Missing Headphone Jack: Do You Care?

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Do you care that Apple did away with the headphone jack on the iPhone 7?

  1. YES! How do I use my earbuds? Stupid Apple!

  2. NO! I haven't used that thing in years!

  3. Apple did what?!

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  1. scifan57

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    News articles are written in a way designed to maximize the number of readers and watchers, leading to sensationalized news stories.
     
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    Yeah I know. It's funny that I haven't met anyone that is getting an iPhone 7 or that want one that even cares that it has no jack.
     
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    I dont mind it, or at lest I think I wont. At work I listen to music 9 hours a day, I use my work macbook pro to do so. in my car I use bluetooth, so for now I am good. I am going to try the earphones that come with the phone (will be the first time in years ive opened the supplied earphones) and see what they are like.

    I dont want to give up my current headphones I paid £116 for them, but they have lasted 3 years so far.

    Phone arrives 16th and thats probably the first thing ill check
     
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  4. Poisonivy

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    I was telling someone last Friday that I was waiting for iPhone 7 and she said "OH is that the one that now has no headphone jack ".
     
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  5. scifan57

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    Technically speaking, the iPhone 7 does have a headphone jack. It's now digital, not analogue, and combined with the Lightning connector. So now you get digital sound directly to the headphones for the first time.
     
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    I think my answer to that would have been "It has one. It just looks a bit different."
     
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    Hmm. Beaten to the punch.
     
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    Just goes to show though..... Instead of saying what a great phone it is some people are going straight to the "issue" of the headphone jack.
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Complaining people often have louder voices than those who praise the good points of anything.
     
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    It doesn't bother me as I use a Bluetooth headset.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  11. Gregoris

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    I am betting apple will go completely wireless with no lightening connector either at some point in the future
     
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  12. Scottysize

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    The talking heads are still raging about this and saying it's a huge mistake by Apple. Really? WTH(eck) is wrong with these dummies?
     
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    Some mistake eh! Apple can't make these phones fast enough to keep up with orders.
     
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    I dunno what the big deal is. I haven't used the wired headphones sense the iPhone 5
     
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    I've never used it, When I sell my phones the EarPods are still sealed.
     
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