Why the Headphone Jack is Going EXTINCT

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Comments • 7 999

  • GatorBack
    GatorBack 8 minutes ago

    TLDR; it wont.

  • Grant Rennie
    Grant Rennie Hour ago

    Wired headphones $5 - $150 Bluetooth headphones $150-$900
    Wired last until you pull them apart, wireless until an obsolete dead battery or a well placed software update makes them incompatible aka bricks them on a planned date.

  • Soccercrazyigboman
    Soccercrazyigboman 4 hours ago

    This is why I hate Apple. Every trend they start is always worse for the consumer

    XCRPT 5 hours ago

    DJ Mixers still use headphone jacks. They won't be extinct anytime soon

  • ajmrly
    ajmrly 8 hours ago

    The thing that makes it completely nonsensical is that older phones were smaller. If it's really a space concern, why are the phones getting larger for minimal performance increases?

  • Eraser
    Eraser 10 hours ago

    Your hand looks photoshopped or green screened onto the video

  • Konrad Figura
    Konrad Figura Day ago

    I thought that's just another episode of $H!T Manufacturers Say

  • Nintendo Kid
    Nintendo Kid Day ago

    I'd almost rather have a phone with no camera at all. The front facing camera can definitely go away. I don't need 5 cameras on my phone or any of those stupid sensors. Just give me a pocket computer with maybe one decent camera on the back. I'm not a professional photographer here.

  • LRV V
    LRV V Day ago


  • KG ajjahn hutchinson-baldwin

    Oh and airpods are stupid. You can use those so easily.

  • KG ajjahn hutchinson-baldwin

    You apple fans are something else. In fact I really dislike the fact that companies are ditching the headphone jack.

  • Simon S.
    Simon S. Day ago

    Yes, the memes

  • TRPSnow
    TRPSnow 2 days ago +3

    Sorry, I like the privacy of listening to my own audio with my preferred headphones without having to buy overpriced garbage or yet another overpriced dongle.

  • Axel Mulder
    Axel Mulder 3 days ago

    I hate phones without a headphone jack because they force you to use wireless headphones/earbuds - which means you will have one more item to charge every now and then.

  • Jermaine Ortiz
    Jermaine Ortiz 4 days ago

    If i phone does not have a headphone jack i wont buy it. That means no FM radio no wired headphones. U are locked to headphone they tell u to use only.

  • Gabriel Nilo
    Gabriel Nilo 4 days ago

    If they give me headphone type C, I will not complain.

  • 잡다한 채널원꾼의

    then just don't drop your phone into water.

  • totallyfrozen
    totallyfrozen 6 days ago

    Yeah, I’m not buying the reasons/excuses. Trying to reclaim “precious real estate”, by eliminating a feature that allows customers to use a ubiquitous accessory that has been around for decades (we all have 1 or 5 or 15 of these 1/8” earbuds lying around) is just a bad idea. Just another way that Apple tries to dictate to the world what you will and won’t use as a device. All the other companies seem to copy all of Apple’s bad ideas far more than their good ideas. Building a phone that makes me buy a $35 aftermarket adapter to be able to charge and listen simultaneously is a crappy thing to do. Apple has ZERO regard for customers anymore. Steve Jobs would be rolling in his grave, I think. This is not his vision.

  • J G
    J G 6 days ago

    I personally cannot wait until AUX is gone from absolutely everything, including mobile phones, time to move forward people.

  • rZel
    rZel 6 days ago

    If head phone Jack's go can we at least get 2 USB c ports so I don't gotta buy a dongle every 8 months

  • ayy lmao
    ayy lmao 6 days ago

    sorry i dont speak broke

  • Jack of All
    Jack of All 6 days ago

    No headphone jack + notch = mind less apple

  • Citizen Se7en
    Citizen Se7en 6 days ago

    "Courageous" or not, I won't be buying a smartphone without a headphone jack.

