Why didn't Apple update their battery case to have a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by thadoggfather, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. thadoggfather Suspended


    Oct 1, 2007
    Even though it would be a cash cow, would solve the proble for a bunch. Shoehorned into better battery To restore loss of the port which is a deal breaker
  2. iregret macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2012
    It would be easy enough to do. Do you think we'll see third part cases that have the headphone jack built in? No adapter that way.

    FWIW, I don't care. I use bluetooth headphones.
  3. firewire9000 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2015
    Poor jet black all covered with this ugly thing.
  4. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    Because they are trying to move away from it?
  5. mtcowdog macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    I have many complaints about Apple in 2016, but in terms of the competition they still win my dollars. I say that to give context.

    Of course Apple is consistent, at least with iPhone peripherals. Headphone port dies. It dies with Apple everywhere. Apple may do better and dumber things, but generally they deserve credit for sticking to their changes. If the new Macs have that port, I will be surprised, but not shocked. They are usually consistent across devices.
  6. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    Sounds like a good idea to me. Decent compromise.
  7. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    Well the whole point is that they want people to stop using it. They could have easily put one in the phone itself, but chose to remove it. They're not going to start putting it in accessories.
  8. greg99 macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2010
    It's the same reason the accessory manufacturers haven't come out with an adapter that has a lightning port for charging and a headphone plug, just two lightning ports. It would have been equally easy to have both.

    As others have said, Apple doesn't want it to be easy to stay with a wired headphone.
  9. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2009
  10. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    SO that's why they include wired headphones in the box?
  11. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I think you meant cash grab. Yeah but one that would make people happy. They should have offered 1st time 7 buyers $50 Airpods. Would have made this less a pain in the ass. Not the apple way though. ☹️
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2016 ---
    They should have included a 2nd charging solution then. Smart connector or 2nd lightning would have worked. SC being the more elegant solution.

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