Has Carl Pei Spelled The End Of A Headphone Jack on OP5?

Last night Carl Pei posted a cryptic tweet which has had OnePlus and tech fans wondering just what is going to happen to the headphone jack on the new OnePlus phone.

Pei simply Tweeted “Why did the headphone jack cross the road?” in response to Tweets about rumours the OnePlus 5 would be another flagship phone that ditches the old 3.5mm audio route.

The odd response has had people wonder what exactly this means, but to us here at GizChina the answer seems pretty clear.

By referencing that old “Why did the Chicken cross the road?” joke he is actually asking how do we move on to new technologies? How do we get past features that we’ve already used for so long and move onto something new.

It’s also no secret that Pei is a big fan of what Apple does with their products and as they’ve already paved the way, it’s highly likely that OnePlus will follow.

That’s not to say that you won’t be able to use your 3.5mm headphones with the new OnePlus 5, but it’s highly likely you’ll need a USB Type C adaptor.

Do you think we are right? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. NextHype
    May 23, 2017

    Noooooo…Plz OnePlus stop this madneeeeessss !

    • MattD
      May 23, 2017


      • NextHype
        May 23, 2017

        huhu, nice one

  2. MattD
    May 23, 2017

    “Why did the headphone jack cross the road?”
    To follow fucking apple just like xiaomi did!

    “Move to new technologies”? Sure! Just put a type-c ALONG the headphone jack so everyone can choose for himself! This is getting as stupid as it can get, seriously!

  3. David Košič
    May 23, 2017

    I’m pretty sure he is just trolling. Since the answer to that question usually is “to get to the other side” it probably means the headphone jack is moving from the bottom SIDE of the phone to the upper SIDE of the phone.

    • Leo
      May 23, 2017

      Yeah, but the original joke about the chicken and the answer “to get to the other side” refers to the after life = the other side… In other words the chicken or the headphone jack has to die to get to the other side

  4. Thomas
    May 24, 2017

    What advantage has it that a phone doesn’t have an audio jack? Don’t they realise that it take up more space if you remove the audio jack because you need to carry arround 2 adapters?