End User wrote:Apple may have been the first to eliminate the 3.5mm jack but USB Type-C will kill it:Device manufacturers can eliminate the need for multiple ports and efficiently deliver data, power and video over a single connector with USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery.
http://www.usb.org/press/USB-IF_Press_R ... _FINAL.pdf
Delivering audio and power over USB has been a standard for years already, and video over USB is a niche use case. I don't see how this materially changes things unless you're dealing with a VR headset.
The 3.5mm jack will be around for a long time yet, because it "just works".