Speculation and rumour seem to go hand in hand with Apple hardware, however I didn’t expect Forbes to be so keen to get into the act. When I saw this article (before the edit below the title) it sounded like a confirmed thing: Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense
It certainly sounds like something Apple might do. From a personal perspective I hope they don’t – I have a lot of older devices, and I don’t really want to buy a pair of Beats headphones, however from a music lover’s perspective, maybe it’s time for the old 3mm stereo plug to be phased out? The article hints at an increase in quality which most of us won’t pick up – certainly not someone like me who’s spent many years attending or playing at gigs and lives with a constant ringing in my ears.
It feels like people are struggling to find a logical reason for the Beats acquisition, and I have to say that the answer may be staring them in the face: