Lack of Headphone Jack on New iPhone Rubs Students the Wrong Way

Garrett Almeida | Co Editor-in-Chief


Every year as the pumpkin spice lattes return to Starbucks, a new iPhone is released. The time has come and Apple has unveiled its newest smartphone, the iPhone 7. One of the most controversial features, or lack thereof, is the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack that most music lovers used on a daily basis. Apple decided to go with size over functionality. The headphone port was keeping the iPhone from getting slimmer, so Apple did away with it. This decision has caused great controversy nationally, and even here at Livermore High.

So what did LHS students have to say about the removal of the 3.5 mm jack?

To say the least, they were apprehensive to the idea. Hector Ceballos (grade 12) called the change “ludicrous.” “I’m really pissed off,” answered Daniel Sherman (grade 11). Darianne Lebegue (grade 10) was more uncertain about how she felt saying, “It’s annoying, actually it’s kinda cool. I don’t know.” Brandon Martin (grade 11) bluntly said, “I’m not buying a *expletive* iPhone.” Emilio Lopez (grade 11) will not buy the new iPhone saying, “I’ll buy and iPhone 6s instead.” Michael Urrutia (grade 11) and David Davisson (grade 10) also disapproved of the change.
So it seems like Apple’s innovation has rubbed many students the wrong way.


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