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In case you missed it, Shigeru Miyamoto appeared on stage at Apple's 2016 conference yesterday to announce Super Mario Run, a brand-new Mario game for iOS. As if that wasn't shocking enough, Apple also revealed its new iPhone 7 which - as had been rumoured - does away with the traditional 3.5mm headphone socket.

Reaction to this move has been mixed; many claim it's a good thing as embracing wireless audio means you don't get tangled cables, while others have criticised the removal of the jack as it reduces the audio options available to the end user.

Nintendo fans may have watched the conference with a wry smile on their faces, and not just because of the hero's welcome that Miyamoto received. We are of course referring to the fact that Nintendo dropped the headphone socket more than a decade ago when it launched the revised Game Boy Advance SP.

The removal of this port forced SP owners to purchase a special adapter that connected to the charging / EXT socket. Apple has adopted pretty much the same approach - the iPhone 7 will be getting a connector which plugs into the phone's charging and data port and allows wired headphones to be used.

While Apple is unlikely to embrace the 3.5mm headphone socket again, Nintendo quickly reversed its decision and reinstated the port on the Game Boy Micro - and has included it on every other handheld it has produced since then.

Removing a headphone socket? That's so 2003, dude.