Apple announced that the new iPhone will not have the earbud jack anymore in part to permit them to make the device thinner. Do they really think that we are that gullible? It’s not about getting thin, it’s about money and monopoly. By eliminating the earbud jack Apple is requiring people who use that device to use their wireless earbud to listen to music.
Currently there are numerous companies, off brand and name brand, that create cheaper replacements for the iconic white bud. Certainly these inferior companies will attempt to create similar Bluetooth devices that will sync with the new iPhone, but knowing Apple, they will attempt to corner the market once again requiring those who choose their iPhone to use their wireless devices.
As several students were discussing this yesterday said “I will lose those new earbuds within a day!” Frankly I believe Apple is counting on that, so you have to buy more, and more and more. The only thing that will get thinner is your pocketbook.