Will the new lightning headphones get booed at the launch?

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  1. CAWjr macrumors 6502

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    It seems that there is universal public displeasure for the removal of the headphone jack. It's guaranteed that there will be a lot of public backlash when the new iPhone is released, but I'm curious what the reaction will be in the room when Tim Cook or Jony Ive announces this "breakthrough" in technology while also trying to spin that no one wants to both charge their phone & listen to music at the same time. Will it be met with muted laughs from the fanboys who have known this all along? Will the room simply go silent? Or will there actually be audible boos at this decision?
     
  2. Appleaker macrumors 68000

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    Probably quiet with a few claps and maybe a bit of laughter. There could be one or two boos but i'm not sure. I can't see anybody getting excited.
     
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    New breakthrough water resistant technology by eliminating the phone jack will be met by applause and cheering. Of course you can charge you phone at the same time with the new nifty inexpensive $39.95 adapter, soon to be followed by the $3.95 Chinese clones. :)
     
  4. CAWjr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If they announced wireless charging and IPX7 waterproofing, I would care a lot less about the headphone jack going away, but I think we all know that won't be the case.
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    People don't go to Apple keynotes to boo and jeer like it's a puppet show.

    That said, I definitely wouldn't want to be the guy announcing the removal of the headphone jack.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are a lot of people who are passionate about the headphone jack
    There are also an awful lot of people who don't give a rat's ass about it
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    They aren't going to announce it per we. The spin will be positive.
     
  8. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Apple will be watching. Anyone who boos will not be invited back.
     
  9. CAWjr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But it is a puppet show. A well choreographed & predictable puppet show. I don't really think anyone will boo either, but that's why I think it will be like crickets chirping. A couple random fanboys (and Apple employees) will clap, but I expect it to be met with silence and low mumbling, which to Apple is almost worse than an auditorium of boos.
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    And there are a ton of people who don't follow technology at all, but buy iPhones yearly, & they will be scratching their heads when they go to buy a new phone & wonder where the headphones plug in.
     
  10. noobinator macrumors 601

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    They will see the included adapter and know exactly where the headphones plug in.
     
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    This is just my personal opinion. Every time I think Apple is going to do something stupid, they always see to come out on top. When I heard rumors that Apple was going to ditch the 30-Pin connector in favor of a smaller charger, I got pretty upset. However, I will say that when they announced it was reversible.

    I imagine that the new headphones will be more than just headphones that connect through the lightning port. Because they are able to connect through the lightning port, they will be able to take advantage of more hardware that the iPhone has to offer.

    Just my personal opinion.
     
  12. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    I've had my 6S for almost a year now and like the 6 before it, I've yet to plug in a pair of headphones.
    Honestly I don't think I've plugged in headphones on my iPhone since the 4S.
     
  13. Appleaker macrumors 68000

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    Also while they may point out that the lightning port can be used for headphones, they'll more than likely focus on wireless.
    They are not going to go from one wired standard to another wired solution.
     
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    Cook or Ive aren't going to mention you can't use the 3.5" jack and charge the phone at the same time.

    If Apple bundles a splitter w/the iPhone...it's pretty self-explanatory. But since Apple is notoriously cheap, I don't think they will.
     
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    I have never sued the supplied buds and always used my wireless head phone.
     
  16. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Tech blog writer invitees are required to fill out a 24 page document eliciting their feelings regarding the headphone jack, followed by a short polygraph test. Those that fail are not invited to the puppet show.
     
  17. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    I only use wireless headphones at the gym. Otherwise always wired, case in point is battery life.
     
  18. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

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    If the crowd in unison booed Cook off stage for this, it could literally start a revolution and wheels in motion to correct their ways. The negative press from this would be epic.
     
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they never even say the words "headphone jack" just to avoid any potential awkwardness. They'll just talk about the waterproofing, the two sets of speakers on the bottom, and why lightning/Bluetooth headphones are superior. They can show the phone from all angles and let people notice the obvious themselves rather than give everyone a specific moment to react to it as a group.

    That being said, could you imagine if the crowd started a headphone jack chant? Sorry Apple, but I would laugh.
     
  20. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    That would really be horrible. I'm passionately against removing the headphone jack, but what a nasty thing that would be to watch.

    I really don't think I'd take any pleasure in seeing Cook getting booed off stage; over a headphone jack, of all things.
     
  21. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    If it teaches him a lesson that makes him more carefully consider future design and functionality decisions, I'd say it's not a bad thing. Apple is not always so great at listening to what people want. I'd like to see what happens when they get told in a way that they can't ignore.
     
  22. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I think the removal of the headphone jack is exactly for the benefit of future design, though. They're just trying to get it out the way now to soften the blow.

    Although I will agree — I cannot see an appropriate aesthetic justification for its removal in the iPhone 7 — I have no doubt that future iterations simply cannot coexist with the headphone jack.

    As I said, soften the blow now.
     
  23. psac macrumors 6502a

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    It's worse than not listening -- Apple blatantly thinks they know everything better than their customers. Sometimes they are right. Here I think they are wrong, as do many others. Only time will tell.
     
  24. EnderBeta macrumors 6502

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    When the iPhone first came out there was an Android phone released by the name of G1. It had no headphone jack and had to use a special set of headphones that plugged into the usb connection.

    For good reason it was mocked. Now 10 years later Apple and Apple thinks this is now a good idea. Le sigh....
     
  25. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Yep, you're right; though as you've been on this site since 2009, I'm sure you know this is nothing new.

    It's more annoying when people act like this is some brand-new Apple attitude under the penny-pinching whip of Tim Cook.

    Truth be told, they've always been arrogant smokeblowers. But they always come out with the products we want to buy :D
     

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