Pocketnow Daily: The iPhone XI’s New Trick that Steve Jobs would HATE… (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the iPhone XI and its Apple Pencil possible support, the new images of the Galaxy Note 10 and more

Pocketnow Daily: Here’s why Samsung is REMOVING the Headphone Jack… (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the reasons Samsung had to remove the headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10, the new ASUS ROG Phone 2 and more

Supposed Galaxy S10 clear case has kept headphone jack

A well-known Chinese entity has brought about video evidence that the Galaxy S10, despite the rest of the industry falling off, will keep the 3.5mm port.

Apple isn’t bundling new iPad Pro with headphone jack dongle

With the shift from Lightning to USB-C, Apple has decided that its customers who are already paying more than $799 for a tablet can pay more for a dongle.

European OnePlus 6T pricing, bumps of up to €40 expected

It’s an all-too-predictable trend that’s rumored to continue onto the OnePlus 6T, but will the value proposition keep up?

Google ’s new dongle gives us longer playback and lower latency for an extra $3

Here are the new features for the new USB-C to headphone jack adapter that Google has upgraded before the launch of the Pixel 3 devices

Pixel 3 XL unboxed and there’s more to it than the notch

A fully furnished Pixel 3 XL box has been sent to a Russian publication. Turns out, the source says, Google has forgotten about a shipping container.

Next-gen iPad Pro and its’ bezels get real shrunk

Among those factors, Face ID is included, the headphone jack goes away and old accessories won’t work with this new iPad anymore.

Essential Phone gets Audio Adapter HD mod, Tidal freebie and audio-improving update

The Essential Phone will soon be compatible with a premium sound accessory, already supporting master-quality audio, and scoring free Tidal content.

“No dongle this year” for iPhones as headphone jack hopes fade to Bluetooth

Barclays forecasts that there will be no Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box with new iPhones this fall. We may see harder evidence once components supplier Cirrus Logic forecasts business outlooks for the summer.

iPhone SE 2 now has a video and it has a headphone jack

It looks like we’ll be seeing glass on the iPhone SE 2 as well as the headphone jack that some have said would never be returning to an iPhone.

No headphone jack for iPhone SE 2, sources say, and no ‘main body size’ change either

A 4-inch iPhone SE 2 may well be right around the corner, according to yet another semi-reliable source, but the original’s headphone jack is reportedly a goner.

LG foldable phone design of 2016 shows up at patent repository

It has two displays, two batteries, two headphone jacks, a hinge and all of the creativity that only two years ago could bring.

Hated one way or another: Notches & Co. | #PNWeekly 298

On this week’s show: Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple and Acer have new hardware, Facebook has newly-revealed problems around the same old concerns and notches, people, notches, what more do you want?

Sony tries (and fails) to explain why there’s no headphone jack on chubby Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact

Believe it or not, Sony’s shift to a new “Ambient Flow” design language has been officially blamed for the removal of the headphone jack on the chunky Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.

Sony’s new USB-C headphone dongle (with extra charge port) provides bare convenience

Sure, you can listen to music with a standard pair of cans AND charge your phone at the same time, but you can’t charge it quickly nor transfer data to your phone.

Will Sony Xperia XZ Pro lose headphone jack? Dongle pictured in FCC docs

Users of smartphones without headphone jacks have complained about not being able to charge and listen to music at the same time. Sony may finally give a damn about their concerns.

Pocketnow’s Biggest News Stories of 2017

Our readers made them the biggest stories. What exactly were they? Pocketnow reviews the articles and topics that had people talking.

Some Pixel 2 headphone dongles just don’t work

If you’re rocking your personal audio analog style, the whole demise of the headphone jack and the rise of the adapter has not been a happy time.

Honor V10 specs reportedly include headphone jack, slightly smaller battery

What’s not found on one brand’s phone is found on the others. Some leaked firmware shows a few divides between Huawei and its sub-brand Honor.

OnePlus 5T name is officially official, as Pete Lau ‘digs deeper’ into decision to keep headphone jack

Of course there’s a headphone jack on the OnePlus 5T, and according to company CEO Pete Lau, the decision was made easy by user feedback.

OnePlus 5T relentlessly teased with tea, headphone jack

OnePlus pulls out its legacy from One to 5 with the headphone jack while teasing us all with mugs of tea. Five of them. Get it? We don’t.

Microsoft patents a way to fit a 3.5mm headphone jack into less than 3.5mm of space

Maybe. It depends on how this design works out. The patent has been awarded and the pins are aligning. All we need to do is see it in action.

Pixel 2 Real Audio Review: Let’s talk about headphone dongles… (Video)

It sounds okay. Just okay. Think iPhone 8 levels of okay. But that dongle. Man, do we hate them, but if you had to do one right, this would be how.

Google make it right on USB-C to 3.5mm adapter and Google Photos backups on Pixel

The dongle now costs way less and is more convenient to replace if needed. Google Photos backups on the original Pixel phones aren’t going anywhere.