I get the 6S because Apple dropped the headphone jack

CmdrLaForge

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And I actually would really prefer the 7 from the looks and everything else but there is one application that I use on a regular basis which just doesn't work with the 7 and that is that I play my guitar through my iphone using apps like ampkit or AmpliTube. I use an interface called irig pro which plugs on one side in the guitar and on the other side goes into the iphone into the lightning port.

Now the reason is to play silently because if I want to play loud I use a real Fender Amp of course. So I have to plug in as well my headset in the iphone and do not want to use its speakers. With the lightning port in use by the the interface there is no place to plug the headphones in on an iphone 7 because there is no port anymore. I tried to go over Bluetooth but I do not get any sound at all. If I would manage to get some sound over Bluetooth I would expect too much delay. But as of now I am out of luck. Ok - rant over. I am also posting this to dig the brains in this forum as usually someone might come up with a smart solution that I haven't thought of and I might be able to get the iphone 7 after all.
 
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I returned my iPhone 7+ after two weeks, and while I miss things like the telephoto lense and the solid-state home button, one thing that I was glad to come back to was having the audio jack.

I understand that it's never coming back (I personally believe this was primarily a money grab), but maybe we'll get two lightening ports eventually. If that happens, then I'm good.
 

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How about this, one side plug the lightning to 3.5mm adapter that comes with the iphone, the other use your lightning cable for the guitar.

http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F8j198/?clickid=UwZTyeQfYW8eVsAzKAwc2wwQUkkRnl0nxz3ZSU0&utm_campaign=Belkin+Store+Home+Page&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=impactradius&irgwc=1
This could work. Even so it says it is for charging and listning at the same time. What I need is input and output of audio. Its a lot of money to buy all of this to try out. Maybe someone did?
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Good job getting the phone that is right for you!
Of course I do but my point is more that I would prefer the 7 because it is the latest, can last me longer with the A10, is water proof, to me looks better and so on. But if I cannot use it for what I want to all that is pretty pointless, isn't it.
 

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This could work. Even so it says it is for charging and listning at the same time. What I need is input and output of audio. Its a lot of money to buy all of this to try out. Maybe someone did?
I say, but the adapter, bring your equipment to an apple store and try it out. If it works, walk away with a 7, if it doesn't you are out $40, which you can sell to someone locally for $20 making you only lose 1/2 and someone else happy.
 

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I say, but the adapter, bring your equipment to an apple store and try it out. If it works, walk away with a 7, if it doesn't you are out $40, which you can sell to someone locally for $20 making you only lose 1/2 and someone else happy.
Actually a really good idea. I buy the adapter from Amazon and try it with my iPhone 5. On top I need to buy a $9 adapter from Apple. If it doesn't work I send them both back. Unfortunately there is no better way then trying these things myself.
 

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Remember when phones used to have a separate old fashioned radio in them. No one misses that now and in time no one will miss the old headphone jack.
 

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This could work. Even so it says it is for charging and listning at the same time. What I need is input and output of audio. Its a lot of money to buy all of this to try out. Maybe someone did?
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Of course I do but my point is more that I would prefer the 7 because it is the latest, can last me longer with the A10, is water proof, to me looks better and so on. But if I cannot use it for what I want to all that is pretty pointless, isn't it.
A9 chip isn't that much of downgrade considering iPhone 6s still topped every 2016 Android flagship. Apple is a year ahead with the SoC.

I do think the matte black iPhone 7 looks better than space gray 6s but the latter doesn't attract smudges as much. People will eventually get tired cleaning off the matte black 7 while the space gray can look mostly pristine. Anything with gray and silver resist fingerprints better than anything black whether matte or glossy.
 

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Remember when phones used to have a separate old fashioned radio in them. No one misses that now and in time no one will miss the old headphone jack.
There were iphone models that came with radios, but we never had access to them...

Although I do not listen to regular radio much, it would be nice if iphones had HD radio in them.
 
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A9 chip isn't that much of downgrade considering iPhone 6s still topped every 2016 Android flagship. Apple is a year ahead with the SoC.

I do think the matte black iPhone 7 looks better than space gray 6s but the latter doesn't attract smudges as much. People will eventually get tired cleaning off the matte black 7 while the space gray can look mostly pristine. Anything with gray and silver resist fingerprints better than anything black whether matte or glossy.
I actually opted for Silver for my iPhone 7 and it's not now my favorite color. I had Space Gray for years and the silver with white bezel is my new standard. I love the brushed aluminum look. Classy.
 

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There were iphone models that came with radios, but we never had access to them...

Although I do not listen to regular radio much, it would be nice if iphones had HD radio in them.
Most of my local stations has streaming apps that I use to listen to the radio anyway. Works great. Might burn through your data though if you don't have access to unlimited.
 
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Most of my local stations has streaming apps that I use to listen to the radio anyway. Works great. Might burn through your data though if you don't have access to unlimited.
This is true in big markets (I live in the biggest), but there still are tons of people with iDevices living outside of major markets. But, I get not getting built in radios as these phone get smaller and smaller.

It is understandable that people will complain about the loss of the 3.5mm port. I haven't used on in a long time (I have an aftermarket carplay head unit in my vehicle, so it is plugged in or bluetooth when not). They are going to complain because this is the year of cost to them... Apple is forcing them to spend more money than usual, just because the customer decided to upgrade.
 

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Assuming your apps are compatible with iPad another alternative would be to buy an iPad for this task since they have not removed the headphone jack any of the iPads including the iPad mini.
 

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Assuming your apps are compatible with iPad another alternative would be to buy an iPad for this task since they have not removed the headphone jack any of the iPads including the iPad mini.
Chances are well over 1.5 years later something's been figured out already.
 
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