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iPhone 7 Will Lack Headphone Jack, Report Claims
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Michelle
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Michelle,
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11/30/2015 | 4:28:04 PM
Seems like a bad idea
This seems like a bad idea but the multipurpose lighting connector is an appealing concept. Buying more iPhone-only gear for the latest version isn't appealing at all, however.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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11/30/2015 | 9:45:33 PM
Re: Seems like a bad idea
"This seems like a bad idea but the multipurpose lighting connector is an appealing concept. Buying more iPhone-only gear for the latest version isn't appealing at all, however."

@Michelle: I think that's what everyone complains at the start but eventually they get used to it. Plus it's not just a fancy change Apple is bringing about for the heck of it. If the idea is to reduce the width and the Audio Jack was hampering it, then it makes sense. I think in the long run people will get used to it.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 9:50:13 PM
Re: Seems like a bad idea
@ tzubair – Sa you said most of us will eventually get used to the idea, and I am sure they will have some feature on these earphones compared to what we have now. 
Banacek
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Banacek,
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12/1/2015 | 12:16:22 PM
Re: Seems like a bad idea
Plus it's not just a fancy change Apple is bringing about for the heck of it. If the idea is to reduce the width and the Audio Jack was hampering it, then it makes sense. I think in the long run people will get used to it.

Um, reducing the width of the phone to the point that you need to throw out standard components IS just a fancy change, nothing more.

And, yes, it makes sense if the idea is to reduce the width of the phone. But WHY the need to reduce the width of the phone. There's a point of diminishing returns on such nonsense. Heck, why not keep the current width, and for any space you no longer need, add more battery! I'd prefer a phone that held a charge for the day more than the phone being slimmer!
Kelly22
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12/1/2015 | 4:19:48 PM
Re: Seems like a bad idea
Agreed, I can't think of any reason why smartphones would need to be thinner than they already are (nor would I want a thinner one - the iPhone 6 is thin enough!). I'd second the idea for longer battery life. A thinner phone might look cool, but it's still useless when the battery dies.
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PedroGonzales,
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12/2/2015 | 10:03:25 PM
Re: Seems like a bad idea
I wouldn't mind thinner iphone protectors.  I got a new iphone protector; it covers all the iphone, but it is too thick for my taste.  I did notice newer iphone charge much faster than before, but the battery doesn't last that long.  It is strange how Apple enhances all iphone functionalities, but doesn't increase the battery life.  I think someone at Apple isn't doing their job, if they aren't listening to user feedback
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 9:48:08 PM
Re: Seems like a bad idea
I think it's not a bad idea, you could probably send over Hi-res audio via the new port. Conventional 3.5mm audio port cannot take the depth of Hi-res audio hence manufacturers didn't have a way of bringing this studio quality to your ears. 
StaceyE
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11/30/2015 | 10:53:46 PM
Re: Seems like a bad idea
I agree that having to buy accessories specific to that phone does not sound appealing at all. I have never been a fan of the iPhone (or any other "i-products").
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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11/30/2015 | 10:53:50 PM
Re: Seems like a bad idea
I agree that having to buy accessories specific to that phone does not sound appealing at all. I have never been a fan of the iPhone (or any other "i-products").
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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12/5/2015 | 12:06:38 AM
Re: Seems like a bad idea
I won't buy product specific accessories, especially for IT product. They will soon become obsolete and it's the time to buy new one...which means more pocket money.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/30/2015 | 7:17:07 PM
Ugh
Hope it's not true.  I already have to deal with jerks blaring their music off of their phones on the subway without using headphones.  We don't need more of them.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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11/30/2015 | 9:48:15 PM
Re: Ugh
"Hope it's not true.  I already have to deal with jerks blaring their music off of their phones on the subway without using headphones.  We don't need more of them."

@Joe: Ha! I know how that feels. I don't think anyone is going to play music without the headphones or the earphones. In case you can't get your hands on the new ones with the lightening port, there's always a converter available for that.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 9:52:52 PM
Re: Ugh
@tzubair – The next era would probably be the in-ear stereo wireless ear buds that are barely visible when worn. No hassle of having messy wires all over. 

  
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12/3/2015 | 5:32:13 PM
Re: Ugh
Imagine how annoying it will be though when you try to talk to someone and they have earbuds in that you can't see!
Michelle
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Michelle,
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11/30/2015 | 10:23:33 PM
Re: Ugh
It'll be temporary until everyone buys a fancy new converter gizmo! I still can't believe people listen to music without headphones in public. I don't even like to listen to music without headphones in my own office at work lest I disturb the office next to mine.
StaceyE
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11/30/2015 | 11:00:23 PM
Re: Ugh
Some people lack the social skills to know that what they are doing is impolite. They are too busy drawing attention to themselves to notice how annoyed the people around them are.
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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11/30/2015 | 10:56:16 PM
Re: Ugh
Haha! I cannot stand it when people decide to use their smart phone as a boom box in a public place. Even when there are huge signs posted saying specifically NOT to do it, they still do.
impactnow
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11/30/2015 | 11:44:14 PM
cut the cord
This may be a planned effort to move people toward bluetooth headphones and there may be one included in your purchase. I don't think people will stop using headphones they will just become more efficient.


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