“Once again, Google has parodied Apple only to become a parody itself the following year.”
From Jay Peters’ “After roasting Apple about headphone jacks, Google quietly dumps it from Pixel 6A” posted Thursday on The Verge:
Google just revealed the Pixel 6A at Google I/O on Wednesday, and while it has a number of impressive specs for a midrange device, it’s missing one that the company has celebrated on its A-series line for years: a 3.5mm headphone jack.
As many smartphone manufacturers have moved on from the headphone jack — a trend largely kicked off by Apple with the iPhone 7 in 2016 — its presence on the A-series line has become more and more of a distinguishing feature. Google even made a ridiculous two-minute ad celebrating the headphone jack in the Pixel 5A that parodied Apple’s elaborate design videos. That video was titled, in part, “The Circle Comes Full Circle.” Well, it seems the circle is coming full circle again, as now Google is the one set to drop the headphone jack from its next phone.
Cue the video:
My take: No more jokes about headphone jacks, I guess. No more Jony Ive videos to parody, either.