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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #75 on: September 16, 2016, 06:39:28 pm »
While they do include an adapter to use 3.5 mm headphones, they are pushing their new wireless headphones. Blueooth. With lossy compression. Thanks, but no thanks.

Apple's earphones have always been the worst. You pay hundreds for an amazing iPhone

and get two lumps of crap.

I rather like the ear pods. They are comfortable and actually look good and dont stick way out of your ears like others.
Having a 3.5mm connector didn't exclude wireless ear phones or water tightness.

It's a false dilemma.

Apple has a history of setting design trends. Will be interesting to see what will happen with this one. Personally I like the 3.5mm connector and earphones that don't require charging.

I agree. With the exception of Bluetooth for obvious reasons, 3.5mm should be the ONLY interface for headphone and/or headsets. There is no reason to use anything else. USB hogs ports and doesn't work well on phones, Proprietary RF is buggy and inherits flaws from USB, and 1/4 Inch is stupid, and I don't need to say why.
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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #76 on: September 17, 2016, 01:57:20 pm »
 

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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #77 on: September 17, 2016, 02:06:23 pm »


The iPhone 8 will be that, with just a paper thin screen up top to stream stuff off. all the computing will be in that unit and it will stream information wirelessly to your phone. It vibrates on notification too.
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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #78 on: September 17, 2016, 03:36:13 pm »
Just had an interesting conversation with my Niece in the car.

Me - "Shiloh do you want to plug your iPhone in to my car to listen to music?",
Shiloh - "Yes please", she then plugs her iPhone 5S in to the Aux in socket on my BMW.
Shiloh - "I don't want the new iPhone", Me - "Why not?" Shiloh -"It doesn't have a headphone socket"
Me - "Yes, but it comes with an adapter in the box" Shiloh - "meh"

Interesting to hear that from a 10 year old, wonder if this opinion is similar of this demographic and are they going by their own opinions or what they heard?
 

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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #79 on: September 17, 2016, 06:40:17 pm »
Just had an interesting conversation with my Niece in the car.

Me - "Shiloh do you want to plug your iPhone in to my car to listen to music?",
Shiloh - "Yes please", she then plugs her iPhone 5S in to the Aux in socket on my BMW.
Shiloh - "I don't want the new iPhone", Me - "Why not?" Shiloh -"It doesn't have a headphone socket"
Me - "Yes, but it comes with an adapter in the box" Shiloh - "meh"

Interesting to hear that from a 10 year old, wonder if this opinion is similar of this demographic and are they going by their own opinions or what they heard?

With cars it's not that bad. I would use bluetooth anyways, but it's just in general a useful port that has been removed for no real reason.
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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #80 on: September 17, 2016, 08:45:04 pm »


Interesting to hear that from a 10 year old, wonder if this opinion is similar of this demographic and are they going by their own opinions or what they heard?

She is already too used to the old way. Next generation will be more open minded.

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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2016, 12:32:19 pm »
you can still have a 3.5 jack, even on an iphone 7 !  :-DD

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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2016, 12:41:19 pm »
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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2016, 11:08:58 pm »
you can still have a 3.5 jack, even on an iphone 7 !  :-DD

Since it is so easy to add a jack, I wonder what the big deal is?
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Re: Will Apple drop the 3.5mm Jack?
« Reply #84 on: September 18, 2016, 11:11:44 pm »
you can still have a 3.5 jack, even on an iphone 7 !  :-DD

Since it is so easy to add a jack, I wonder what the big deal is?

Lol.
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