  • Daniel J
    Daniel J 7 days ago

    I have two words, and always the same two words for many years: F**K APPLE

  • Hg Lim
    Hg Lim 7 days ago

    Bluetooth earphones can never sound as good as wired ones as long as audio files need to be compressed enough to attain a decent wireless transfer rate.

  • James Story
    James Story 7 days ago

    Was there a technical problem with the sound on this video or my ability to stream it? Or was that a cheeky joke about how crappy modestly priced Bluetooth headphones sound.

  • Bad Animations
    Bad Animations 7 days ago

    This guy is from LinusTechTips, did you just hire him or something?

  • Gerald Tomyn
    Gerald Tomyn 7 days ago

    Just because Apple does something, doesn't make it the right thing to do.
    Samsung is not ditching the headphone jack, and I suspect other manufacturers will be bringing it back.
    Oh yeah, and Apple's sales are falling off a cliff lately.

  • Xavier Rose
    Xavier Rose 7 days ago

    Sorry the headphone Jack needs to stay. Bluetooth emits radiation..

  • S S
    S S 7 days ago

    Iphone has no jack but it has a stupid notch in the screen. Apple put some shit out these days

  • RamsesTheFourth
    RamsesTheFourth 7 days ago

    If they get rid of the jack then I wont buy a smartphone next time.

  • suolasfilms
    suolasfilms 7 days ago

    I hate headphone jacks especially on phones as they will always eventually work loose and you lose either a channel or everything.

  • yoan perez
    yoan perez 7 days ago

    I am still with a galaxy note 4. There are 3 features that I love that almost don't exist anymore. 1. IR blaster 2. Headphone jack 3. Removable battery

  • God Awful Content
    God Awful Content 7 days ago

    My balls my big balls

  • Kim Kardashian Un
    Kim Kardashian Un 7 days ago

    Headphones jacks are getting nuked

  • Felipemelazzi
    Felipemelazzi 7 days ago

    2:38 "And this is all in the name of differentiating their phone from their competitors's in a world where, truly, tiny differences between models can make or break sales."
    So I must be a really weird person for seeing a 3,5mm jack as a Positive differentiator for when choosing my next phone.

  • Jordan Winders
    Jordan Winders 8 days ago

    Eventually everything will be wireless. And the kids will be like..."lol what's a headphones Jack?".
    (Case and point who knows what an 8 track is? No googling)

  • Jude Passanha
    Jude Passanha 8 days ago

    worst segue into ad spot... what was the sudden green background for??

  • Derp Scout
    Derp Scout 8 days ago

    My all time favorite phone is the Droid 3 because it was sturdy and had a slide function for a magnificent keyboard for really fast typing with little to no miss clicks but in order for the phone to work smoothly with browsing you needed to install a new OS that was minimalist on CPU/RAM consumption.

  • Dragzilla 66
    Dragzilla 66 8 days ago

    Headphone jacks for life. Fuck this trend.

  • CommanderRE
    CommanderRE 8 days ago

    Right now I have a iPhone se (iPhone 6 but smaller) it has a headphone jack and I will not buy a newer iPhone. I will either buy a Samsung or if they add a headphone jack back I will buy a iPhone. But right now I don’t care for a new phone

  • Hirvee5
    Hirvee5 8 days ago

    Why has this video so many likes? Most of the points made can be disputed and immediately shown completely incorrect.

  • Aris Gascon
    Aris Gascon 8 days ago

    Ironically, removing the jack effectively removing its worth of the device.

  • Piak Piak
    Piak Piak 8 days ago +1

    well, the audio jack certainly beats a vibrator in a phone and you can always make the phone bigger

  • Bas Koning
    Bas Koning 8 days ago +3

    'we need the space' 'for things like TRIPLE CAMERA's' (rolls eyes)

  • r Negoro
    r Negoro 8 days ago

    Remove headphone jack = sell Bluetooth headphones.

  • S. Bass
    S. Bass 8 days ago

    I don't want dumb innovation. Apple now = Dumb Innovation.

  • Sayam Qazi
    Sayam Qazi 8 days ago

    1:34 No they don't fit the power of a PC into a small phone. Just stop it. Fastest of the phone can even compare to the mid ranged PC.

