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all the new ipod have the headphone jack where?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jesusplay, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    all the new ipods have the headphone jack at the bottom??


    why???

    i liked it at the top!!
     
  2. macrumors 601

    mrkramer

    #2
    It has been that way on the Nano since the 1G Nano, they probably decided to standardise it now and chose the bottom
     
  3. macrumors demi-god

    siurpeeman

    #3
    i believe the ipod classic still has the jack on top, as does the shuffle.
     
  4. Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    #4
    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.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

    BoyBach

    #5
    I think it's because they (Apple) couldn't fit the jack behind the screen in such a small device.
     
  6. macrumors 604

    zap2

    #6
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    mkrishnan

    #7
    Okay, I have no idea why they do it then. :p
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    #8

    its on the bottem of the touch.


    oh well
     
  9. macrumors newbie

    #9
    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
     
  10. macrumors member

    #10
    lol, i'd buy it! I know with my 80gb i hated when that happend.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

    #11
    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.
     
  12. macrumors member

    #12
    ^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.
     

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