The iPhone – At last, a phone with a 3.5mm audio jack

A day later I’m also feeling less impressed by the iPhone. It’s a beautiful device, and will surely sell millions, but it certainly has a few problems that will make me think twice about purchasing it.

What’s great about it though? It has a standard 3.5mm audio jack.

My last five phones have ranged from ‘ok’ to ‘good’ for playing music, but all have come with non-standard headphone jacks. Instead of being able to use your own headphones, you’re invariably stuck with the cheap effort bundled with your phone, or with having to buy (and not lose) an adaptor.

My T-Mobile MDA certainly has the capacity and software to be a great little music player for short, or even long, trips. But instead, I usually pack my Nano. Not only can I then use noise-canceling headphones if I’m flying, but I only have to pack one set of headphones.

Bravo Apple. Other phone vendors, take note.

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