over in the "Hands On with the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL" discussion:
Master of None
While I enjoy and appreciate Phonescoop's coverage of upcoming devices, I must admit that I stopped reading at "no 3.5mm headphones jack." It is for this very reason that I'm using a Galaxy S9 instead of an iPhone 7, 8, X, or Xs; I'm not paying such an exorbitant amount in order for Apple (or now Google) to arbitrarily render useless every audio peripheral that I own.
Google and other manufacturers must produce the hardware that fits their long-term plans, and if that doesn't include the 3.5 jack, well, so be it. That's perfectly within their rights.
I don't have to like it, but I don't have to buy it, either; there are just too many other options out there for me to compromise on such a personally important feature. So for now I'm st... (continues)