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jesusplay
Sep 8, 2007, 07:30 PM
all the new ipods have the headphone jack at the bottom??


why???

i liked it at the top!!



mrkramer
Sep 8, 2007, 07:33 PM
It has been that way on the Nano since the 1G Nano, they probably decided to standardise it now and chose the bottom

siurpeeman
Sep 8, 2007, 07:34 PM
i believe the ipod classic still has the jack on top, as does the shuffle.

mkrishnan
Sep 8, 2007, 07:36 PM
With the original shuffle, I get it (with the lanyard accessory and so on). I've never really understood it beyond that. But I live fine with my Nano (2G) being this way.... you have to make some small adjustments, like if you put it in your pocket, you should put it in upside down (so that the jack doesn't mash against the pocket bottom).

But yeah.... I'd guess there's some other reason behind it, engineering-wise. The jack was a fairly common failure point on older iPods, wasn't it (my 3G fullsize is fine, but I seem to remember there were lots of people who had the jack go bad). Maybe that has something to do with it.

BoyBach
Sep 8, 2007, 07:39 PM
I think it's because they (Apple) couldn't fit the jack behind the screen in such a small device.

zap2
Sep 8, 2007, 07:41 PM
With the original shuffle, I get it

The first shuffle had the headphone jack on top


http://www.t3.co.uk/__data/assets/image/56576/iPodShuffle_302.jpg

mkrishnan
Sep 8, 2007, 07:43 PM
The first shuffle had the headphone jack on top

Okay, I have no idea why they do it then. :p

jesusplay
Sep 8, 2007, 08:12 PM
Okay, I have no idea why they do it then. :p


its on the bottem of the touch.


oh well

eYeBALL
Sep 8, 2007, 08:42 PM
its at the bottom because then the headphone cable loops up underneath the ipod and doesnt fall down in front of the screen when the jack was on the top

i think

AppleFan08
Sep 8, 2007, 08:48 PM
its at the bottom because then the headphone cable loops up underneath the ipod and doesnt fall down in front of the screen when the jack was on the top

i think

lol, i'd buy it! I know with my 80gb i hated when that happend.

nlivo
Sep 8, 2007, 09:34 PM
i think it is because when iPod's are in your pocket you put it in upside down and the controls make sense when you feel them( the right way up). On the touch i would say it is an engineering reason.

Nayrb
Sep 8, 2007, 09:46 PM
^Sounds like a good enough reason to me, as for the touch I hope either Apple or a 3rd party company comes up with some physical buttons that plugs into the dock connector for pocket browsing.