I think it’s always funny when you see companies trying to dictate the path of technology in such a way that it angers people.
Apple’s newly released a new iPhone 7 it’s causing a star with the absence of the headphone jack. There was a lot of discussion about the release of the iPhone 7, especially around the fact the new phone was not going to have headphone jacks. Apple presented several reasons why the headphone jack was being taken away, but the most compelling were that there’s a lot of third parties that have devices that interface with the iPhone 7 through the headphone jack.
The backing argument was that these third parties who want to use the iPhone 7 headphone jack were able to do this without paying any kind of royalties. That means that Apple was missing out on a whole new revenue stream for people who wanted to interface with the iPhone 7. In order for Apple to get in on that business, they have to remove the headphone jack and replace it with something more proprietary; something requires royalty fees if you want to use your device with the iPhone 7.