Thank you. It really sucks if you have a problem with the iPhone, since if you mention anything about it here, you get called a troll and bashed to no end.Bloody hell, guys. People are entitled to their opinion.
The iPhone is great but not perfect and if I were Apple's R&D guys I would be looking at the Forums to see what turns people on and off about the device. Rabid fanboyism doesn't promote critical development.
Simply put, Apple chose aesthetic value over functionality. The recessed headphone port is NOT needed for reinforcement, since the port is NOT SOLDERED to the main PCB, but rather a small PCB, that is allowed to move freely via flexible cable. The PCB would just wiggle with the headphone port.
If you all want to sit back and let Apple control what accessories you buy, so be it. But all of us who are bitching have very legitimate reasons to do so.
I know this may be a shocker to some of you, but, the iPhone, as wonderful as it is, has some pretty major flaws.