Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid when Samsung does it too

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So this was inevitable: the Samsung Galaxy S8 rumor mill is in full swing, and one of the reports suggests that Samsung will be removing the headphone jack from the next generation of its flagship phone, just as Apple did with the iPhone 7. (The rumors also suggest the company will go with an “all-screen” bezel-less design that hides the home button, which sounds neat and also almost exactly like the rumors about the next iPhone design. Samsung, you know?)

Anyway, the conventional wisdom is that since Apple already took the hit and removed the headphone jack, Samsung is free to do the same without suffering a similar public relations firestorm. Which is good, because the fires of the Note 7 are still burning. Here’s John Gruber:

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