First, let's talk about the history of Apple a little bit. Apple was the first to drop Floppy disks from their computers starting in 1998 and replace it with optical drives. Apple was also one of the first computers to help with the emergence of USB. There are no debates about those two items. Eh, let's throw out one more. Apple helped killed Flash by not allowing it on there mobile phones. We can all agree, that no one wants to use Floppy Disks anymore, or parallel / serial cables instead of USB. Now, let's talk about the headphone jack. I can't find specifically when the 3.5mm mini one was invented, but the original 1⁄4 in (6.35 mm) version dates from 1878. Now that's old. I, for one, welcome the new technological advancements that Apple will bring to this space. I hear audio will go threw the lightning port, or via bluetooth. Sounds good to me. I know I know, but what about my car? Or my headphones? Or what not? I'm sure there will be an adapter for the time being. Let's do this and get rid of another piece of archaic technology.