Lenovo and Motorola unveiled the 2016 Moto flagships today at Tech World with a line of modular back plates and a few months of Verizon exclusivity (boo). That's not the only thing to be annoyed about. According to Motorola's spec sheet for the Moto Z devices, it only does audio over the Type-C port. We've checked out the device in real life to confirm, and there's no headphone jack to be found. This does not seem like a good idea.
The Droid-branded versions of the phones will come out first, and right there on the spec sheet is the following.
USB-C port for headphones, charging and data transfer, 3.5 mm to USB-C headphone port adapter included
This isn't the first attempt to do away with the venerable headphone jack. LeEco announced a few jack-less phones recently, and there have been rumors that Apple would ditch the port as well. The Oppo R5 also lacked a headphone jack. However, the Moto Z is by far the most mainstream phone to skip the standard 3.5mm jack.
Type-C headphones do exist, but they're extremely rare. Regular headphone jacks are everywhere still. Thus, Moto Z owners will be stuck using the adapter or Bluetooth for audio. Maybe that will be alright for some people, but I imagine there will still be plenty of times the lack of a 3.5mm jack will be a major annoyance.