Care about the headphone jack on your next mobile phone? You’re in the minority.

There’s been some angst recently about the slow disappearance of the once-standard mini-plug (3.5 mm) headphone jack on mobile phones.

Apple was first, moving to a Lightning port while also touting wireless connectivity. Samsung ridiculed Apple for that move but has since moved in a similar direction. And it seems that most of us are okay with it, too.

A company called Ting recently surveyed 3,000 Americans on what they looked for in a new mobile found and found that just 1% were concerned about their next handset having a mini-plug headphone jack.

So what features are important?

  1. Price (35%)
  2. Operating system (iOS vs Android) (30%)
  3. Device specs (14%)

Interestingly, camera quality didn’t resonate, nor did battery life, storage space, and cool factor.

Time to consider some new Bluetooth ‘phones and ‘buds, huh?

(Via Digital Music News)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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