Why All Phones Got Rid of Their Headphone Jacks

Why All Phones Got Rid of Their Headphone Jacks

Boy, modern tech is ever-changing. Hey, don’t blink, you’ll miss it! You look back just a few years ago and think,
“Remember when mobile games weren’t even a thing? Ah, yes – headphone jacks and home buttons
– those were the days!” (Just wait until you see what the future has
in store!) But for now, check out some past vs. present… 1. – Power banks
Nobody needed a power bank 10 years ago, and only 1 or 2 firms made them. It took forever to juice up the simpler batteries
of the day, and the thing had just 1 connector. Granted, the push-button phones of the time
could stay charged all day since we didn’t use them as much and for such big tasks as
we do these days. Now, power banks are common since we need
to charge our mega powerful phones on the go. You still have to charge the power bank before
you leave the house. But it beats being stuck without a phone because
your battery ran out! (By the way, the power banks of yesteryear
would only be able to charge a modern phone battery about halfway!) 2. – Tablets – “You be fine. Take two tablets and call me in the morning.”c
Talk about yesteryear, when you could actually talk to your doctor on the phone! Oh well. Oops we were talking about tablets… When the first iPad came out, you couldn’t
really do much with it. Internet surfing was slow and not very convenient
because of the small RAM and single-core processor. You needed to connect the device to a computer
to update the software and transfer content to it from other devices. Now, the iPad and other tablets are full-fledged
mini-computers. You can already connect a mouse, keyboard,
and gamepad to them. You can display two apps on one screen, open
full desktop versions of sites, play games with console-worthy graphics, and, well, I’m
sure you know what they do! 3. – E-readers
In the early 2010s, switching paper books for electronic ones was a trend on the rise. But this reading-of-the-future started out
on computer and phone screens – inconvenient, to say the least. Thus, a new gadget emerged: e-readers. Their main perk is that they don’t reflect
light, making it easier on the eyes. That, and the battery can last for weeks! Over time, backlighting for night reading
appeared, and the screen and speed have also increased. It seems like an ideal book, but, surprisingly,
paper editions have started gaining popularity again! Even with so much tech around us, sometimes
you just want a good ol’ fashioned book! 4. – Phones
With such a low screen resolution 10 years ago, you couldn’t watch movies or videos on
your phone for long. Early smartphones didn’t have front-facing
cameras, which meant you had to guess if your selfie is centered in the frame! (It usually wasn’t for the first 5 tries!) All music was downloaded through a computer
or transmitted via Bluetooth, and a game with 3D graphics seemed mind-blowing. Mobile Internet wasn’t so common either – if
you did have it, it moved at a snail’s pace. Now, modern phones are practically useless
without mobile Internet. Cloud services mean you’ve got pretty much
endless memory. Displays have become larger, and you can easily
go without a TV if you have a newer-model cell phone. The cameras have become so cool that you can
shoot movies, panoramas, and, yes, perfectly centered selfies…with fun filters! But the main change affected the appearance. Smartphones are thinner, lighter, and more
elegant now. Every inch on the phone has become important. Because of this, modern phones refuse space-wasters
like home buttons. Headphone jack ports are also disappearing
for the sake of increased battery life. …And for wireless headphones sales of course! Which brings me to my next point… 5. – Headphones
10 years ago, Bluetooth headphones were a small wire that could be hung around the neck. It had a mini remote with buttons to switch
songs and change the volume. The headphone’s energy was enough for 1-3
hours of continuous listening. Ooh! Now, there are no wires at all. Modern technologies mean getting rid of analog
mechanisms and switching to wireless. The battery lifespan has increased, and charging
cases have appeared. We have touch and “smart” controls on the
headphones instead of analog remote control. A smart noise reduction system means better
quality sound streaming into our ears! 6. – Gaming laptops
We might’ve gone from a 4- to an 8-core processor and are now enjoying much better
graphics – but the appearance and price of these laptops haven’t changed much. They’re still bulky, heavy, expensive, and
give you about two hours of battery life. But now, a new type has appeared – portable
gaming laptops. They weren’t around at all 10 years ago. They launch games on high graphic settings,
and the battery life has doubled. 7. – Portable consoles
In the early 2010s, PSPs were the thing. You could play 3-4 hours without recharging,
enjoy 3D graphics, convenient controls, a large screen, and an affordable price – any
teenager’s dream! However, their popularity fell quickly… Because phones began to support the same graphics! Don’t worry though – PSPs came back with
a vengeance when the Nintendo Switch was released. The key to success? It can compete with those impeccable smartphone
graphics! 8. – Watching movies
First, DVDs replaced VHS in the early 2000s. So we switched to DVD and threw away the VHS. But it was a short-lived victory since the
disc soon found itself competing with the Internet. Which is one reason why you can by a DVD player
for peanuts! Now, movie-streaming services give you a huge
library at your fingertips. You can binge-watch your favorite shows for
hours, maybe days! The best part: no need to wait until they
come out on DVD or spend hours scanning the shelves at the movie rental place looking
for something to watch! Wow, remember movie rental places? 9. – The Internet
Anyone old enough to remember dial-up knows how far we’ve come. But even just 10 years ago, Wi-Fi wasn’t
very fast. Back then, no one could’ve imagined that
it’d be possible to watch 4K videos online without constant buffers and crashes! Oh yeah, and in the not-so-distant past, it
took about an hour to download a 100-megabyte music album! Now, wireless connection has become available
for free almost anywhere you go! You can download 20 gigabytes of your favorite
show in minutes. The Internet has replaced flash sticks – you
don’t need to carry it everywhere when you have cloud storage with an almost unlimited
supply of memory! After hearing all that, it might feel like
we’re now at the peak of our technological evolution – but we’ve only just begun! Let’s see what your favorite devices will
look like in the near future… 10. – Super memory discs
So-called “5D data storage” has already been invented. These are small thin glass disks that can
withstand extreme temperatures and accommodate 360 terabytes of data (that’s over 1,400
laptops-worth of memory). The most mind-boggling part: it can save this
data for billions of years! They’ll become as commonplace as USBs in
the future. 11. – Rolling screens
You won’t surprise anyone with ultra-thin TVs now, but imagine a large plasma panel
that can be rolled up like a piece of paper. Major electronics manufacturers are already
working on this. The same fate awaits phones. There are already phones with folding screens
now! On that note… 12. – Phones
Gaming graphics on them will reach the same level as powerful PCs today. And the battery won’t require charging from
electricity – it’ll be fueled by solar or kinetic energies (that is, when the phone
is charged from your movement). 13. – Augmented Reality
AR-lenses will appear. They won’t only complement our reality with
an amazing computer interface, they’ll also be able to improve your vision! 14. – Watching movies
One of the coolest technologies of the future will allow you to watch your own dreams on
any screen! True, probably won’t happen in the next
10 years. But scientists have already managed to scan
the visual parts of the brain of a person watching videos. A computer then calculated the signals and
converted them into an image. They got a very low-quality picture, but it
was a big step towards the visualization of dreams! 15. – A.I. Artificial intelligence – we’re already
making baby steps into depending on it, what with personal robo-assistants like Siri and
Alexa. Long story short, thanks to AI, humanity will
be able to increase the speed of huge technological advancements hundreds of times! It’ll make our lives easier in countless
spheres – transportation, medicine, banking, research, entertainment – get ready for
some big changes! So if you learned something new today, then
give the video a like and share it with a friend! Here are some other cool videos I think you’ll
enjoy. Just click to the left or right, and stay
on the Bright Side of life!

