I actually miss my headphone jack

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kevinkyoo, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

    kevinkyoo

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    Although I enjoy the phone, I have had several instances of missing the headphone jack. Here they are:

    1) Left bluetooth earphones and adapter at home, so I can't listen to any music on my phone
    2) Bluetooth earphones ran out of battery
    3) Tried to watch a video on an iPhone with my earphones (via adapter, bluetooth earphones ran out of battery and were charging), but the phone was running out of battery too. Couldn't watch without earphones, so I couldn't watch the video while it was charging.

    (1) occurred twice, and the others once in my month of using the phone, but they've equally sucked each time. Yeah Apple, I get that the future is without a headphone jack. But damn do I miss this thing. Unless there are Bluetooth earphones with amazing battery life (8 hours is way too little) and good sound quality, Bluetooth is not today's "future."
     
  2. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    I wish it had it because the stock earphones suck and kill my ears and I wanted to switch to the stock Samsung ear buds which are 100x better but I forgot my adapter at home. I wanted to lay on my side and watch my phone on a nightstand, but couldn't do that with my bluetooth headphones because they are over the ear models.
     
  3. lostnuke macrumors newbie

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    I got my lightning port EarPods cable tangled 4 times today with the obligatory rip out of the ears followed by a profanity or two. Left the bt EarPods at home. I hate that f@&$ing cable.
     
  4. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    I was at a party last Saturday and Mobile's were being used for music via a small jack lead and an amp. The guy with an iPhone 7 was out of luck as nobody had an adapter. Why would they? It reminded me how short sighted it is removing this standard expected feature.
     
  5. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You were at a party that everyone had to listen to music only via a headphone jack?
    Give me a break....
    Lets continue to whine and keep beating a dead horse.
     
  7. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    I just keep my headphones from my iPhone 6 Plus with the lightning adapter from my iPhone 7 Plus on the end of my old headphones in my pocket. The lightning ready EarPods that came with my iPhone 7 Plus are still in the box.
     
  8. freepomme macrumors 6502a

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    THAT'S WHAT YOU GET. And those Airpods still are unavailable. I told you until the iPhone 8. Hahahaaaaa
     
  9. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    I do the same BECAUSE airline in-flight entertainment knows nothing about lightning connectors or Bluetooth (with the exception of a few airlines offering entertainment to your device through onboard wifi.)
     
  10. kevinkyoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1. I don't really care about your advice, so sorry I couldn't stroke your ego even further
    2. My last phone (6 plus) was plagued with the touch disease, so I didn't want to use it for one more year
    3. Hahahaaaaa
     
  11. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    This probably hasn't been done yet, but has anyone started an online partition? Maylay Apple doesn't know how people feel on the issue??:rolleyes:
     
  12. kevinkyoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure they have, but I really doubt Apple cares. After "MUH COURAGE," it would be an embarrassment for Apple to go back to the headphone jack. Think also of what this would imply for future products, like the MacBook Pro. If they change the headphone jack for the phone, would they also for the MacBook Pro? If they do, what's the point of buying the ones out right now?

    All around, not good business, although Apple dug itself a hole for this one.
     
  13. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I admit that when I use my pixel xl to listen to music and can connect directly without an adapter it just feels good. Something about the adapter that annoys me. Outside of this I love my 7 plus. Also love my pixel xl. :D
     
  14. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    Just sharing an experience I had. If you don't accept it or believe it, that's your problem.

    Just another iPhone user like yourself.
     
  15. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    What hole? Don't miss the headphone jack at all. Bought some inexpensive wireless off Amazon and never looked back. Once I find a more expensive pair I like, I will look into them. And there is always the adapter in a pinch, I just keep them on my old headphones.

    If you miss the headphone jack so much, try a different brand of phone.
     
  16. kevinkyoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We're at a point know where a headphone jack (Or its absence) will decide whether you buy a phone or not. Let that sink in.
     
  17. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    It's easy to say to people to try another brand of phone but we all know iOS is only available on Apple products. There is no other brand that I would use because of this quite significant detail.

    People here do need to realise that there are iPhone users out there that don't like and accept with warmth everything Apple do. That is a plausible concept away from places like this. This is a discussion forum and it's the place to air frustrations and thoughts that are not always involving high fives and handing out ice cream. I found don't buy the iPhone 7 mainly because it received a £200 price hike but also because the loss of headphone jack made it inferior to the 6S.

    I also use AUX in my car everyday and although I could get the adapter, it's a faff and a solution to a problem I didn't need. That's my experience, and if that's not good enough for the more elitist fanboys here, well that's just tough.
     
  18. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    The customers will decide. If they want a headphone jack their all important dollar will go elsewhere. So far, Apple's gamble has paid off.

    I am not a fanboy. I just like the ease of the iOS operating system. I own all windows computers. Tried a Mac once and that was more than enough.
     
  19. TranceJD macrumors member

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    Can anyone comment on the quality of the "Lightning => 3.5mm jack" adapter? Is the sound just as good as a dedicated headphone jack? Especially on bigger headphones?
     
  20. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Buy an aux to bluetooth adapter and you don't have to deal with plugging your phone in when you get in the car.
     
  21. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    AAPL doesn't care how you feel. They already know you're happy with their products.
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Agreed. And this is an example of someone not being bitter and moving forward with other viable options. And for those who want the 3.5 Jack, the 6s is still an awesome iPhone.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I do not believe it but whatever you say.
    Just another user that cant get over the fact that technology evolves.
    You'll get it over it eventually :D
    --- Post Merged, Nov 24, 2016 ---
    The $200 price hike in the UK has nothing to do with Apple and more to do with your countries economics.
    In the US the iPhone 7 is the same price as last years iPhone 6S.
    $649 and the base model is now 32GB instead of 16GB for the same price.
     
  24. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Everything reeks with that statement ... if technology is evolving then why did Apple leave the headphone jack in the latest iteration of MacBooks?
     
  25. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Because they want to make the iphone smaller, thinner, lighter and water resistant. And many other reasons. The iphone is a cellphone and not a laptop computer.
    Same reason we dont use VCR's any more, and going away from dvd discs to digital content and cloud storage etc etc....
    Get it?
     

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