Why OEMs replacing headphone jack

Here’s why Android is Replacing Headphone Jack with USB-C Port

Have you ever wondered why some major smartphone manufacturers are replacing the headphone jack in newer phone models? Apple introduced this with the iPhone 7 and Android has done the same with the HTC Bolt, HTC U and Lenovo Moto Z phones. Instead of a Lightning connector, which is what Apple uses, Android replaced the headphone jack with a USB-C port. More Android products are sure to have the same revamp, too. The idea behind the change is to improve the phone’s interactive audio:USB-C audio is specifically meant to improve two-way interaction, which means both the consumption and the creation of content. The question is if or when this will be accepted by consumers.

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