Serial leaker Steve from @onleaks has a ripper for us this week…: The HTC U Ultra, the Taiwanese companies upcoming phone which will be announced on January 12th, will be released without a headphone jack.
Got it from an unverified source but I put that here anyway… ?#HTC Ocean Note = HTC U Ultra = 6" display = no 3.5mm Jack…
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) December 31, 2016
This follows the bombshell that Apple dropped with the iPhone 7 having no headphone jack and of course in our world, the Moto Z. The removal of the headphone jack has caused a serious stir: Beneficial? Potentially yes, but there’s cases where wireless headphones just aren’t going to work. For some users like myself with regular interstate travel, the absence of the headphone jack will force me to use a tablet or my laptop on flights with my wired headphones.
Whether this turns out to be rumour or fact, Steve does have a strong history of getting these early bits of information correct but we’ll see for ourselves next week.
How would the absence of a headphone jack affect your use of a mobile device?