- Apr 12, 2001
AppleInsider posts a rumor that the iPod may see a "proprietary headphone jack" to slim down the profile even further. A standard jack would be included on the remote.
that would be the thing.Originally posted by danielgrenell
slimmer is better, but i think people like the freedom to plug in their own headphones
Originally posted by ELYXR
Apple should be investing in Bluetooth headphones and integrating a Bluetooth chip in the iPod for syncing contacts, transfering files, etc. I hate it when my iPod headphone wires snag on a chair or railing. The earphones rip right out of my ears.
Surely Bluetooth, being a digital connection, could provide a high fidelity signal regardless of the slow-ish transfer rate. Any thoughts?
Originally posted by ibilly
so do we all agree, unless it's significantly slimmer, moone would want a proprietary jack? I mean is ther any one who'd be for it if it was only like .1" slimmer?
Originally posted by Exponent
You know what I'd really like on an iPod?
1. An on/off switch. It isn't obvious at all that pressing and holding play/pause should turn the unit off. At the very least, put a label on top of the play/pause button to indicate the dual functionality.
Originally posted by NavyIntel007
Bluetooth would neither support stereo sound (it has half the bandwidth needed for stereo) nor fast enough file transfer to even make it worth the engineering and extra cost.
Apple is about using open standards to their benefit. That does not imply support of open standards. (think about the clone wars)Originally posted by robeen
I concur - this would be a terrible idea. The headphone socket doesn't seem to limit the thickness of the ipod anyway - surely that must be the size of the hard drive?
Plus - what happens when the remote breaks (mine is already fraying)? Buy a new one insead of just popping the headphones in?
Anyway - this can't happen - Apple is all about open standards, and silly headphone jacks is contrary to that philosophy.