Why did people hate the iPhone 2G's headphone jack?

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  1. veoozo macrumors newbie

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    I have been watching and reading some reviews of the original, first generation iPhone 2G just for the fun of it, and a lot of people were saying how much they hated the headphone jack. What was wrong with it? Why did everybody hate it? How did it compare to other devices at the time?
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Because no other headphones but Apple's would fit.
     
  3. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    Because it was recessed. It was inconvenient to use with a lot of cables.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The headphone jack was set into the phone and you couldn't use normal non-Apple headphones without an adapter.

    *edit* apparently I need to type faster.
     
  5. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    You beat me out earlier tonight so it's only right that you came in second:)
     
  6. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    And let's not forget it was the only phone of its time that couldn't MMS. ;)

    Bet we all forgot that one.
     
  7. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't it eventually support MMS in iOS 3?
     
  8. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, obviously. The point was - it was the most advanced phone in the world that couldn't do the most simple cell phone task.
     
  9. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    The iPhone 4 would be IMO, the first feature complete iPhone bringing multi-tasking and home screen wallpapers.

    iOS 2 brought us the App Store (correct me if I am wrong)
    iOS 3 brought us Copy and Paste, MMS
    iOS 4 brought us home screen wallpapers, FaceTime (iP4), multi-tasking, and useless features like Game Center.
    iOS 5 brought us a new Music App, and most importantly, Notification Center
    iOS 6 brought us random features like color matched status bars in Apps, as well as new Apple Maps, Passbook, etc.
    iOS 7 brought us the redesign, and a lot of new features like Air Drop, Control Center

    Of course theres more, but I just got off from work, and am really tired. Waiting for my gf to get home.
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    no copy/paste and manyyy other things
     
  11. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    3 major operating system updates to order to get the most basic functions. Thanks for pointing that out. Oh and let's not forget it took even one more major OS to change the freaking wallpaper.

    And iOS 6 only brought us a failed maps app. Thank god for google maps.
     

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