Very True. Best comment I have seen in a while.
Phone doesn't have wireless charging.
They removed the wired headphone jack.
I won't stop using my high end headphones just because this companies want to look on fashion.
Nobody stops you, you can already buy a usb-c to jack adaptor, as already discussed.
I like the 3.5 jack and it doesn't take up much space to have it. I DON'T want any more frigging things to charge like a BT headset! This is more "change for the sake of change" than for anything else.
PS: don't expect that you can go out and use any old earbuds in that C port, btw-- LOTS of problems with audio via C.
So, pro's are, none. Cons are have to use BT, (another thing to charge), as new port has myriad issues with audio, can't have wired connection and charge also, can't dependably use current 3.5 headset w/o buying an adapter (also risks same C port issues).
I don't think dimensions of 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.3 inches qualify this as a monstrosity. It's actually pretty convenient when you don't have to have your phone ball-and-chained to the end of your headphone cord. This means you can get up, leave your phone on your desk while you go get some water from the kitchen, and only the dongle is coming with you.
And yes, the latency is perfect, but with AptX Low Latency, it's much better than no AptX, and better than even original AptX...
Life is a compromise...
"Stupid adapter" is relative... in the audiophile realm, DACs, pre-amps,amps, electricity filters, receivers, etc., they all have their place. An AptX Low-Latency Bluetooth adapter is worth it's weight in gold to me. It's a lot better (smaller, lighter) than a phone at the end of your headphone cable.
And thus is the advantage to adding a Bluetooth receiver is the fact that it has it's own battery and when it's lifespan is up, then so be it. We no longer live in a culture (unfortunately) where electronics will be kept for 20 years. A turntable and speakers are plausible, but everything else - especially with batteries - unfortunately cannot be relied upon to be "passed down" to another generation.
It is what it is...
If Apple start selling phones with mustaches, will every other brand follow? ...
I don't want /have money to spend on wireless headphone. I still use my Galaxy S7 (non-edge) and it works wonderful for my needs (even it's camera).
If the time comes for me to buy a new phone and Samsung (my prefered brand) drops the headphone jack, I'll drop Samsung.
So you are ok with carrying an adaptor plus the phone? We don't have to do that with the existing jack. You are essentially ok with spending more money and more devices to get a fractionally bigger battery in the phone? That sounds illogical to me. You are replacing that tiny jack for a fractionally bigger battery for a much bigger adapter. You be much better off just carrying a separate battery with much more battery. You can already carry an extra battery without a proprietary adapter.
If they start making the displays on phone a separate component, you would be ok with that? How about just so they can say it gives you a tiny little more battery? How about if they took away the touchscreen keyboard and you had to carry a separate keyboard as well because "it's superior"?
DACs aren't just audiophile. You need one in every device that plays sound. The BT headphone just move that from the phone to the headphone.