Why no headphone jack won't impact sales

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appleaker, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Jet Black

    These were the most requested colors for iPhones and the fact that both hide antenna lines is also a selling point. After focusing on white models with gold and rose gold, they had to introduce these colors to increase appeal after they removed the headphone jack. Jet Black will be the most popular.
  2. elev8d macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2008
    That's an interesting argument that I can get behind. Honestly the lack of a headphone jack is not a huge deal to me, but a second speaker in the phone seems way more useless.

    Hope the Airpods sound better than they look, because they look like garbage. I know a lot of earbud companies struggled with maintaining connectivity with individual bluetooth earbuds. I'll be interested to see a comparison of these to the Earins, Bragas, Kanoas, and other similar style bluetooth ear buds.
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I can't plug my headphones into black or jet black anymore than I can a lighting port. Not sure how color mitigates losts sales b/c of loss of headphone jack.

    Personally I'm on a non-S upgrade cycle but thinking about skipping. Maybe if there was an awesome camera like the 7s, but no. My iPhone 6 is paid in full and I hate dongles. Hate them. I love taking pictures so that could have evened the field. Also not too thrilled about having the first iPhone with a touch-only home button given Apple's s/w quality control of late.
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I agree that these were the most requested, but I see Apple as having a different reason for offering them (goosing sales).

    The headphone jack is the next floppy drive. People will be pissed off at Apple for a while and then when other manufactuerers start killing the headphone jack too we can all move forward.
  5. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

    Jul 2, 2010
    The space freed wasn't even for the second speaker, which is on the other end of the phone. It was probably used to make space for the Taptic engine...and reviewers are already complaining about the feel of the new home button.
  6. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    To be honest, while I use wired headphones all the time, my mother has never used them in her 2 years of iPhone usage.
  7. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    I will say Phil didn't come across supremely confident when he tried to justify removing the port.

    Ultimately I think they've made the right decision, but I would have liked them to have had the COURAGE to not put the 3.5mm adapter in the box.
  8. venom600 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Honestly, I was seriously considering getting one because of the camera. What killed it for me was the condescending reasons Phil Schiller gave for axing it. "It's old" is not a good enough reason for me to give up high end headphones that I've spent years collecting. I think I'd rather take a chance with the exploding Galaxy Note.
  9. elev8d macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2008
    I'm in the same spot as you. I was initially considering buying the newest iPhone and giving my dad my current iPhone. Now I'm not sure I want to do that, which sucks for my dad more than for me. :*(
  10. Appleaker thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Yes that was what I was saying :)
    --- Post Merged, Sep 8, 2016 ---
    There is a loss of sales due to no headphone jack.
    There is a gain in sales due to the jet black color.
    I'm not saying that people who hate the move will suddenly pre-order it because it comes in jet black :D

    It's not really a touch only home button, more of a force touch home button. If they wanted touch only, they could do it with a software update even on the 5S. But I understand what you mean, there may be no physical faliure but it's response is not solely determines by software :(.
  11. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Well, I applaud those not buying because of the Apple dropping the audio jack.

    I doubt though that Apple will do a 180° and bring it back in 2017. Backlash would need to be really strong before Apple would reconsider.

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