The internet is polarized like a pair of high-end sunglasses over Apple’s decision to eliminate the conventional headphone jack from the new iPhone 7. The jack/headphone combo has been a staple of portable devices dating back to the days of the Walkman. Which raises the question: is the decision by Apple innovative and fresh, or just another back-handed, money-grabbing slap in the face of the dedicated Mac user?
AMI This Week Ottawa presenter Dave Brown gives us his take on the how this change could impact people who use their iPhone as a mobility aid, as well as the accessibility big picture surrounding the announcement.
Also with a thing or two to say about wireless earbuds is Cool Blind Tech, Jessica Rickards, who is annoyed by the extra wire headphone adaptor, distressed about the high price & low battery life of "Air Buds" and concerned about the clarity of the audio experience for all users, including those who are blind and low vision (discussion begins at approx. 4:05 of interview).