Woz says Apple needs to sort out Bluetooth
Apple co-founder and all round nice bloke Steve Wozniak has warned Apple that its cunning plan to replace the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 is going to end in tears.
Jobs’ Mob thinks it is a super, cool idea to replace the jack with a Bluetooth connection. This will allow it to make the phone slimmer. However Woz thinks that the Bluetooth connection is not up to snuff and will cause problems.
Woz said that the loss of the 3.5mm earphone jack, is going to tick off a lot of people.
“I would not use Bluetooth … I don’t like wireless. I have cars where you can plug in the music, or go through Bluetooth, and Bluetooth just sounds so flat for the same music.”
Woz said he would probably use the adaptor to connect his existing earphones to his next iPhone, and said that, like many other users he is attached to the accessories that he uses alongside the phone.
“Mine have custom ear implants, they fit in so comfortably, I can sleep on them and everything. And they only come out with one kind of jack, so I’ll have to go through the adaptor,” he said.
“If there’s a Bluetooth 2 that has higher bandwidth and better quality, that sounds like real music, I would use it. But we’ll see. Apple is good at moving towards the future, and I like to follow that.
“I think USB-C is going to be the future,” he said.