iPad mini EarPod jack on bottom

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  1. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

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    anyone else wish the EarPods jack was on the bottom of the iPad mini? I use an iPod touch and I like it on the bottom. I'm hoping to upgrade to the iPad mini when its updated and i really hope the jack is on the bottom
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    No, I hated the earphone jack on the bottom of the iPhone. I'm glad its on the top.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I prefer the audio port right where it is. If it were on the bottom, it could interfere with some docks.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    On the iPad, it doesn't matter which side the headphone jack is on, because you can just rotate it so the jack is on whichever side you prefer. On the iPhone / iPod touch, you are stuck with the jack where it is, because they don't rotate vertically. :(
     
  5. LucasLand thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but then if you always hold it upside down, then the home button would always be on top and thats stupid
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    No, I can't dock my iPhone and keep listening to something without putting it on speaker. I wish it was on the top again for that reason.
     
  7. LucasLand thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    why do you need to dock these devices? just plug them in and lay them down
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Because it looks nicer. :p Try having three iOS devices hanging off your laptop and see how that looks.
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Why would it be stupid? I actually find it easier to reach the home button when it's on top.
     
  10. Q-Dog macrumors 6502a

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    My home button is always on the side!
     
  11. Menel macrumors 603

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    EarPod jack on bottom

    I was hugely relieved when the iPhone5 relocated headphone to the bottom. Cord is in a much more natural place and less hassle when putting into pocket and retrieving while listening.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Some docks have built-in speakers. Some docks provide charging. Docks also hold the device in the proper position for viewing hands-free. Plugging it in and laying it down doesn't work for all situations.
     
  13. Mechayoshi macrumors regular

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    No, it's fine on the top. I find it annoying on my ipod because the headphone gets in the way of my hand on the bottom.
     
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    But how does that apply to the iPad?
     
  15. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I hated it on the top. When you are charging it and it is plugged there are cords coming from the top and bottom. I like it when cords are only coming from the bottom. Plus, when I'm listening to music with my headphones and have my iPhone in my pocket, I can put the phone upside down in my pocket like I normally do, so when I take it out I don't have to rotate it on my hand.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Hmmmm, that's an issue that's never occurred to me, because I almost never listen to my iDevice with headphones plugged in while it's charging.
     
  17. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Well I do.
     
  18. LucasLand thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i think it makes much more sense to have all cords coming out from the same side.

    what do you use when you want to use it in your car and you have a usb charger outlet and an aux outlet? one wire out the top and one out the bottom? that would suck
     
  19. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You're not doing that with an iPad. :p

    But to answer that question, we use a transmitter. You're not going to use an aux cable for something you have to pull in and out everyday. People like to keep old iPods for that use instead.
     
  20. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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    No. I usually use my iPad in portrait orientation with the bottom resting on my stomach or lap in bed or on the couch. Makes zero sense to me for it to be on the bottom.
     
  21. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I have not once used the headphone jack on my iPad. That's what my iPhone is for. I wouldn't mind if they removed it.
     
  22. LucasLand thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so does that mean thou don't listen to music, podcasts, internet radio or you just use the external speakers.?
     
  23. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    On the iPad I usually use the internal speaker or my Apple TV.
     
  24. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    I prefer it being on the bottom of the device, watching a video can be a bit frustrating with the cable drooping down over the screen with the jack at the top
     
  25. myrtlebee macrumors 68020

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    Uh, put it behind the iPad.
     

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