Carrier iPhone 7 missing feature no one talks about.

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  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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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.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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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.
     
  5. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think I've done it a number of times using a portable battery, but that's mostly it.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    "Missing feature no one talks about"?
    Seriously?
    This has been commented on endlessly here in these Forums
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    A dozen or so threads about it that keep on appearing for a while now hardly constitutes a discussion. ;)
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Again, it is the daily rant from the OP.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    I have 2 pairs of Bluetooth headphones. I won't be missing tangled cords anytime soon.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So the OP has been talking about it quite a bit in various threads already, and yet it's somehow a missing feature that no one talks about? o_O
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Perhaps the thread title should read "Why is nobody paying any attention to my opinion and posts?"
    Maybe somebody needs a hug instead of starting a new thread
     
  13. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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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
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    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.
     
  15. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    Yap
     

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