Headphone jack on bottom

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by msavwah, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. msavwah macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    Just speculating on the rumors here:

    From a design perspective, I can understand a reason for it.

    From a user perspective it is baffling to me.

    I absolutely hate it and can make no sense of it.

    So, my question is why would you want the headphone jack on the bottom?
  2. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    I dont see the problem. have an old ipod touch with the jack at the bottom.

    Its not a big issue
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I also don't see the problem. How is it strictly worse from a user perspective? If anything, it is less in the way coming out the bottom of the phone rather than the top.
  4. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    It's a bad idea if you use the headphone jack to listen to music in your car. With the new design, you'll have to lay your phone in your cup-holder upside down.
  5. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
  6. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    I personally prefer it on the bottom. If I'm wearing a holster or have it in my pocket, it's easier to lift it out and and be able to look at the screen without having to flip it over--same goes for an armband. I can certainly understand how it inconveniences those using an aux line in a car--thankfully I'm able to use Bluetooth.

    Isn't another potential benefit of relocating it to the bottom the inclusion of a more robust front facing camera since they are in such close proximity on the 4s?

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