SiliconAddiction, Oct 29, 2018 : Because its a niche feature at this point. While there are still folks who use it. The feature isn't as common as it use to be. Bluetooth is now replacing a lot of device that have IR. Exceptions being low end TV's and projectors. My Samsung TV that I got 5 years ago had a BT remote control that it came with as an example. As a result if they are going to ax the headphone jack, there would be zero chance of an IR blaster.