A year after iPhone 7 omitted headphone jack, do you care? (a friendly wager)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by segundo, Aug 18, 2017.


Do you care that the iPhone 7 came without a headphone jack?

  1. Yes, I still wish the iPhone 7 would have come with a headphone jack.

  2. No, I never did and/or bluetooth/lightning-adapter are fine for my usage.

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  1. segundo macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2003
    It's been about a year since the iPhone 7 was released without a headphone jack.

    Some people, myself included, were disappointed at this development. Others saw it as progress and didn't mind the omission, or despite their disappointment, purchased an iPhone 7 regardless.

    A year ago on this day a friend and I wagered a cold beer whether or not anyone would still care. I believed people would still be disappointed at the omission while he believed people would no longer care.

    Please help us resolve our wager.

    Do you care that the iPhone 7 came without a headphone jack?
  2. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
  3. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
    I second on the above comment.
  4. jetsam macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2015
    I attached a lightning adapter to each of my two pairs of wired headphones, and never gave the lack of a headphone jack a thought after that.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I don't own a 7. But I was one that cheered the loss of the headphone jack.

    I don't really use headphones anyway. I can count on one hand the number of times I've used a headphone jack in the last year so the loss of the jack, even if I did care, is hardly relevant to me.
  6. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    I didn't while I prkmarily used my 7, but having gone back to 6s now, it is better to have vs not have.

    Very handy when charging and using headphones!

    The problem with your wager is everyone uses their phones differently. Some people will care. Others will not
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    I Third this. Pretty much Airpods solved this issue for me and I was never a fan of headphone jacks. Glad they removed it.
  8. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    AirPods and Bluetooth in my car have covered this 95%. I have still been at friends homes, or in my fiancees car which uses the jack, and it's been a minor annoyance.
  9. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    I was not looking forward to the loss of the headphone port, but in the past year I think I found myself in a total of one situation where I "needed" it.

    I already had Bluetooth headphones and in my car, I attached the lightning adapter to my old wired headphones, and I also have the included lightning headphones. It was a much easier transition than I thought.

    Hell even my father, who hates tech change and complains to no end about the lack of optical drives in laptops, didn't even notice his 7 lacked the headphone port until I told him.
  10. fartnugget213 macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2017
    When I bought my 7+, everyone who had a 6 or 6s kept saying some mumbo jumbo about 'can't charge and listen to music at the same time'.

    I've never encountered that problem because I always keep my phone at a reasonable charge %.

    Worst case scenario I'll play music through speakers while charging :D
  11. pixelatedscraps macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2017
    Hong Kong
    It's changed my charging habits (I've become a little more aware than I'd like) and it's a tad annoying having to purchase yet more cables (and such a waste) but it's not the end of the world, though I do wish I could charge and listen to music at the same time without buying those ridiculous looking AirPods or some other subpar, overpriced, unrefined Bluetooth earbuds.
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I still have an appreciation for my wired headphones and I do use my AirPods frequently during fitness. I'm appreciative that Apple provided the adapter to use your wired headphones with the iPhone 7. But what I miss most, was sometimes I would charge my device and use my wired headphones at the same time. To me, that was a direct benefit.
  13. mk313 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    I guess I'd fall on the I care side. I have a 7 and it's been a great phone, but I do find times when the lack of a headphone jack is inconvenient. Charging while listening to music is nice. I enjoy listening to radio margaritaville during the day (through the web site) and, although I love my AirPods, when I listen to RM, every time I take one of the AirPods out of my ear to talk to someone or whatever, I have to restart the music stream, which is inconvenient. I've resorted to keeping an old iPhone at work that I can listen to RM on with wired headphones.

    Given the choice between two iphone 7;'s., one with a headphone jack & one without, I'd pick the one with the jack. Given the choice between an iPhone 7 without a headphone jack and a 6S with the jack, I'd still choose the 7, as it's a great phone overall.
  14. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Since I have both the Powerbeats 3 and the Solo 3 wireless, there has been very little need for the jack.
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I still don't like it. Most phones still have headphone jacks because it is still the standard. Those who prefer wireless always had that option. I still don't see a single benefit to losing the port.
  16. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    It's annoying but not a deal breaker. There's been many times when I go to plug in headphones and remember I can't.
  17. akash.nu macrumors 603


    May 26, 2016
    I still miss it and hate having to use the dongle to use my favourite pair of headphones . Also I hate the AirPods. Atrocious is an understatement when it comes to sound quality.
  18. neuroga macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2017
    I have the airpods and even if i didnt the included headphones or adapter would have served their purpose. I have never needed to charge or use the headphones at the same time.
  19. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    I'm on the don't care camp. I've dropped my iPhone so many times because I had to move while the phone was charging and I forgot to either unplug the headphones or unplug the charging cable. So happy when bluetooth headphones with halfway decent battery life and sound finally showed up.
  20. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    Yes, need the jack for my car but otherwise I yanked the cord.
  21. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
    Yes I would like it back..a stupid move..
  22. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    This ^ I have AirPods so doesn't effect me.
  23. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    I was initially a bit annoyed that Apple did away with the headphone jack. However, after getting a pair of AirPods and then Bose Bluetooth headset, I couldn't care less. I actually prefer wireless headsets now.
  24. Laryl macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2014
    Well I don't care because after years of new iPhones, I've yet to take the headphones out of their cases. I have zero music on my phone... I'm not the average user, but there are folks like me out here. :)
  25. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    There is still audiobooks, podcasts, lectures, YouTube, movies....:)

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