Excerpt from New York Times
Written by Brian X. Chen

Apple’s iPhone, just short of 10 years old, has hit puberty.

Like adolescents coping with awkward changes to their bodies, the iPhone 7, due for release on Friday, introduces some uncomfortable transitions. They include the much ballyhooed removal of the headphone jack and the replacement of the physical home button with a virtual one.

For Apple customers, this creates a difficult choice. While upgrading iPhones in the past was typically a no-brainer, now people must wrestle with whether to deal with the hassle of having no audio jack.