Antonio Breitenberg

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100 thoughts on “Why All Phones Got Rid of Their Headphone Jacks

  1. BRIGHT SIDE says:

    What do you prefer, e-books, real books or the audio version of a book?

  2. Rob M says:

    Misleading title to your video.
    The headphone jack was removed by Apple to push more wireless devices such as AirPods, beats etc and then the whole industry followed suit. It was proven after the first iPhone to remove the jack had the room to keep the jack after the model was released and torn down.

  3. Andrew Keener says:

    I still prefer DVDs and blurays.

  4. Andrick Chauhan says:

    Realme X50 too didn't gave Headphone Jack..

  5. Zesha Ahmad says:

    I still have a old powerbank

  6. Ch.vijay Vijay says:

    Please make a face reveal

  7. Godavari Bisht says:

    I would prefer a book which is asked from a friend.

  8. Endie says:

    Because the future is now old man

  9. ΔᄁȚᄋᄁ ѵΙᄂᄂΔЯΙᄁΔ says:

    Because Apple say so!! you can’t do nothing about it..

  10. NANDANA K A says:

    20 GB in minutes??
    When did that happen!!
    Certainly it just cant happen in india!

  11. Salty Dunmer says:

    That’s why I’ve bought a bunch of iPhones 7 for the next decades. They’re cheaper than wireless headphones

  12. Lifesfancymoments says:

    I Remember that!! I used to have a dvd power thing….

  13. Shane Gentle says:

    My phone has one…

  14. alexander ammerl says:

    my s10 still has it and i love it. you should change the title to why Apple did it😂

  15. The Catmother says:

    I don't trust wireless headphones. Most of those cheaper ones sound like trash and I don't want to spend 200$ on headphones that sound exactly like good wired headphones for 30$.

