Apple’s decision to kill the headphone jack on their new iPhone had already met with skepticism.
Yesterday, that skepticism turned into outright ridicule.
Launched just in time for Apple’s newest product announcements (see our coverage here), the new, almost real “Apple Plug” mocks the seriousness of the company's grandiloquent product pitches ... the most egregious aspect of which being the claim that it took “courage” to eliminate the headphone jack from the iPhone 7.
Courage. D-Day. Moon landing. Removing the headphone port.— Jason Chen (@diskopo) September 7, 2016
Instead, the fake Apple Plug offers a fixed aluminum jack for your iPhone 6 that permanently plugs up the headphone connector, “transforming last year's phone into a modern masterpiece as beautifully as you'd expect from Apple.”
The AP site notes, in perfect Applespeak: “When we made iPhone 6 and 6s, the world wasn't ready for the future. Now, it is. Apple Plug is the perfect solution. Fill in your archaic headphone connector with beautiful aluminium and plug yourself into the future.”
They continue: “Innovation questions everything you know. We removed the floppy drive, and people said we were wrong. We weren't. We removed the CD drive, and again people said we were wrong. We weren't. We never are."
“Just trust us, it’s better.”