  • Big Yehudah
    Big Yehudah 8 days ago

    wow what a crap take Linus. there IS a very easy way to reverse it. Make it illegal to not have a 3.5 Jack. problem solved.

  • KingBobXIV
    KingBobXIV 8 days ago

    On the point of "are they _really_ just copying Apple???" - yes, yes they are.
    Case in point: the fucking notch. Nobody had a notch until Apple did it, and then everyone started copying the notch. Apple here actually did have a reason for this - they needed the space for cameras and sensors and couldn't somehow put them under the screen, and if they wanted the "bezelless" upper corners? Well, you need a notch.
    But not all the phones copying them even need a notch. When I was recently shopping for a new phone (went with a notchless Pixel 3) and comparing, I saw a ton of new models with notches that _still had a large bezel_ on the top or bottom. The Pixel 3 _XL_ is actually a prime example of this - Why add a notch on the top when you have _a massive chin bezel anyway?_ Sacrifice the speaker dent if you must, but don't put a god damn notch on the top and leave a massive void on the bottom and call it "bezelless design". It's just stupid. _And they're not the only ones!_ Almost every phone I saw had a notch, and they all looked like garbage because they had huge bezels somewhere anyway.

  • Dominik Ratyński
    Dominik Ratyński 9 days ago

    Linus please.... stop... just stop.....

  • Ziel Amerak
    Ziel Amerak 9 days ago

    Apple didn't even were the first to take out the 3.5mm audio jack, there were phones like more than 10 years ago without it, they just use a single Mini USB for charge, you have to use a Mini USB to 3.5mm adapter to use the headphones and, there was no way to make the 2 things at once, was stupid then, and is stupid now.

  • Elliott Henderson
    Elliott Henderson 9 days ago +1

    So how do I simultaneously charge my phone whilst listening with my headphones in?

    • totallyfrozen
      totallyfrozen 6 days ago

      Elliott Henderson
      You have to buy an adapter. Belkin makes one. It retails for about $35. That’s insane!!

  • Theonlyoneleft1000
    Theonlyoneleft1000 9 days ago

    or, you know, they could have gone to 2.5mm

  • Hayley Pond
    Hayley Pond 9 days ago

    If they can get rid of the buzz that comes from bluetooth maybe.

  • Frederico Bazano
    Frederico Bazano 9 days ago

    how i mnissed techquickie

  • low school
    low school 9 days ago +2

    why is he holding a dildo in the thumbnail

  • Guitartube25
    Guitartube25 9 days ago

    I came for tech advice years ago. And I stayed until this very day for the awesome humor of Linus and his crazy staff. Love it! xD

  • Cody The Hunter
    Cody The Hunter 9 days ago

    Samsung phones have a headphone jack AND its waterproof.

  • Lenny
    Lenny 9 days ago

    Frustrated apple fanatics who love 3.5mm are buying the dongle shit for 20$ and everyone else buys shit like airpods for 100$+. Theres the revenue

  • John Arktor
    John Arktor 9 days ago

    This is bullshit.

  • maxman1244
    maxman1244 9 days ago

    i miss my 3.5mm, but i will say my usb-c earphones sound 100% better than even my highest quality 3.5mm earphones on my phone itself. most phones probably dont justify it, but mines okay personally.

  • Nerlam1
    Nerlam1 9 days ago

    Still stupid, always will be. Bluetooth is too annoying to mess with, and I don't feel like buying adaptors and headphones. Guess my iPhone 6s is the newest phone I'm getting :/
    Thanks apple

  • Thomas K
    Thomas K 9 days ago

    Linux, you have pairs of very very costly headphones in your house and tell me this bullshit. The best headphones in the world up to this minute all uses jacks and are NOT digital for a reason.

  • psammiad
    psammiad 9 days ago

    I'll admit I was outraged when Apple didn't include a headphone jack - but now I have wireless earphones I almost never use the jack.

