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November 24, 2018
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Logitech to reportedly acquire headphone maker Plantronics for $2.2B

Popular computer accessories maker Logitech may be looking to purchase Plantronics, a company that specializes in Bluetooth earpieces and headsets. According to a report from Reuters, this would be Logitech’s largest acquisition by far to date. This would also help … Continue reading

April 30, 2018
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2018 iPhones may kill 3.5mm adapter two years after headphone jack, iPhone X estimates drop

Barclays is out today with two analyst notes on Apple. Mark Moskowitz has lowered iPhone X estimates again, while Blayne Curtis predicts Apple may stop bundling the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter with iPhones in the future. more… 9to5Mac

March 10, 2018
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Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with… the headphone jack

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and … Continue reading

February 6, 2017
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Apple formalizes 8-pin ‘Ultra Accessory Connector’ for headphone interoperability

Apple has issued a developer preview on a connector, now dubbed the Ultra Accessory Connector, intended to ease connectivity and adapter problems on "Made for i"-certified headphones. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 12, 2017
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HTC’s new U series phones follow Apple’s iPhone 7 in eliminating headphone jacks

In a surprise announcement, HTC on Thursday revealed two new flagship phones, the U Ultra and U Play — both of which, like Apple’s iPhone 7, abandon a headphone jack in favor of digital-only audio. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 12, 2016
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‘Dongle Dangler’ Kickstarter project aims to help you keep track of your 3.5mm headphone adapter

Apple made the courageous decision to remove the headphone jack with the release of the iPhone 7, but in an effort to ease the transition, the company included a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with every purchase. One issue people have … Continue reading

November 3, 2016
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Hands-on: Twelve South’s Fermata headphone charging stand [Video]

This week Twelve South launched its new Fermata headphone charging stand. The stand, which is geared towards wireless headphones, features an integrated power cable to easily facilitate recharging. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough as we unbox, setup and … Continue reading

October 9, 2016
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Headphone picks for iPhone 7 users missing the 3.5mm headphone jack

One of the biggest changes unveiled with the iPhone 7 was the deletion of the phone’s 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of an all Lightning solution. It’s been a divisive issue, but luckily there are plenty of viable options out … Continue reading

September 7, 2016
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iPhone 7 Hands-On: Improved Cameras, New Jet Black Color, AirPods, No Headphone Jack, and More

Immediately following its media event today in San Francisco, Apple invited members of the press to a special hands-on area to get a closer look at the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The first real-life photos and videos of … Continue reading

September 6, 2016
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Bragi intros cheaper wireless Headphone earbuds days before ‘iPhone 7’ launch

Audio gear maker Bragi on Monday announced the Headphone, a new set of fully wireless earbuds being marketed as less expensive than the Dash, and ideal for people buying smartphones without a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, like Apple’s impending "iPhone 7." … Continue reading

July 24, 2016
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iPhone 7 Again Said to Ship With Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Dongle

With just over six weeks remaining until Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, leaked photos and rumors surrounding the smartphones are starting to become clear and consistent. Deutsche Bank is the latest group to … Continue reading

January 8, 2016
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iPhone 7 May Feature Thinner, Waterproof Body With No Headphone Jack and Wireless Charging

Apple’s iPhone 7 may feature wireless charging and a thinner waterproof body with no headphone jack, according to a new report from Fast Company that is in line with previous iPhone 7 rumors from the Asian supply chain. Citing a … Continue reading

January 5, 2016
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Supply Chain Rumors Reaffirm iPhone 7 Will Not Have Headphone Jack

Six weeks ago, Japanese website Mac Otakara reported that Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector for both connectivity and audio output. Adding fuel to the rumor, … Continue reading

November 28, 2015
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Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7 With All-in-One Lightning Connector

Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the next-generation iPhone in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector, according to often-reliable Japanese website Mac Otakara. Apple may also release Lightning-equipped EarPods to support the new audio output on … Continue reading