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Google touts Babel Fish-esque in-ear real-time translators. And the usual computer stuff

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Re: No audio jack

@ Cuddles "Getting rid of headphone sockets is done for precisely one reason - cost."

I don't believe for one second a headphone jack that costs, what, two bucks in parts and assembly costs (lets say 3 bucks if you add in design cost shared across millions of devices) is going to make any tangible difference on a handset costing £800-£1000. Even if they did put up the price by a tenner to compensate it wouldn't matter - people buying flagship phones aren't usually that price conscious, hence "Cupertino Idiot-tax operation".

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