While it is true that Apple was not the first company that chose to eliminate the headphone jack connection from its smartphones, it was the first large company that chose to make it disappear. Little by little more and more manufacturers have chosen to do without this jack, a jack that prevented smartphones from being thinner in addition to occupying a very important part inside the device.
The technology that we find inside smartphones today offers us a large number of components that use any hole in the device and the jack in recent years had become a space problem. Microsoft has filed a patent with the shows that despite the trend of manufacturers, it is possible to continue including the jack.
The Microsoft patent shows us a jack that expands its size thanks to the flexible membrane that it hides, a membrane that expands its size when we insert the plug. The idea of this membrane if place it on one of the sides of the terminal or on the back or front, creating a kind of hump as cameras currently offer a large number of phones.
What is clear is that if Microsoft had launched this idea earlier, it is likely that some other manufacturer would have adopted it, or not. But as technology and awareness to which the industry has subjected users, the future is wireless bluetooth headphones or, failing that, wired headphones, if we want higher quality, with a USB-C connection or lightning if we talk about Apple devices.
Currently in the market we can already find different manufacturers that offer us solutions in both directions, despite the fact that the manufacturers that have chosen to eliminate the jack connection, continue offering an adapter to continue using the traditional headphones with jack connection.