When will Apple abandon the headphone jack?

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Just want to start of by saying it's not something I want them to do, but I was just thinking... There are two things Apple is seemingly obsessed with. Making devices thinner, and plugging up as many holes as possible. Can't help but think that's the next thing to go on iPhone and we will be limited to either lightening capable headphones or Bluetooth. Thoughts?

EDIT: ugh, misspelled abandon and headphone in title. :(
 

Ethos Evoss

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Just want to start of by saying it's not something I want them to do, but I was just thinking... There are two things Apple is seemingly obsessed with. Making devices thinner, and plugging up as many holes as possible. Can't help but think that's the next thing to go on iPhone and we will be limited to either lightening capable headphones or Bluetooth. Thoughts?

EDIT: ugh, misspelled abandon and headphone in title. :(
u must be sickly joking right ? u really have nothing to do just cry why apple has 3.5mm jack??
here is 4.75mm thick smartphone with normal 3.5mm HP jack perfectly fitted ...
What the hell u been thinking man ?
 
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Ethos Evoss

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Sounds fine when you are running and never have any problems with it draining my battery. Maybe you should get yours checked out;)
I use Koss Porta Pro HPs and am very happy wit them .. I can't have earphones as they falling of from mine ears :p
 
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wrldwzrd89

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I think you may be right, the headphone port is the limiting factor now in making devices thinner. However... there comes a point where the device is thin enough, and the focus switches to extending battery life. I think we hit that point when iOS 9 was announced at WWDC.
 
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rockitdog

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I think you may be right, the headphone port is the limiting factor now in making devices thinner. However... there comes a point where the device is thin enough, and the focus switches to extending battery life. I think we hit that point when iOS 9 was announced at WWDC.
I really don't want my phone any thinner. So we could then have more camera lens sticking out? No Thanks.
 
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Rayy42

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I can't remember the last time I used wired headphones since I use the Beats Studio Wireless headphones for working out and travel and I use my LG Tone Ultra headphones for the office and conference calls. I think sound quality is excellent and don't have any issues with battery life in regards to that.
 
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Rayy42

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With that being said though, my apple devices are plenty thin. I don't want any more issues with reduced battery life in place of thinness.
 
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I can't remember the last time I used wired headphones since I use the Beats Studio Wireless headphones for working out and travel and I use my LG Tone Ultra headphones for the office and conference calls. I think sound quality is excellent and don't have any issues with battery life in regards to that.
Love the Studio Wireless headphones. Use them daily. Even use them to mow the lawn. The sound is outstanding and the ability of these being able to cancel outside noises while mowing the lawn is really a plus. The battery in these headphones last a good while before needing recharging.

I might look a little over "teched" while walking around the neighborhood but the quiet they produce in noisy environments is well worth wearing them!
 
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CEmajr

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Been using the LG Tone bluetooth headset. Works great, battery life is still great. Bluetooth is always on with my 6 Plus.
 
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OutSpoken

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Well seems like I'm missing out as I only use the wired apple headphones with my 6.:D
I agree it can get in the way a little when running or working out but not to the point where I needed to seek wireless options although the thought of it does sound worthy but I've always figured battery life would be put under major strain:eek: hmm i"ll look into some of the ones mentioned in this thread.
 
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Just picked up a pair of Sony MDR1-ABT. Incredible pair of BT headphones (although they should be at over $300) ;)
 
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Rayy42

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Love the Studio Wireless headphones. Use them daily. Even use them to mow the lawn. The sound is outstanding and the ability of these being able to cancel outside noises while mowing the lawn is really a plus. The battery in these headphones last a good while before needing recharging.

I might look a little over "teched" while walking around the neighborhood but the quiet they produce in noisy environments is well worth wearing them!
Best headphones I've ever owned. Beats has come a long way.
 
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vmaniqui

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listening music over bluetooth is really bad quality + drains batt. a LOT.
+1. for an audiophile (which i am not claiming to be) it's like night and day difference in sound quality. i myself is using a wired sennheiser headphone as oppose to my bluetooth headphone. i am just a normal listener yet i can tell the difference.
 
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Ethos Evoss

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+1. for an audiophile (which i am not claiming to be) it's like night and day difference in sound quality. i myself is using a wired sennheiser headphone as oppose to my bluetooth headphone. i am just a normal listener yet i can tell the difference.
heh thnx
am kind of audiophile but not mega anymore ..
but,
If u see that android phone youtube vid above, it sports very high-quality audio chips type ;
*Yamaha YSS 205-X
*ESS 9018 DAC
*Sabre ES9601
*Texas Instruments OPA1612
Having rich of high precision audio options along with these yamaha headphones ....
http://www.cnet.com/products/yamaha-pro-500/
Nothing is better on this planet ... for portable music player !
 
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