Motorola Quietly Kills the Headphone Jack Dylan Duarte June 10, 2016 News When Apple announced that they were going to slowly phase out the 3.5mm headphone jack on their products, some people weren’t happy, especially those with expensive headphones that relied on that jack (it should be noted that they can use an adapter). However, when Motorola announced their new Moto Z devices yesterday, they didn’t even mention the lack of a headphone jack. No, neither the Moto Z nor the Moto Z Force feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, and when touting the various features onstage, the presenters neglected to mention that neither handset would support traditional headphones without a USB-C adapter. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force measure only 5.19mm and 6.9mm, respectively, and the decision to nix the jack was no doubt made to get them down to that size. This makes Motorola the first major mobile device manufacturer to get rid of the jack. Apple getting negative feedback for its decision to go a similar route with the iPhone 7 could be what prompted the Motorola execs to not mention it and simply hope nobody noticed until it was too late. This is the Internet. We see all. Share This With The World!