While I see the removal of the headphone jack as a positive, the amount of public backlash has been staggering. Yet the only valid complaint I've seen about its removal is losing the ability to charge and listen to music over a wired connection at the same time. Apple could have avoided this entire situation by adding wireless charging to the iPhone 7, or waiting for an iPhone model that incorporates wireless charging so that nobody has to work around the iPhone's new minor limitation. However, iPhone 8 will likely win naysayers back with a wireless charging capability Another way they dropped the ball is by not establishing a new wireless standard. Bluetooth streaming is fine up to a certain point. Sure, Apple's 256kbps AAC files can be streamed with no quality loss over the newest Bluetooth protocols but higher bitrate files are compressed while over a headphone (or Lightning) port they're completely uncompressed meaning there's no degradation in quality. They had a chance to introduce hi-fi into Apple Music as well as a lossless streaming protocol to convince consumers they've developed the audio standards of the future, yet they did neither. In hindsight they could develop this down the road, selling AirPods and Bluetooth Beats headphones now then targeting the same customers with hifi AirPods and a line of high-fidelity Beats. To win over most people with the removal of the headphone jack Apple should have made it so that no customers have to give up the ability to charge and listen to music at the same time (mainly so there wasn't such an onslaught of complaints). To convince audiophiles Bluetooth was capable of replacing wired headphones, they should have developed a lossless protocol so that absolutely nobody loses out in the transition and so there are more marketable reasons for it being forward-thinking. As of now, those are the two drawbacks to transitioning to a wireless future with the iPhone 7 and they should've been addressed before removing the headphone jack to convince everybody that now is the time. It was a bit premature for those reasons but personally I do embrace the future and see this as a stepping stone towards lossless wireless streaming and hopefully a revolutionary form of wireless charging.