DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the very first smartphone without a 3.5 mm earphone or headphone port was not iPhone? The first device that does not have the port came from the famous Chinese manufacturer, Oppo. Back in 2012, Oppo released the thinnest smartphone in the world at that time - Oppo Finder. It came with micro-USB earphones and had an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. After two years, the brand has released another thin phone which was Oppo R5. Like its predecessor, it also has no 3.5 mm headphone jack. Users can only listen to their high-quality music download by plugging in a micro USB headset.
However, people all over the world were shocked about this when it was Apple which announced that they will remove the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. Instead, users can rely on EarPods with Lightning Connector, wireless earbuds, or a dongle. It didn't matter though to users who've had AirPods or wireless earphones. They still get to listen to the tunes they got from the best websites to download high-quality music. And those who are not willing to go for paid music streaming services rather resort to music torrents. Anyway, after iPhone 7, other companies also joined the movement and removed the earphone port from their newer phones. Although companies like Samsung continues to follow the tradition. Even Apple's later handsets completely ditched the 3.5 mm port, Samsung Galaxy S10 users can still use their analog earphones. Free high-quality music download will never go out of style. And real music lovers won't mind how they will listen to their music.