January 13, 2016

The launch of the newest iPhone is 9 months away, but the company has managed to get mired in controversy with rumors of the iPhone 7 ditching the regular 3.5mm jack.

Although Apple hasn't officially confirmed these rumors, it hasn't sopped angry customers from signing a petition because "Apple is ditching the standard headphone jack to screw consumers and the planet"

The petition which is up on consumer site, the Sum of Us, has nearly reached its goal of 250,000 signatures protesting the move.

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The petition claims that "Only a massive international campaign can force Apple to change course now." and "the move will force iPhone users to dole out additional cash to replace their hi-fi headphones, it will singlehandedly create mountains of electronic waste -- that likely won't get recycled."

It goes on to say;  "This is right out of the Apple corporate playbook.A few years ago it swapped out the original iPod-dock connector with a new one, making countless cords, cables and chargers obsolete.

Apple plays up its green credentials, but the truth is that Apple only invested in renewable energy, and began phasing out toxic chemicals when public pressure became too strong to ignore. People power did it before, and we can do it again."

Although a lot of these claims can be logically refuted, the fact remains that a significant portion of Apple's consumer base appears to be vengeful. The Cupertino based firm however, has always been known to make revolutionary changes in technology. With the rest of the world changing and following its footsteps after the initial brouhaha.

Whatever the scenario may be, we'll have to wait till its September launch to find out.

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