  • Gumpa2
    Gumpa2 9 days ago +1

    I find ditching the headphone jack also questionable in terms of sustainability. Before no headphone would have needed batteries, you could plug in your 50 Year old headphones, and they still work, because they are passive. With these bluetooth headphones you also have to buy the Preamp over and over again, when you want a new set of headphones, and because of their batteries they got a limited lifetime. There will be no replacment for these batteries in like 2 years, which will ultimately result in them being trash.
    Its the same with E-Bikes. Mhh, how could i make this ever lasting thing just a bit less long lasting, so people will need to buy a new one more often? Slap a battery on it, and stop support after few years.
    I find this highly questionable! It also took ages for electronic manufacturers to use the same port for data and power. And finally we got a standart, and can save on building preetty much the same power plugs over and over again. And all of a sudden, they come up with forced bluetooth headsets, or these dongles of doom for prices that are absolutely loudicrous!

    • Максим Нечай
      Максим Нечай 7 days ago

      But for headphones you wear on the street or during sports, cable cord is more likely to die several times faster than a battery. And buds type headphones usually do not come together with detachable cable cords.

    • Bas Koning
      Bas Koning 8 days ago

      Yes yes yes, but then how are we going to sell our overpriced products at a premium? Have you seen our fine dongles and air-buds?

  • Jennie Needham
    Jennie Needham 9 days ago +1

    Keep sucking on that Shill D, Linus. Keep sucking.

  • Chris
    Chris 9 days ago +1

    I'm surprised no ones designed a phone case yet with an audio jack to usb connector built in. Not ideal but would solve part of the issue.

  • Alfonso
    Alfonso 9 days ago +5

    Nonsense propaganda.

    • Bas Koning
      Bas Koning 8 days ago +1

      Exactly. 'we need more space' 'for three cameras' 'so now buy our expensive headphones' smh

  • suchdoge
    suchdoge 9 days ago +1

    There was a guy who modded his iphone to include a headphone jack so functionality has nothing to do with this shit

  • Cashburner
    Cashburner 10 days ago +2

    *_Sponsored By Apple_*

  • Lucas B
    Lucas B 10 days ago +4

    I’m not likely to drop my phone in my coffee or toilet. So put the hole back apple.

  • code wax
    code wax 10 days ago

    Its about time they made an adapter USB to headphone jack.

  • Marián Markovič
    Marián Markovič 10 days ago

    headphone jack + FM radio,.. hope they stay in some models,....

  • Wojciech Sokołowski
    Wojciech Sokołowski 10 days ago

    Who the heck needs the Jack anyway? Wireless is where it's at

  • 3ron
    3ron 10 days ago

    No headphone jack sucks, period.

  • Geen naam
    Geen naam 10 days ago

    Apple customers do not care about quality, they just want to be "different"(read all the same). With power hungry apps these days it is a real hinder, not being able to charge and use headphones at the same time.

  • CrAzYpErSoN YT
    CrAzYpErSoN YT 10 days ago

    Apple removes the headphone jack

    Suggested Reason: Makes waterproof easier

    Apple: Well Linus, I think we might as well just do the opposite!

  • Panicandrun tm
    Panicandrun tm 10 days ago

    fuck i-phones

  • Nash Dash
    Nash Dash 10 days ago

    Because it represents the oppression of the patriarchy and its falic nature resembles the penetration of the male rape culture.

  • Jonathan Hirschbaum
    Jonathan Hirschbaum 10 days ago

    OK, so no jack and our phones are waterproof now, right? No? So bullshit.
    Reason is easy: since introducing the DRM, publishers were figuring out the "analog gap" to prevent piracy. I dont really understand how the tech savvy influencer like LInus never mentioned it. It was clear since infamous Sony rootkit and heated discussions afterwards. Do whatever it takes to kill analog gap.

  • The Evil Dice
    The Evil Dice 10 days ago

    I think Linus is giving the executives making these decisions a little too much credit.

