The decision of Apple not to use the 3.5-mm connector for headphones in the next iPhone model now seems to be inevitable. The rumors are consistent enough that it's hard to ignore the idea anymore. We think it's a terrible idea, but Apple doesn't tend to listen to us ever, so that means the headphone jack will likely be removed from new iphone models.
A petition has popped up on Some of Us asking Apple to reconsider. The petition begins with a bit of trolling: "Apple is about to rip off every one of its customers. Again." And then, it moves into some more reasonable arguments that the move would not only force users to buy new equipment, but would lead to "mountains of electronic waste -- that likely won't get recycled" as users toss out old headsets that have suddenly become useless.
As of this publication, the petition had just over 217,000 signatures and growing. It's unclear how big this petition could get, or at what point Apple might respond (though we won't be holding our breath for Apple's answer), but it is obvious that people are not happy with potentially losing the headphone standard from the iPhone 7.
News Source: From Phonearena