iPhone 7 Headphone jack - 6 months later poll

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


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spac3duck

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Mar 31, 2017
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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.

Cheers
 

ajay96

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

macrumors 6502a
Jun 23, 2014
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Not an issue for me and I knew it wouldn't be anyway, although I wish it was still there for some rare occasions.
 

timeconsumer

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Aug 1, 2008
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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.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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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).
 

Septembersrain

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Dec 14, 2013
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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.
 

EM2013

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

funkiejack

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Jul 21, 2013
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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
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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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.
 

Reno Raines

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Jul 19, 2015
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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.
 

Shanghaichica

macrumors G4
Apr 8, 2013
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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.
 

maxjohnson2

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Mar 24, 2017
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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).
 

chevelleguy3

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Apr 24, 2013
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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.
 

Freakonomics101

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Nov 6, 2014
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No issues here. Already had Bluetooth headphones and my car has Bluetooth as well.
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.

 

chevelleguy3

macrumors regular
Apr 24, 2013
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Mckinney, TX
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 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.

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.