Rene Oehlerking is positively stoked that Apple killed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7.
That’s because, as chief marketing officer of Jaybird, he’s been touting the winning combo of killer audio and wireless freedom for years. With its controversial move, Apple made Bluetooth headphones the new normal virtually overnight.
“We’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” Oehlerking said during a demo of his company’s latest headphones, the Jaybird X3. “It puts pressure on everyone to just buck up.”
Apple’s assassination of the headphone jack will undoubtedly be looked back upon as the catalyst that sparked a Bluetooth boom. Cupertino believes in a wireless future, so that’s the future we will inhabit… More at Cult of Mac.
These look good, but losing the wire is a big step and is what makes the AirPods unique.