proper reason? No. maybe you don't. It's just Apple still remember what Sir Steve Jobs once taught them.
Steve Jobs talked about many things at the D8 conference in 2010. He also shared Apple's vision and how they will achieve it. Let us see what Steve Jobs had to say.
"We are trying to make great products for people, and so we have at least the courage of our convictions to say we do not think this is part of what makes a great product, we are going to leave it out." Jobs stated in an interview with Recode founders in 2010. And "we're going to focus our energy instead on these technologies, which we think are in their ascendancy, and we believe in going to be the right technologies for customers."
According to Phil Schiller, the technology is getting old. And the consumers are willing to try something new, and Apple (AAPL 1.76%) wants to deliver a technology that is "betters for all of us."
Do you know that Jobs ditched the support for popular products including Adobe's Flash? He also ditched the disc drives in its computers and removed the 5-inch floppy disk for a 3.5-inch floppy disk, with several moves.
After the Steve Jobs died in 2011, Tim Cook got the opportunity to work as the CEO of Apple.
Apple eliminated the external sd card permanently. Apple also supports connectivity with only Apple's devices. You will understand the basic reason after watching the Steve Job's interview from the video given below.
"You know what? They're paying us to make those choices" -Jobs stated in the interview. "That's what a lot of customers pay us to do; it's to try to make the best products we can. And if we succeed, they'll buy them. And if we don't, they won't. And it'll all work itself out.". It simply means, if iPhone 7 fails to impress the customers Apple will add 3.5mm jack back in next iPhone model. It's a simple concept.