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ozaz

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The Game 161

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Not sure where in that article there's even a slither of evidence to suggest that they'll remove the headphone jack. It's just the blogger speculating, presumably because he has nothing else to write about today.

This isn't the first time it's been rumoured
 

Relentless Power

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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.
 
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Nr123*123

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Not sure where in that article there's even a slither of evidence to suggest that they'll remove the headphone jack. It's just the blogger speculating, presumably because he has nothing else to write about today.

This. Pure conjecture.
 
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dumastudetto

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This. Pure conjecture.

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.
 
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LIVEFRMNYC

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I wouldn't care much either way. I just want the S8 to have better headphone audio(including BT) and better speaker audio.
 

T48

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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.

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."
http://bgr.com/2016/06/10/moto-z-force-headphone-jack/
 

spinedoc77

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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.
 
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admob71

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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.
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...
 

dumastudetto

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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...

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.
 
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ag29

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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
 
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dumastudetto

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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...

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.
 
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tbayrgs

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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.
 

admob71

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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.
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?
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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.
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.
 

C DM

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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?
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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.
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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