Do you think Apple will include a lightning to 1/8 adapter with iPhone 7?

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  1. ra4oasis macrumors 6502

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    I am not as outraged as some about losing the headphone jack (if it even happens), but I'm not thrilled about it either. I have a perfectly good pair of wired headphones, only a year old, and I don't want to have to trash them and buy a new pair. Do you think Apple will make a lightning to 1/8 inch adapter, and if so, will they include it with the phone?
     
  2. Jsameds macrumors 68030

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    They'll probably make one, but won't include it with the phone.

    They want to push people away from the headphone jack, not give them an excuse to carry on using it, especially for free.
     
  3. sura macrumors newbie

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    And also, how about those who want to charge their phones while using wired headphones? Another special adapter??? Still, it's just a rumor...may never happen.
     
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  5. ra4oasis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the more I think about this, the more I can't see them including the adapter. It'll be at least 20 bucks. And to the question of what they expect us to do in order to listen to music, and charge, at the same time- wireless charging. I'd be willing to bet that's the official answer.
     
  6. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    But, if you think about it, there will be loads of third party options available too.
     
  7. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Maybe it will have wireless charging while listening wired, or wireless audio via Bluetooth while charging. Maybe there will be a way to do both at the same time. Nobody knows.
     
  8. Rufuss Sewell macrumors 6502

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    Are you going to carry this adapter with you at all times?

    Leave it hanging out of your phone?

    What about when you want to play your music in someone else's car?

    Or through your stereo... or a friends stereo?

    All of them have aux inputs but none have lightning or BT.

    I need a 3.5 hp jack. I love Apple, and have owned every iPhone except the first. But they'll lose me with this one.
     
  9. chabig macrumors 68040

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    You could have said all those things about chargers with 30 pin cables. We survived.
     
  10. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I think the 7 will come with lightning EarPods. Possibly incorporate wireless charging. But I don't see an adapter included.
     
  11. HobeSoundDarryl, Jan 9, 2016
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    HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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    For this to be true, Apple has to license the proprietary connection to those third parties. Remember how quickly Lightning-based accessories came to market when Lightning first hit? Delays for months for most everything... except anything Lightning Apple provided themselves. The excuse was waiting on Apple approvals. Meanwhile, if you needed anything Lightning during that time, you bought it from Apple.

    Remember even cheap Lightning cables from China (not "blessed" by Apple). Remember:

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    ...making those non-Apple (cheaper-than-Apple's) cables useless?

    Expect no different here. Yes, there will be adapters but they'll have to be approved by Apple. At first there will probably be adapters ONLY from Apple at Apple pricing. Quickly they'll be some Asian unapproved adapters that will probably yield the same kind of message shown above on our iDevices. Later, there will be some "approved by Apple" adapters from third parties that are still priced "up there" because Apple has to be paid for the license to a proprietary jack.

    In the period between launch and endorsed third party alternatives, pay up by either buying Lightning-terminated headphones to replace the ones you already own or for the 3.5mm adapter at probably $29.95-$49.95.
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    Completely different. 30-pin chargers were shipped free with the iDevices. And they were only for iDevice charging.

    3.5mm jack is like (but even more ubiquitous than) USB. Unplug your headphones from your iPhone and plug them into ANYTHING else (that plays audio) made by ANYONE else without needing an adapter. One set of good headphones can cover all kinds of personal audio needs without needing anything extra.

    If this was another company's maneuver, we'd be collectively ripping them... tossing phrases like "who wants an ugly adapter hanging out of their phone?" and "who wants to have to worry about carrying around an adapter so we can keep doing what we're already able to do because the 'adapter' is INSIDE the phone?" Etc. But this is a rumored Apple change, spun enough times that the most faithful are starting to believe... and thus the need to rationalize it to the "dummies" who can't just see anything Apple wants to do as always the best, right and ONLY way forward.
     
  12. Rufuss Sewell macrumors 6502

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    That's not even remotely related. The 30 pin/lightning cable pretty much only intefaces with USB.

    The headphone jack interfaces with every piece of audio gear ever made.

    When 30 pin switched to lightning I only needed a new charge cable.

    Without a headphone jack I can't use my phone with my car stereo, any of my headphones, any of my friend's cars or stereos, a system at a club... and yes I often show up to a club and play my iPhone through their system.

    All of these places have a nice 1/8" cable there waiting.

    My only hope is that a case with a breakout hp jack comes out.
     

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