But the transition needn’t be so painful. Sure, there will be incompatibility and lost dongles to contend with, but with Beats in its back pocket, Apple can at least mitigate some of the shock. And by severing the dependency on the ancient 3.5-inch jack, it could spur other headphone makers to bring some real innovation to mobile audio.
Because there’s no point in fighting it. Sooner or later, we’ll all come around to Apple’s way of thinking.
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