iPhone X iPhone vs No Headphone jack vs getting an Android device?

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  1. iphonefreak450 macrumors regular

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    As the subject says, would you still purchase an iPhone with no headphone jack as opposed to getting a different phone like Samsung Galaxy S9 which does have a headphone jack?

    Let me know your thoughts.
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    While I prefer a headphone jack and Android actually my preference for a solid smartphone experience and long battery life takes precedent over those.

    Honestly besides a few apps and features Android and iOS is pretty much the same experience done differently. At the core you can do exactly the same things. You can message people ( iMessage and sms is the same things practically speaking ) , use social media ( Facebook , Snapchat, instagram) , play music using your favorite apps and so forth . They do all the basics you’ll need on a smartphone when you get down to it.
     
  3. wproct macrumors 6502

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    I'm still using my 6s with a headphone jack, but honestly, I can't remember the last time I have used it. I don't use headphones and I use bluetooth for my external speaker. So, for me it's a non-issue.
     
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    I used it on my Note 8 but since I had an iPhone 7 before it I have already gone to using Bluetooth headphones so it’s a non issues. I prefer a wired connection but by no means a selling point if I like the phone otherwise
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I've owned my 6s+ for over two years now. Be three years in September.

    I can't recall the last time I used it's headphone jack. Maybe once or twice? Generally it just collects dust and lint.

    I do use my iPhone 5's headphone jack. Used it the other day. But that's only because my BT headphones broke and I have nothing else.

    I rarely listen to music with headphones/earpods/earbuds anyway. Mostly any music I play comes out through car speakers, computer speakers or a bluetooth soundbar/bluetooth loudspeaker.

    The headphone jack is really not a big deal to me. Anytime I have to use it I am always disappointed to be connecting to such old tech.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Going to Android is not even a consideration. I have not used the phone jack on any of my iPhones in the last five years or more. Wireless works good for me.
     
  7. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    It might be old but it’s superior to Bluetooth. I understand the consequences of Bluetooth and accept for the ease of use but I can notice the loss of quality. Until you have a codec where it doesn’t compress the file which is already compressed you’ll have people who insist on the jack.
     
  8. eyoungren, Jun 9, 2018
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    Yeah, a lot of audiophiles claim this and I don't disupute it.

    However, in my instance I wouldn't recognize any difference in quality if it came up and smacked me in the face. I just don't have the ear for that. The difference between good and bad has to be significant for me to notice. Such as between the speakers on my TV and the soundbar I bought for it because those speakers are so awful.

    I like music, but I've never been obsessed with it and as long as it sounds decent it works for me. Other issues, such as hearing loss from shooting guns without ear protection as a kid and working in a very loud environment for seven years along with Psoriasis in my ears don't help either.

    Let's just say I'm the old man who can't hear anything until you've repeated it three times. :D
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Certainly plenty already have over the years given how many people post here about iPhone 7, 8, and X.
     
  10. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    No headphone jack.....big deal, I will never understand it :)
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  11. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Because people want their headphone jack and to be able to charge at the same time.

    This problem with people wanting to keep the headphone jack would go away if there was some non-complicated method to charge and use the lightning jack for earbuds at the same time.

    In other words, people want their cake and eat it too.
     
  12. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Because most people don’t care about subjectively better audio quality. By the numbers it’s factually better. Unless you’re an Audiophile snob most people will probably live with it since a lot have use Apt X HD, LDAC or in apples case AAC.
     
  13. Reverend Benny macrumors member

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    Just got the iPhone 8 and had to go and get a few of the 3,5 to lightning converters, its a bit messy but maybe there was a good reason for skipping it, who knows.
    Wouldn't change to Android, I use my devices for many years and Android suck when it comes to longer lifecycles and good delivery of patches compared to Apple.
    If that changes, well then maybe.

    If I would go for an Android device today, I'd go for Nokia or some other devices from Manufacturers that do seem to care about their customers and deliver updates.

    And if someone else is considering Android, here's a list of manufacturers that do seem to give a toss about updates

    https://www.android.com/enterprise/recommended/
     
  14. bbrks, Jun 9, 2018
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    I am not sure that I understand you, but if you are trying to say that with this extension Apple is providing cause there is no headphone jack, the audio quality is degrading, than you are wrong. And yes, I am an audiophile, but not a snob:)

    But to come back to the subject....removing a headphone jack because of saving space for say larger battery, or whatever....I would say, excellent move..those extra 3 seconds I need to connect my ear buds to my iPhone with that extension is well worth it, for above reason.
    But I guess, it's just me :)
     
  15. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Audio quality will degrade which is a fact . You’re taking an audio file and compressing it . You’re going to loss something. If you’re using mp3 or aac files or something that isn’t compressed it’s a moot point . Can’t fight science
     
  16. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    And on that level of audio quality, you will hear the difference :)
     
  17. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    On a practical level you’re correct. Technically I disagree. I am perfectly fine with them removing it . My bowers and Wilkins PX is my favorite headphones. Wireless with ANC
     
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    The big deal is for charging at the same time; one jack for two tasks. I use headphones for most of the day, but am using AirPods now which solve the problem for me.
     
  19. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    OK, fair enough, technically you are right, but it always comes back to everyday use...
     
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    Good point, and my 2008 F150 doesn't have bluetooth or a lightning jack.
     
  22. 4RunnerHeaven Suspended

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    Wireless charging is the solution while you listen to your phone. Get a 8 and higher iPhone and you are set.
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I have a 2013 Sentra. All it has is an AUX jack. My 1997 Accord does not even have that.
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Not related to the OP’s question, but they Airpods solved that issue for me with the headphone jack. Yes, I understand they don’t have the sound quality that wired headphones do, but I think for the majority, that likely suffices, especially how Bluetooth sound is increasingly becoming better.
     
  25. mjschabow macrumors 68000

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    Dish out the dough for AirPods. It’s worth it.
     

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