iPhone 7 Headphone jack - 6 months later poll

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spac3duck, Apr 13, 2017.


I saw the loss of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 as...

  1. a potential issue and have had problems

  2. a potential issue but it's actually been fine

  3. something I wasn't concerned about but I've had problems

  4. something I wasn't concerned about and everything is fine

  1. spac3duck macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2017
    Hey guys,

    I was curious how things turned out for those with the iPhone 7 regarding the loss of the headphone jack as per the poll questions.

  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2014
  3. Stewie macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2004
    Wasn't a loss. Was using only bluetooth before the 7 was released
  4. synonys macrumors member


    Sep 16, 2014
  5. skottichan macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    Wireless when I'm out and about, and my car has always been a USB connection so no loss there either.
  6. ajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013
    Wasn't a huge issue for me, I knew what I was getting into and got a good pair of bluetooth earbuds.
  7. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2014
    Not an issue for me and I knew it wouldn't be anyway, although I wish it was still there for some rare occasions.
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No problems here.
    Not nearly as huge of a deal some made it out to be when it was first announced.
    It was the end of the world coming :D
  9. timeconsumer macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2008
    I hated the removal of the headphone jack since it was announced and I still do, but I just use the adapter. If I can find a good pair of Bluetooth headphones, I may pick some up but I haven't found any I like yet.
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Somewhat annoying at times if just regular headphones are nearby and no adapter. Also in those cases when the phone needs to be charged at the same time--ended up getting somewhat bulky dongle from Belkin (the only one that really works in the sense of allowing both charging and full normal use of headphones with microphone and controls).
  11. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Sold my iPhone 7+ and went back to my old 6. I may get a 6+ later, although the 6 is fulfilling my needs, it's just a little laggy at times.
  12. Septembersrain Contributor


    Dec 14, 2013
    I can't say it really bothered me. I've got an Android I use for media. However, if I didn't I do believe I'd have never bought the 7 plus I have as my daily driver.
  13. EM2013 macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2013
    No issues here. Already had Bluetooth headphones and my car has Bluetooth as well.
  14. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Still on 6s. Will jump to another phone when this phone runs its course. No jack is 100% deal breaker.
  15. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
    I gained nothing from it going away. Phone is still thick and heavy.

    Annoyance that I can't charge my phone while using my earbuds when I travel by air or land. Couldn't connect to aux at karaoke last night.

  16. RPG97 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2015
    California, USA
    It's pretty annoying but not a deal breaker. It's just like, that one situation you're in where you are out of the house, didn't bring the lightning headphones and have no dongle that makes you go "why did they do this again?"
  17. funkiejack macrumors newbie


    Jul 21, 2013
    Pretty annoying the first couple of months as I constantly have to pick up calls on headphones at work.. switched to an iphone se and love it but ironically now I use AirPods and love them too
  18. hannahisabelle93 macrumors newbie


    Apr 13, 2017
    Boston MA
    I've been using bluetooth headphones for a few years now so it's not a big deal to me I never used the headphone jack in the past couple years
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Initially, I saw it as an inconvenience when the 3.5 Jack was deleted. But since my purchase with the AirPods (Which have outstanding battery life), that truly has made a huge difference for being in a wireless world and I can still charge my iPhone at the same time. So ultimately, I have not had any issue with the removal and have adjusted quite well.
  20. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    My biggest thing is I just prefer an aux cable when I use my phone at work in my car. I have blue tooth headphones and they are nice but they require charging and I forget to do that time to time. I wonder if the responses to the poll might be based on generations. I am a Gen Xer and grew up with cords so I see them as valuable still. I do use the adapter so all was not lost for me when I got a 7 last year.
  21. Shanghaichica macrumors 604


    Apr 8, 2013
    No issues. I use my airpods and before that I used the lightning headphones just as before that I used the EarPods with the 3.5 mm connection. I do have other headphones but I've always just defaulted to using the EarPods.
  22. maxjohnson2 macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2017
    When I bought the iPhone 7, I bought two extra headphone adapters. Since I have more than one headphone, I just leave the adapter connected to one headphone and make it the dedicated iPhone 7 headphone. On the go, I use Bluetooth. But I also leave an adapter in my car at all time (or you can keep it in your wallet).
  23. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2013
    Mckinney, TX
    I don't know when the last time I even used anything with a headphone jack. I don't think I ever used it on my 6s+ or my 6+, and maybe not even on my 5s. I've got bluetooth in all my cars and a set of bluetooth headphones and Apple TV's for playing music in the house.
  24. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2014
    Older cars don't have that, unfortunately. I found a solution... I have an 05 Acura TL and added it with this nifty device.... works like a charm my car now has every luxury you see in today's vehicles. The device and the adapter behind it have blue lights, which matches my other blue lights in my car. Worked out great!

    The loss of the jack frustrated me cause I couldn't play music in my car, which I use Apple Music 100% of the time. Ever since I bought this, zero complaints.

  25. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2013
    Mckinney, TX
    Or you can swap the head unit on most older cars. I added a Pioneer DEH-X8800BHS to my 1998 Mustang GT Convertible and now my 19 year old car has bluetooth streaming and calling. I also put a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX to my 2011 Silverado, so it now has Apple CarPlay. No need to have a brand new car for this.

    In your case, those little transmitters work just fine too. Great way to avoid payments on a brand new car that costs half as much as what a house cost a few years ago.

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