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3.5mm audio connector

3.5mm audio connector has been in the news lately. Internet community is abuzz about recent rumor of Apple attempting to rid smartphones of the 3.5mm audio I/O connector that has been featured in every single one of 1 Billion smartphones produced each year worldwide. This paper will look into roots of Apple decision as well as discuss its merits and propose a future direction for one of the most widespread connector interfaces in the world.