Well, I held out as long as I could. Apple still refuses to include a headphone jack in the iPhone. My 6S was failing, and had already been through 2 battery replacements. So, I had to pick a replacement. I finally went with the SE 3rd gen. I wasn’t going to lose Touch ID too, and the physical home button just makes me feel better although I guess I could do without it. It brought me up to true 5G speed and 5G+, which honestly neither is testing faster than LTE at all). But, the hardware is there anyway. The camera is a little better, but otherwise it feels like the 6S. Except of course, for the lack of a headphone jack. I bought a couple of the one piece adapters to keep in the lightning port that has a lighting port for charging/data and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
I’ve been doing fine with it until I went on vacation and found myself needing to use headphones for listening to audio on a flight back home. The only earbuds I had were 3.5mm, as were the free ones on the plane. So, my frustration of not having a built in headphone jack struck yet again. Here’s hoping it comes back eventually, and switch the lightning over to USB-C for charging and data. Standardization is a good thing, Apple. I’d really like to have a more powerful version of the iPhone, but the lack of major features like Touch ID, a headphone jack, and a home button just keep screaming NO.