proprietary headset jack on iphone 7

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  1. lemondriz121 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there!
    First time poster long time lurker.

    So If you want to plug your headphones directly into your new iphone 7, without having to use a dongle, you need to buy some compatible headphone. What other devices use this type of connector? None right?

    Would it not be more "courageous" of apple to actually collaborate across the industry in order to come up with a universal standard? Or is it all about locking customers into the ecosystem? something which jobs seems to be keen on.
     
  2. pr0230 Suspended

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    First to answer your question, there is NO connector now... Wire LESS... And I dont foresee a head phone company making head sets with Lightning connectors... The age of hard wired headsets is OVER...
     
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  4. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    If you do your research there are actually already several companies making headphones with lightning cables.
     
  5. bigmikeyp macrumors regular

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    Rubbish. There is the Lightning connector, which Apple is using for their headphones. Other manufacturers also already have lightning headphones released, and more will follow. Wireless was an option before too, and it still is. The difference is the 3.5mm jack is gone (lightning to 3.5mm adapter included with 7 and 7+).
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    The age of hard wired headsets is FAR from over. This comment neglects all wired headphones, which some of them are in pretty superior quality.
     
  7. lemondriz121 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I was to buy a pair of wired headphones with lightening connector, what other devices apart from Apple will they be compatible with?
     
  8. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    If you were to buy a charging cable with a lighting connector, what other devices apart from Apple will they be compatible with? :)
     

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