  16. Derek Dudes says:

    Duh. I just bought my phone last year, and it has a headphone jack.

  17. Vishal Shetty says:

    Title is clickbait, you have lost my trust so unsubscribing this channel

  18. When I Die I die says:


  19. Moses Mayorga says:

    Me a guy who has a head phone jack

  20. DarkENDx9 says:

    I'm so excited for the future..

    Who else are?

  21. daniel k says:

    why is this so clickbait like.. now i have to watch one long useless video to get the one answer

  22. LUKA says:

    Watching and listening with an earphone through a headphone jack in my new model 2020 Samsung Galaxy. Who's kidding who??

  23. Ideas by Aamir says:

    get rid of nasty stuff

  24. Ideas by Aamir says:

    so they can work on costly wireless phones

  25. korab6 says:

    Time to use headphones

  26. NicholasGaming 47 says:

    Not all phones… my SE phone sill has one

  27. W41k3r#9584 says:

    Charger-type earphones

  28. Silent Chill says:

    "All phones"

    Orly? My Samsung Galaxy s10 got one.

  29. Prasanna Samarakone says:

    5:08 thats a nintendo not a psp

  30. Oversimplified 2027 says:

    Samsung still kept the headphone Jack

  31. Hugo Gamer pro says:

    Its simple the answer apple wants to "create" the headphone jack

  32. Chukwuka Obike says:

    Don't you guys think AIs will take the jobs of humans, and the human population is still growing 🤨🤔



  34. Shruti Chaturvedi says:

    Me: sees title and frantically grabs my phone

    Also Me: thank god, I have a Samsung

  35. John Osbeck says:

    Don't know what you're talking about, my galaxy s9+ has a headphone jack.

  36. Fortnite-Vincent 7788 says:


  37. Markleahy3346 Leahy 99 says:

    not all phone with no headphones jack some do have them

  38. spacechild says:

    so they can sell airpods.

  39. Aman Wangnao says:

    So the narrator thinks that Nintendo switch is "a type of PSP"?

  40. Andy Smith says:

    Maybe these Devs will remove camera from the phones someday

  41. MSK_ RaZoR says:

    I'm I watched this at 12:00 at night and you are the best youtuber

  42. SKay says:

    Not all phones have done this and you know what the users of phones that did do this are doing now? Complaining how they keep losing their ear buds.

    If only there was a way to keep track of them, like attaching them to the phone perhaps OH WAIT

  43. Gary Gregorio says:

    Why do you keep saying unlimited memory?

  44. srikanth ketepalli says:

    #3:26 if you want to know why phones got rid of headphone jack

  45. The Fabulous 3921 says:

    meanwhile i'm still owning an iphone 6 plus

    don't ask/tell me how it feels

  46. Corey Mondello says:

    Why? Because the company wants you to buy more products!

  47. Tarmf Enterprises says:

    I’ve got headphones but I have iPad and iPhone but fly headphones got a phone sign?

  48. gusto Al sal says:

    All this sounds expensive

  49. Shubham Kumar says:

    I can't wait to see the video of my dreams where i am getting married to my crush and then showing the video to my friends. LOL😂😂

  50. Zakk Vanish says:

    Though I do generally enjoy your videos, the title about the headphone jacks was quite misleading. You mentioned them for like…3 seconds and there wasn't a real explanation. Still an interesting video though. Maybe change the title though.

  51. BM says:

    I prefer flashsticks because I can't afford MB all the time time and what if one day servers fail ?

  52. T Thirdy III bacomo says:

    I still got head phone jack

  53. Karim Kharsa says:

    The maximum amount of mbps my internet has is 2.50, I always get angry when I play an online game because is always internet lagging

  54. Peppa says:

    Cloud storage has replaced USB drives? I don't think so. If you have 1+TB backup file you can't just put it on a cloud drive. Google only gives you 15GB for free, and if you're willing to pay yearly, it only goes to about 2TB. It is enough, but after 3 years you pay as much as 3 times the price of a 3TB external hard drive. And for movies – what if you don't want to pay for streaming services? External storage is better option as you only pay once for a certain thing, not monthly for things you don't use.

    And then the headphone jack… Asus still uses them even in their flagships and most midrange phones have. It's such a practical feature – like a LAN port, SD card reader and 4th USB (type C) port on a laptop.

