Why putting the headphone jack on the bottom is no good

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by guru_ck, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. guru_ck macrumors 6502

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    Can't rest it on the stand at the gym!
     

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  2. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I use the same elliptical at my local gym, will have to put it on its side. No biggie.
     
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    I dont even know but does io6 auto rotate in any degrees at all? Maybe with a jailbreak?
     
  5. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Jack placement on top was PERFECT. Don't what possessed them to fix something that's not broken.
     
  6. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

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    It's better on the bottom since the cord will be up ward while the phone is in your pocket listing to music.
     
  7. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I'm actually happy its in the bottom now for this reason.
     
  8. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    I don't even know what an elliptical or a gym are... So I'm good.
     
  9. mcdj macrumors 604

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    All the more reason not to go to a gym.

    I'm at a gym.
    I'm just wearing shorts.
    That's all I'm doing there.

    -Louis CK
     
  10. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    I've done that anyway out of fear that it will fall down. Sideways probably isn't that much/any better, but psychologically it seems less likely to topple forwards that way.
     
  11. guru_ck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Spotify no workie in landscape mode :(.
     
  12. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    Wait a sec......

    People who post on MacRumors's forums go to gyms? :p
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I bring an ipod nano at the gym. Small, light and clips anywhere.
    Dont want anyone calling or distracting me while I work out.
    Also the iphone will get in the way and im affraid I'd either drop it and break it or drop a dumbbell on it or something else and crack it.
     
  14. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I put mine on the side anyways as I use the elliptical and play videos... Or if you're just listening to music, put it in the cup holder, I do that too sometimes. :D
     
  15. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    it still puzzles me why the decided to put it on the bottom next to the charging port, seriously you ignored what most people wanted and the trend big screen slim phone but decided to change the location of the head jack holly cow that should be the selling point right there, did they even mention why they decided to do this during the keynote? I don't think they talked about it just like they ignored the nano sim talk......
     
  16. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Will more people be using the iPhone on an elliptical or walking around?

    Walking around. Where is the headphone port if you put your phone in your pocket? Near the top of the pocket.

    Where does the charge go? The bottom.

    When holding your phone, which edge is closest to you? The bottom.

    The headphone jack on the bottom is very good.
     
  17. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    Maybe too much waste space with they new connector :p
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Guess what?
    When I put it in my pocket it always goes the other way with the power button near the top of the pocket.
    Does everyone use the ipod feature just while walking around?
    Does everyone put the iphone in their pocket one way only?
    Doubt it.
     
  19. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    You can't take phones into the workout areas of where I used to go....(gold's gym)
     
  20. Sebrina macrumors member

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    For some reason you can't do it at mine either, I guess they don't want anyone taking pictures of women working out or something?
     
  21. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Same ellipticals at my 24hr fitness. But I'll have no issue getting a little armband or putting it on its side :)
     
  22. AnthonySmith macrumors 6502

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    They have a 30-pin connector on the cardio machines at my gym. :(
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That and they dont want people sitting around on machines talking on the phone, texting or wasting time playing with their phone.
    You're at the gym to work out, exercise and be considerate and courteous towards others there.
    I see kids sitting there taking up equipment and benches talking on the phone or checking facebook while others wait for them to get up or finish so they can use it.
    Pretty ignorant IMO.
     
  24. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Only if you intentionally turn your phone upside down before you put it in your pocket.

    Of course not. But no matter what you're doing, if you hold your phone, the bottom is still closest to you.

    No, but it makes no sense to turn it upside down before putting it in your pocket. Apple is made to be intuitive. The bottom is intuitive.

    Where is your phone most of the time? Your pocket or your hand. The bottom makes sense for both.
     
  25. Omacc macrumors member

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    thinks of genius plan.................... " Why Don;t I Put IT SIDEWAYZ" Brilliant!
     

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