So why did Apple move the headphone jack?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ggvfvgbffbf, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Ggvfvgbffbf macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    Manchester, England
    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

    Sep 12, 2012
    When you pull the phone out from your pocket with headphones in, it comes out right side up.
  3. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    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

    Aug 27, 2012
    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


    Aug 17, 2007
    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 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    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 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    This is the feature I missed when I used Samsung devices

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