So why did Apple move the headphone jack?

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  1. Ggvfvgbffbf macrumors member

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    Ok, so I moved from a 4S to a 6.

    I love it. Except for one thing! Why is the headphone jack on the bottom. I don't get it. Was it a technical reason?

    It now means I have to put my phone upside down in the cup holder in my car when I'm listening to music thru the car stereo. Whenever I get a notification I have to pull it out and flip it the right way up.

    I don't get it.
     
  2. paulink macrumors member

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    When you pull the phone out from your pocket with headphones in, it comes out right side up.
     
  3. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Depends on how you take it out of your pocket though. For me, since the change, it comes out upside down.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    There is already a thread about this when the 5 came out. 1/2 of the people prefer on top, the other half, bottom. Can't please everybody. Ideally Apple should have both and let the user pick eh.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I put my phone in my pocket with the top of the phone pointing towards the ground so a headphone jack on the bottom is ideal for me.
     
  6. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    I always put my phone top down first when I slide it in my pockets. So when I pull it out its right side up. This is why they made the headphone jack at the bottom. More efficient and aerodynamic.
     
  7. doboy macrumors 68000

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    This is the feature I missed when I used Samsung devices
     

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