General So Samsung may remove the headphone jack after all

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by The Game 161, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Roadstar macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2006
    Vantaa, Finland
    Well, if they go for USB-C it's a little easier to stomach.
  2. ceva321 macrumors 6502


  3. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
  4. ozaz macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2011
  5. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    This isn't the first time it's been rumoured
  6. Hanzu Lao Suspended

    Hanzu Lao

    Aug 24, 2016
    Assuming you go back and forth between brands, but for people that use only iPhones it makes no difference.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If Samsung pursues the Bluetooth route, then its clear the route they will take as Apple did. They already have their own proprietary earbuds on the market.
  8. Nancy bout macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2013
  9. Nr123*123 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2014
    This. Pure conjecture.
  10. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    I would bet the farm that they remove the headphone hack from their Galaxy S8 next year. The port will be removed from pretty much all flagship devices by the end of next year. Where Apple leads, others all quickly follow.
  11. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    They sound fantastic especially when the battery is dead.
  12. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I wouldn't care much either way. I just want the S8 to have better headphone audio(including BT) and better speaker audio.
  13. T48 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2016
    You mean Motorola?

    Jun 10, 2016 at 6:50 AM
    "It looks like Motorola is ready to kill the standard headset jack, and the company did so quietly, without even mentioning it on stage. The Lenovo-owned company just became the first major mobile device maker to ditch the headphone jack, though other companies from China did it before. Yet it’s Apple that’s getting all the flak for considering a similar avenue for its iPhone 7."
  14. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Good I hope they nix it and move forward. I do have some sympathy for the people who do find it useful, but at the same time technology needs to move forward and they will adapt.
  15. admob71 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2014
    Apple didn't lead my friend, there's already two droid oems that lost the headphone jack before. Motorola and someone else whose name escapes me. But if you want to pretend they don't exist that's cool...
  16. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    Where did I say Apple was first? My post genuinely wasn't trying to bait or boast. The point is today most smartphones still have a headphone jack. Hell - Samsung tried to use the fact the Note 7 still has a headphone jack as a marketing advantage. But they won't by next year, because Apple has now moved they will all have the courage to follow.
  17. ag29 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2014
    So then there would be lightning and USB-c headphones... And we'll have adapters for USB-c to lightning...The world of wired headphones is going to be in pure misery lol
  18. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    Apple is leading because most of the industry still makes smartphones with headphone jacks. That will now change. Leading doesn't necessarily mean being first, in this case it means shifting the industry forward.
  19. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    With any decent pair of BT headphones, your day is likely to end before the headphones die. And maybe the phone depending on what you're doing.
  20. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    My guess is that Samsung won't eliminate it from their next versions (have to be pretty well along on design and testing by this point) but likely we won't see the analog headphone jack in the 2018 models. Just my guess.
  21. admob71 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2014
    No mate, leading means to be first, spin it however you want. Following someone as Apple seems to do these days is being 2nd and copying what someone has done exactly.
    Spurs are 2nd in the premier league, can you make any argument for them leading the premier league I.e. being in first place. No?
    --- Post Merged, Oct 3, 2016 ---
    What you said.. and I will quote.. "where Apple leads, others follow" .

    There mate, is exactly where you said Apple was first. Leading, the leader. And all other versions of that word mean to be first or in first place. A leader cannot be 2nd. Come on now, are you trying to provoke an argument. You are better than that my friend.
  22. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Yes my Bose q35 last a while.
    My klipsch (wired) seem to out last both the phone and phone.
  23. C DM, Oct 3, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016

    C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Some guy running out onto the battlefield early first without anything happening because of that vs. someone coming out at some point after that guy with a whole bunch of people in tow that are following along...who would be considered the leader there? Leader has more to it than simplistic first when connotation and context are part of it all, as they are.

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