Is this the end of the mini jack? Apple have announced that the new iPhone won't have one - only their 'lightning port' - making headphone options a little more complex. Chris Foxx from BBC Tech and Harry Low from BBC Trending are taking your questions. #FacebookLive
Specific models are termed stereo plug, mini-stereo, mini jack, headphone jack and microphone jack. or are referred to by size, i.e. 3.5mm or 6.35mm.
In the UK, the terms jack plug and jack socket are commonly used for the respective male and female phone connectors. In the US, a stationary (more fixed) electrical connector is called a "jack". The terms phone plug and phone jack are sometimes used to refer to different genders of phone connectors, but are also sometimes used colloquially to refer to RJ11 and older telephone plugs and the corresponding jacks that connect wired telephones to wall outlets. Phone plugs and jacks are not to be confused with the similar terms phono plug and phono jack (or in the UK, phono socket) which refer to RCA connectors common in consumer hi-fi and audiovisual equipment.
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