Apple rumors are not always accurate, but in the case of the iPhone 7‘s headphone jack, they were dead-on. As expected, Apple announced the iPhone 7 without a headphone jack. Instead, it will do audio over the Lightning port, via Bluetooth, and apparently via a Bluetooth-like low-power protocol for the optional AirPods. Whether or not you think this is a good idea, Apple has kicked off the post-headphone jack era — Android OEMs are going to start following suit. I’ve spent some time trying to live without the headphone jack courtesy of the Motorola Moto Z, and it’s pretty much as annoying as you’d expect it to be… at least for now.