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Apple eliminates headphone jack, mHealth companies respond


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Last week Apple announced the new iPhone and Apple Watch and one of the big changes for mHealth companies is the removal of the headphone jack. This has caused mHealth companies to scramble to change some of their products:

But the loss of the headphone jack won’t just affect audiophiles. A surprising number of smartphone-connected health devices use the headphone jack to connect as well. MobiHealthNews reached out to several of these companies and found that most were prepared for the change — and in fact, it’s driving many of them toward developing wireless versions of their products.

There are two potential replacements for the defunct headphone jack:

For most digital marketers this won’t be an issue, but anyone looking at apps that work with hardware this change may mean a change to the system and hardware design.

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Source: MobiHealthNews

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