I'm 100% on your side. Being a musician, I can thank Apple for making FireWire, and loads of amazing sounding equipment working great for FireWire, and then, they just abandon it.
Oh no, I'm not salty at all!
I use a Samsung S22. It needs a headphone jack so I wouldn't have to buy a Bluetooth attachment so I can listen to music in my car.
Yes, I'm one of the few who thinks that headphone jacks are still necessary.