The Headphone Jack Is Dead and I Blame Google

Google has unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. These new smartphones both run on Android, both share an aesthetically pleasing design sensibility, and both are missing the 3.5mm headphone jack. That’s right, folks, Google has joined the Apple-led ranks and killed the headphone jack. In September 2016, Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. And while these devices won plaudits from journalists and fans alike, Apple’s “courageous” decision to remove the headphone jack proved to be controversial. And now, 12 months on, Google has followed suit with the Pixel 2. We Love You, 3.5mm Headphone Jack!…

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