  • outsideredge
    outsideredge 10 days ago

    When I visit my nephew and I see that his old earpods are the old model with the 3.5 mm jack and not lightning, I don't blame him for keeping his old phones that work on both his chromebook and his PS4 controller for multiplayer gaming. Those old headphones are still incredibly versatile even if you never use them with a phone. No, I blame Apple for forcing this mess. I can charge my phone and listen to music through headphones at the same time. No matter how much I like the new iPhones, that still pisses me off to no end.

  • Johnny
    Johnny 10 days ago

    My Sony Xperia X is waterproof and has the headphone jack.
    Fuck you apple. This is all about selling expensive accessories.

  • Jeremy Bookbinder
    Jeremy Bookbinder 10 days ago

    I have used mostly wireless headphones for a few years but a headphone jack is still a must have thats why I got a Note 9 and not the Pixel 3XL.

  • 0Krawm
    0Krawm 10 days ago

    1 other reason is using the lightning for both charge and headphone wear it out faster effectively killing your iPhone as it wont charge anymore, courageous cause it make us sale more iPhone!!

  • Joe Bates
    Joe Bates 10 days ago

    Think Different.

  • Reen de Winter
    Reen de Winter 10 days ago

    Its so easy. Now they sell you either cheap and bad or horrible expensive and acceptable soundquality BT-Headphones. Gone are the days, where I pickup acceptable sounding In-Ears for like 12$. I loose them regularly, which wasnt a problem till now.
    And now I buying Samsung Phones just because of that. And btw., am I the only one thinking AirPods look like some one put the tip of an electrical toothbrush in their ears?

  • lonewhitewolf1
    lonewhitewolf1 10 days ago

    I'm sorry, I need my headphone jack so I'm not annoying everyone everyone with my choice of music.

  • FocusPics
    FocusPics 10 days ago

    No headphone jack, no buy

  • Courageous Dei
    Courageous Dei 10 days ago

    Thanks Linus! This video is really informative. I always wonder why do smartphone companies do not have headphone jack and you answered the question on this video.

  • SlayR
    SlayR 10 days ago

    Samsung got IP ratings with headphone jack. There is no good excuse for manufacturers to remove the headphone jack really. No headphone jack doesn't mean more features. Besides, how much space does a headphone jack takes that will actually help companies to include new features in the phone that's better than a headphone jack...
    People want bezel-less screens and good cameras with a headphone jack rather than notches and no headphone jacks. So spend the time to decide whether or not to remove the headphone jack onto the development of in-screen front facing camera and in-screen fingerprint scanner.
    Headphone jack is always what people want.

  • Mike Koh
    Mike Koh 10 days ago

    create the problem and sell the solution

  • Dmitry
    Dmitry 10 days ago

    I don't gonna buy phone without haedphone jack, microSD and with fingerprint scanner. if there are no such phone that's just means i don't buy any at all. Not gonna pay for useless crap

  • b
    b 10 days ago

    Airpods provide good enough sound quality. Dunoo about other wireless earphones, but I've heard bad things.
    You get what you pay for.

  • Larry
    Larry 10 days ago

    My phone is 6 years old and still does everything I need it to, including watch Netflix, TheXvid, check emails and call and text, I just don't see the need to upgrade

  • Bodacious BobCatZJG
    Bodacious BobCatZJG 10 days ago

    So wait my S8 has a headphone jack and still a better water resistance rating than the iPhone 8?

  • Josh Fehr
    Josh Fehr 11 days ago

    I have issues with Bluetooth all the time but I've never had an issue with a good old-fashioned headphone jack... It's easier for programming to screw up then direct connection it seems... Having more space and making it easier to waterproof and such does not justify taking away the headphone jack, and it was absolutely ridiculous to say that it was courageous or anything of the sort to try to get rid of it

  • Ghady Khalil
    Ghady Khalil 11 days ago

    I'm still buying Samsung because it's the best for your money i mean a headphone jack and an expandable memory are really becoming a luxury after they were the norm

  • Schweinegeil
    Schweinegeil 11 days ago

    People freaked when they killed the PS/2 port also. lol