The Backlash on Twitter Over Apple's New iPhones Is Predictable, and It May Not Matter

Lack of headphone jack causes stir


Right after Apple's annual event ended today in San Francisco, "6S Plus" immediately began trending on Twitter nationally. Here's a big reason why: The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus—the crown jewels of Apple's announcements—do not include a headphone jack.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company wants consumers to buy wireless ear pieces called AirPods for $159. The problem is, many people believe they are expensive and fear they will lose them if they buy them. And they cannot simply run to the corner store and buy cheap, generic replacements for a few bucks—there's no jack for that.

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