24: Personalized Learning and Apple’s Plan to Drop the Headphone Jack
Episode 24 of the Tech Blog Writer Podcast discusses how Gamification, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Online, Mobile and Personalized Learning are the Future of Learning and Development.
Neil also talks about the daily onslaught of headlines on tech sites advising how the impending iPhone 7 will be thinner, waterproof, offer wireless charging and will also controversially drop the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.
The move will allow Apple to create a sleek, sexier handset, but will also require users to either purchase blue tooth connecting wireless headphones, whereas audiophiles and those who want to protect their thin phone’s battery consumption will be obliged to buy a potentially expensive offering from Apple with a lightning connector.
The purchase or upgrade to Apple’s latest must have the device is not compulsory and there are a wealth of alternatives with the same features so why is everyone so outraged and what does it say about our society? If you don’t like the latest version of a brand’s phone, is this really a problem that someone in a 3rd-world country could ever comprehend?