Courage is (kinda) trending on Twitter right now, but for all the wrong reasons


It's what it takes to go to battle, kill people and risk being killed. It's not so much the correct word for removing the 3.5mm headset jack from a phone.

And Twitter knows that all so well. To remind Apple of all its 'courageous' decisions in the near and more distant past, Twitter users wasted no time. 

Apple is getting bombarded with sarcastic tweets about its 'courageous' decision and a ton of imaging are indeed hilarious reminders of some weird (and indeed bold!) design decisions. While the above pictures sums them all well enough, here are a few more to nail the point.

Images courtesy of (from top to bottom): Ruben SchmidtmannHeidi Egger, Martin van der Wolf



1. Fona13A unregistered

Is this supposed to be funny? I have a sense of humor, and am having a hard time finding what's funny about this.

5. thebrandonlogan

Posts: 11; Member since: May 21, 2013


6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Dude, it's the usual Twitter trolling. Them twitters also trolled the Note7's explosion drama and an article was posted here about it.

13. Unordinary unregistered

People act like you keep your pencil in there for hours to charge lmao. You literally plug it in for 15 seconds and it gives you 2 hours of use.

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

How about the fail mouse charging port and the ugliest battery pack in the world?

17. Unordinary unregistered

How is it fail? I charge it once every month (when I'm not even using my computer - crazy, I know, I actually get off the computer/phone unlike you) and it only takes less than an hour lmfao. Again, fanboys just hating.

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

A subtle fail is still a fail you know, I'm not with those fanboys who exaggerate it, but still...

22. Unordinary unregistered

Biggest hypocrite on this site el oh el.

27. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That would be Mxy.

33. yann

Posts: 612; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Fail is the way it's charged. Even if it's once per month. It is totally inappropriate to charge it that way. Also pencil looks.... funny at least. With such statement from your side it looks like you defending Apple little too much. They have great devices - phones, laptops etc, but those tree o n picture are fail. So, stop pretend that you're blind and admit it. I will admit that Apple make great devices. Without those tree on picture of course.

16. lyndon420

Posts: 6717; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Courage = eliminating a common convenience, and then convincing users that it is a good idea. But hey...$9 for an apple headphone convertor is cheap especially for apple, but too bad it only gives back one of the two lost conveniences.

18. Unordinary unregistered

I guess you still use CD's and Blu Ray lmao. This is the same company that got rid of that also.

21. Furbal unregistered

Still use them all the time. Hard to install a NIC driver with no internet

23. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yup Apple convinced everyone to ditch superior sounding CDs for crappy sounding downloads. And Steve Jobs said Blu Ray was DOA, because crappy looking and crappier sounding streaming was sooo much better. Why must we take ENORMOUS steps backward in quality for better convenience? Shouldn't consumers demand technology improve all aspects? Luckily Hi Res downloads are pretty commonplace and growing like mad. And the almighty Jobs was wrong about Blu Ray because it's still doing ok. I honestly can't understand why people are so excited about 4k TVs when the overwhelming majority will just stream crappy 4k. I will admit streaming video has improved greatly in the past few years, but plain old 1080p Blu Ray still delivers better video quality than the best 4k streamer, plus no streaming services support lossless audio yet. So you can make fun of us troglodytes that prefer technologies Apple chose to throw by the wayside as long as you're ok with us laughing at you for "ooooing" and "ahhhing" every time the words "magical", "revolutionary" and "courage" are used in an Apple keynote.

24. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yep exactly, I had a friend tell me how great his 4K Netflix was...until I reminded him what a 28mbps 1080p Blu-ray with 7.1 DTS-HD Master felt like. Marketing has done wonders to bring tech into the dark ages.

26. Unordinary unregistered

Lmao no life wasting 20 minutes typing that up. Where did I ooh and aah? Lmao denial syndrome at its finest

28. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

So what exactly am I denying?

29. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

You forgot to switch accounts.

30. Unordinary unregistered

Nope. I just think what that dude says is funny and really representative of you guys

31. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

You're in denial.

20. acme64

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

you know you're a fanboy when...


Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple is boring!

3. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

That was pretty cringey the moment he said that about using the lightning connector...

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

What is this? i am in the dark here.

8. pupkin

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Yeah. I'll still buy it though. That's Apple.

9. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

*reading this while fast charging my phone and listening to music with my 3.5mm senheisser headphones*


Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I thought it took courage to buy an iPhone before they removed the headphone jack! Well it's comforting to see they now include a spear protruding from the Air Pad - presumably to impale yourself on after you realize how bad Apple screwed you.

12. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Courage. That sounds more like a marketing ploy or diversion to me. I don't think the phones are even any thinner than last year's for it

25. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

That's the saddest part, the 2015 Xperia Z3+ is thinner, has a larger battery, larger screen, no ugly camera hump, had to deal with the heating SD810 and above all else, still have a 3.5mm audio jack. So what exactly did they add that made them feel the need to remove the plug?

32. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Hahaha my dad just looked at me and said.. Apple is the greatest company they took out the 3.5mm jack out the phone which prolly cost less than a dollar and now selling that same 3.5mm jack for $9 as an adapter... It had me thinking like damn... I bet the buyers wouldn't notice...

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