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TheRealAlex

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As mad as I am about swipe to unlock being taken away from us. And the implications that carries this isn't about that.

I see a lot of teens and adults literally listening to a headphone or ear buds and charging at the same time. While this can be accomplished with Bluetooth I for one am glad I can charge and listen to high quality audio via 3.5mm jack on my 9.7 Pro

So that's the missing feature people are over looking that's gonna hit when the iPhone 7 goes on sale.
 

eyoungren

macrumors Penryn
Aug 31, 2011
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I've been using a jailbreak tweak called Activator to use my home button to both lock and unlock my iPhone since 2012 with an iPhone 3GS and every model of iPhone/iPad I have had since then.

It's one of the first actions I set up whenever I jailbreak. I'm a convert from an old HTC Touch Pro running WinMo and locking/unlocking that phone was achieved by pressing the home button. So, that's why I do this with my iPhone.

On my iPad I can unlock very quickly with TouchID because my thumb is already on the sensor when I go to unlock.

Apple is just catching up and while you may dislike the demise of slide to unlock I am very happy to see it die.

As for the headphone jack, it's something I thought sooner or later would prevent Apple from achieving the thinness they wanted. It had to go eventually and let's face it - it's 19th century technology.

As far as charging while listening, someone somewhere will make an adapter. That always happens.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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As mad as I am about swipe to unlock being taken away from us. And the implications that carries this isn't about that.

I see a lot of teens and adults literally listening to a headphone or ear buds and charging at the same time. While this can be accomplished with Bluetooth I for one am glad I can charge and listen to high quality audio via 3.5mm jack on my 9.7 Pro

So that's the missing feature people are over looking that's gonna hit when the iPhone 7 goes on sale.
Seems like that's more of an iOS 10 type of thing than an iPhone 7 type of thing, and the latest iOS 10 beta providing some additional options in relation to it all.
 

Mlrollin91

macrumors G5
Nov 20, 2008
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Ventura County
I can honestly say, that with over 10 years of owning iPods, iPhones and iPads, I have never once plugged into charge while using headphones.

Yes I know that is only me, and quite a few people I know. But I honestly can't see it being that big of a deal, and I'm sure Apple has done enough research to know if it would be harmful or not.
 
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andyw715

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Oct 25, 2013
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Certainly someone (maybe Apple) would create a pigtail that would separate the charging/data cables?

I'd really like something like that for my iPad/laptop/Duet setup. The laptop doesn't provide a high current USB connection to keep the iPad Pro 12.9 charged. (and I don't feel like carrying around a powered USB hub.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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I can honestly say, that with over 10 years of owning iPods, iPhones and iPads, I have never once plugged into charge while using headphones.

Yes I know that is only me, and quite a few people I know. But I honestly can't see it being that big of a deal, and I'm sure Apple has done enough research to know if it would be harmful or not.
I think I've done it a number of times using a portable battery, but that's mostly it.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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"Missing feature no one talks about"?
Seriously?
This has been commented on endlessly here in these Forums
A dozen or so threads about it that keep on appearing for a while now hardly constitutes a discussion. ;)
 

Armen

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Apr 30, 2013
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Los Angeles
As mad as I am about swipe to unlock being taken away from us. And the implications that carries this isn't about that.

I see a lot of teens and adults literally listening to a headphone or ear buds and charging at the same time. While this can be accomplished with Bluetooth I for one am glad I can charge and listen to high quality audio via 3.5mm jack on my 9.7 Pro

So that's the missing feature people are over looking that's gonna hit when the iPhone 7 goes on sale.

I have 2 pairs of Bluetooth headphones. I won't be missing tangled cords anytime soon.
 

CTHarrryH

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Jul 4, 2012
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i use headphone and plugged in all the time. I use my iPhone for conference calls which often take up most of the day. So I need that ability. I'm sure there will be solutions so the issue will be cost and convenience. I'm not sure bluetooth headphones have the battery life I will need. Again, I'm sure solutions will exist but how convenient and how costly will be the issue
 

Newtons Apple

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Mar 12, 2014
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i use headphone and plugged in all the time. I use my iPhone for conference calls which often take up most of the day. So I need that ability. I'm sure there will be solutions so the issue will be cost and convenience. I'm not sure bluetooth headphones have the battery life I will need. Again, I'm sure solutions will exist but how convenient and how costly will be the issue

I am betting there will be an adapter to use you current headphones. So it may cost you $10-$20 at most if you do not wish to go wireless.
 
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