We know the rumors are plenty about the removal of 3.5mm audio jack. A chinese Android OEM has done it too. Then intel has proposed USB-C as the solution. I think it's happening, whether we like it or not. Now having said that, looking at a different angle, this is what the music industry has wanted. No matter how protected music is, there is (was) always the analog hole to record/copy the music. The 3.5mm audio jack has become that channel, even since the minidisc era. We already killed analog video with HDMI (remember how people complained about DRM on HDMI?), to satisfy the entertainment industry (sure it brings HD etc, but let's face it, the DRM is there). So my thought now is that the removal of 3.5mm audio jack is not only due to evolution of tech, but also to satisfy some corporate old interest. Thoughts?