Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, loves Twitter and uses it regularly. One of his recent cryptic tweets suggests that the headphone jack on the OnePlus 5 is safe, giving us a hint of its potential. Or maybe not.
The riddle joke might be a cryptic answer to the reports suggesting that OnePlus 5 will not feature the headphone jack at all. Leaked pictures suggested that this would be the case, as the bottom of an alleged prototype showed no headphone jack. We can’t verify if said photos are valid, and have no actual reason to take them seriously. That didn’t stop Carl from replying to a user curious about the location of the OnePlus 5’s headphone jack, though:
Why did the headphone jack cross the road? https://t.co/8sSXI8zB8y
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) May 19, 2017
Carl Pei’s tweet obviously references the popular “why did the chicken cross the road” joke, and depending on your interpretation of Carl’s use of the joke, this can either mean that it’s on the other side of the device or… “on the other side”, as in “dead”.
Carl Pei noticed that some news portals used his tweet as a source and replied to that as well.
Looks I gotta be more careful with my tweets… https://t.co/JSOhurrze2
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) May 22, 2017
What do you think? Is this a hint of something to come, or just Carl Pei being Carl Pei on twitter?