  55. Sharon Brown says:

    I watch all your videos I know I tell you already they always teach me something new can you give me at least a subscribe to be so confident watching your videos thank you😬😬😬👀👀👀👀

  56. ata bozyayla says:

    Well he lied with saying"all phones"got rid of headphone jacks

  57. Neo Gustafsson says:


  58. THE GAMER EFEX says:

    Lol I game on a 2 core pc😂

  59. KaiMapDawg2010 says:

    My 3 camera phone has a headphone jack without headphone jacks use the company’s wireless headphones

  60. ScreaminBoi Mations says:

    Because of BlueTooth Lol

  61. The open mind says:

    For a long term investment (25 yrs), antique books are surprisingly cheap at present but in future will, I predict explode in value as hard copies become prized over reprogrammable media.

  62. JustThygo_ YT says:

    8:49 Siri was like how can I help you

  63. mikelo303 says:

    MONEY – Apple earned 8 billion dollars by selling airpaods alone… let's that sink in…

  64. Quadrin says:

    Well sony didn't. They brung it back (sony xperia 1 II)

  65. Aditya Raj says:

    Brightside: "Why all phones got rid of their headphone jack"
    Me: Looking at my headphone jack
    Brightside: Haha!! Made you look 😉

  66. MeganØØF 2005 says:

    Who needs school when you’ve got bright side to load you with info

  67. Trucker AJ says:

    I just want my physical qwerty keyboard back thats not a black berry. Wow im comment 666

  68. vaper faper says:

    It is all money

  69. James unknown says:

    Why are PS2 ports on low end and mid range motherboards? They do nothing

  70. Mali Williams says:

    Mine has one it's just the iPhone because they want more money to buy the USB headphones

  71. Dean Winchester says:

    I remember the Bluetooth time

  72. Wes Martin says:

    Like most of bright side videos. The amount of ignorance in their videos is pretty astonishing.

  73. Lee says:

    Why is the like and dislike count disabled? Maybe because there's no legitimate reason to get rid of headphone jacks.

  74. martin pangggeng says:

    Recording dreams will be great

  75. 477r7e google says:

    waste battery and having removeble battery randosomewhere man lol idoits

  76. Fabrice null says:

    Yup, we're at a peak now. Phone companies don't even know what to do anymore with smartphones. I think the only thing that they can do which won't be that interesting is to make a 3D phone without the need of 3D glasses or a fully glass phone with touch functions all around.

  77. 《My dragøn Animatiøn》 says:

    Brightside: you can buy DVD players for peanuts

    My dad: buys $1,000 DVD player

    Me:Yeah peanuts……

  78. Yesterdays92 says:

    Faster internet this, Faster internet that, It will still be capped and throttled…making it completely worthless.

  79. *Grace*Cute*n*twisted*36* says:

    Some of the newest smart phones still have headphone jacks.

  80. AHMED ABDEIN says:

    2020:why all phones got rid of their headphone jacks
    2022:why all phones got rid of their usb connector

  81. Enrico Stimpson says:

    This is off topic now because I'm pretty sure that this isn't a list of old times technological devices , it's about why hear phones jacks is not using anymore

  82. hombre1968 says:

    Welcome to our enslavement

  83. Davin Peterson says:

    stop focusing on Apple. iPad isn't the only tablet. What abound Android and Windows tablets?

  84. Butterfly Grace23 says:

    I miss the VHS tapes and rewinding it😢 Anyone else?

  85. Riley Dc says:

    It’s simple they removed them because of AirPods

  86. NoBillsOfCrashDamage says:

    "Now, there are no (headphones) wires at all"

    Looks at wired headset
    Yeah I think I'd much rather keep my wired headphones, which don't even need charge to work anyways.

  87. PloomeX says:

    Pozdrowienia dla ludzi z polskiej wersji Jasnej Strony

  88. Op Tube says:

    Spoilt 699 comments

  89. Tr Vlogs Car Life says:

    One word "Money".

  90. aluf 75 warlord says:

    Can't wait

  91. Maddie .-. says:

    laughs in android

  92. Saif Ahmed says:

    The channel makes 1 minute video 10 minutes long

  93. Sir Kay says:

    So that they can push more unnecessary products and have empty consumer justify buying it?

  94. Nick Nick says:

    Make a video about Sony Ericsson Phones… Please..

  95. Monica Harper says:

    Real Books

  96. Lazeredits Aj says:

    I was yousing a hedphones

  97. Adana Amun says:

    Well now,we know bright side is a cap

  98. • Smol Mochii • says:

    I thought they just did it so we could buy wireless earphones.

  99. Samurai 8 says:

    Only IOS users need power bangs
    My android device lasts 2 days without charging 🤷🏽‍♂️

  100. Technically Informative says:

    No one:
    Absolutely no one:

    Sony: brings back headphone jack

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