Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple back in the 1970’s with Steve Jobs has had his say on the controversial dropping on the headphone jack on the iPhone 7.
Talking to the Australian Financial Review he said: “If it’s missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that’s going to tick off a lot of people. I have cars where you can plug in the music, or go through Bluetooth, and Bluetooth just sounds so flat for the same music.”
A petition started in protest at the decision to remove the 3.5mm jack has so far gained 303,000 signatures.
Some speculators have suggested that Apple will include wireless headphones with the device whilst others have said that they will be an additional cost.
Wozniak conceded that he would be willing to pay for an adaptor and also admitted that the company was good at forward thinking.
“Mine have custom ear implants, they fit in so comfortably, I can sleep on them and everything. And they only come out with one kind of jack, so I’ll have to go through the adaptor,” he said.
“If there’s a Bluetooth 2 that has higher bandwidth and better quality, that sounds like real music, I would use it.
“But we’ll see. Apple is good at moving towards the future, and I like to follow that.”
When Apple originally started, Woz as he if affectionately known built many of the machines himself. He left the company back in 1985 but remains on the payroll and acts as an advisor.
The new iPhone is expected to be launched next month.