Another day another conspiracy theory..!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    Interesting theory. Who knows, maybe it has some sense.
  2. DarkExistence Suspended


    Aug 11, 2016
  3. Xangelkiller macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2014
    This could simply be a tactic to support a longer-term marketing strategy beyond 2016. They work on multiple phones at a time. Introducing a change like this in a model that will get sales regardless (remember iPhone 6 and 6+ contracts end in September) will definitely reduce the "jack-less" complaints for the 2017 version. I don't think this deserves the "conspiracy theory" label. At best, it's probably just a plain old theory since we can't (and probably won't ever) see Apple's iPhone marketing strategy.
  4. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    This makes perfect sense. Logical, thought out, and exactly the kind of planning I would expect.

    Apple was going to remove the analog headphone jack and they could have waited another year, but getting it done, over and behind us seems so, well obvious, now that it's been stated.

    All falls in place. Get the nasty out of the way. In a year their will be all kinds of options, third party dongles, head phones both Bluetooth and wired. Other than a few die hands, the squawking will be over.

    Next phone will have:

    - New amoled screen, with smaller bezels low energy consumption, higher pixel density
    - 2nd generation Touch ID button with haptic feedback, if not integrated into screen or facial recognition
    - Probably latest low power consumption Bluetooth phone and earbuds, longer between charging.
    - Next generation Motorola fully integrated radio chip (super low power consumption all radios on one chip)
    - 10 nanometer chip design jump from 2 billion transistors to 4 billion. Further chip consolidation to SoC.
    - Revised nano architecture LI Ion battery technology further enhanced battery form fitting to available space
    - Revised all glass design
    - Thinnest iPhone ever (of course)
    - Capacitance charging (no metal back) or charge via smart connector Mag attachment like Watch.
    - Move the Lightning port to a separate cradle that connects via smart connector to phone (more waterproof)
    - snap on larger iPad like screen using smart connector. Phone connect in hollow out on back. Contains extra battery pack.
    -'Probably couple more features.

    Yup, get the nasty over with now, nail hit square on the head. Only good news, new innovations for the 10th anniversary phone.
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
  6. thread starter macrumors 68040

    May 26, 2016
    Wow..!! You seem to have got all of their plans on the table.
  7. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I could buy into that theory. I guess what I am more interested in than the timing, is still the 'why'. At one point it was to make the phone thinner but the iPod touch is pretty thin and it still has a headphone jack. Schematics suggest now it's not necessarily due to thinness regardless. Then I thought well, a second speaker for stereo sound would be cool since I sometimes just play music off my phone's speaker but lately that seems to be refuted. I assume they could make higher quality lightning connected headsets but you wouldn't need to kill the headphone jack to do that. It could be an alternative. Doesn't appear to be for additional battery space. So I am curious to hear their explanation behind this. I am not upset by the move, just don't fully get the rationale unless it really is for next year's design needs.
  8. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    Just look at designs of all Apple devices. Do they add more connectors, or do they simplify and remove connectors? I would hazard a guess and say they have a design phylosphy that says make it simpler, more intuitive to the consumer. Eventually the keyboard will disappear and we will communicate with our devices just as we would with a human assistant. Verbally and with the assistant anticipating out next desire.
  9. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I mean I don't disagree with Apple liking to make things easier or simpler. I loved the switch to the lightning connector if for no other reason than the fact that it fits no matter which direction the two sides are facing. But I am not sure how removing such a standard feature as the headphone jack makes things simpler or more intuitive. Particularly if they end up offering an adapter which just adds to the process. I will be very curious to see if this ends up being a move that competitors actually don't look to copy.

    Heck if they ever did make it where I had to verbally communicate with my phone just to do simple tasks like texting....that is when I hang it up. Imagine trying to text in a loud environment, quiet environment, during an appointment, etc. Yikes.
  10. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    Your getting hung up on the intermediate steps. No one ever said the journey would be painless. You or others may hate it, at the time. But this too shall pass. Eventually our Apple implants will allow us to hear our music without others even knowing we are listening. Recharged by body heat and communication via enhanced Bluetooth right to you MPU mobile processing unit folded up and tucked in your pocket. In meantime get used to the adapter dongle.
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

    Sep 7, 2010
    So basically, removing the headphone jack this year is a diversion tactic as well as allowing this year's phone to take a bullet for next year's? It makes about as much sense as any other reason I've heard for it.
  12. thread starter macrumors 68040

    May 26, 2016
    Skynet is real..!!
  13. Sunny1990, Aug 16, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    And another boring article:confused:,i will wait and see how this boring iPhone holds up against scratches.My current iPhone's are scratch magnets :mad:
  14. Steve121178 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    One of the most pathetic and immature articles I've read for months. What's with the GIF's? Crap journalism.
  15. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    That's a pretty good theory. Whether intentionally or unintentionally it might work out that way. Removing the audio jack has pros and cons. iPhone 7 bears the brunt of the "cons" and 7s benefits from the "pros"
  16. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    I knew the jack is gone. Doesn't change the fact that I don't like it.
  17. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    That was a horribly written article. An article with a clickbait headline shouldn't make you have to read 5,000 words to attempt to figure out what the conspiracy is. I read it all (skimmed) and I'm still not exactly sure what the conspiracy is?
  18. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
  19. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    What else do you need to know?

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