Steve Streza, “John Gruber Misses the Point Completely About Lightning Headphones”:
John can argue all he wants that this is all somehow in the best
interest of customers by virtue of it being great business for
Apple, but it simply isn’t true. It also won’t be a hill that many
customers will die on at the point of sale. People will not buy
into Lightning headphones, they will put up with it. This
transition will be painful and difficult because of just how
thoroughly entrenched the current solution is, how little the new
solution offers, and how many complications it adds for customers.
Nilay is correct, it is user-hostile, and it is stupid.