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  Reply # 1626810 10-Sep-2016 00:33
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I wonder what will happen when they bring in wireless charging to the next iphone. Will they remove the lightning port? Or will this then allow you to charge while listening to music via lightning. As long as there is a way to charge, while listening to music via headphones, there shouldn't be a problem. But people should be able to choose if they want to use wired or wireless headphones, and not let apple dictate this.


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  Reply # 1626820 10-Sep-2016 03:36
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The can choose.

Buy an iPhone 7 or not.

This is the same way people chose the 30 pin adaptor or lightning.


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  Reply # 1626823 10-Sep-2016 05:41
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My borked 5s has been limping toward the new release (and been unusable for the past couple of days)

 

For me it's (now) the 128GB 6s for the price of a 32GB 7 (or the price of the 16GB 6s three days ago).

 

The benefits of the new 7 hardware is no where near enough to offset the benefits of having so much more space than I'm use to (16GB).

 

I'll be picking up the 6s this afteernoon.


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  Reply # 1626842 10-Sep-2016 08:05
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Why not connect the two air plugs with a cord, might help you avoid dropping and loosing one??

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  Reply # 1626847 10-Sep-2016 08:28
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ripdog:

 

Wade: Are the lightning earpods analog or digital? If digital them this is the ultimate move, upgrade to headphones with better DAC's as you see fit.... Can't wait till android do the same

 

 

 

You could always get lightning/usb headphones for either android or iOS. There's no need to remove the 3.5mm port that almost everyone uses with almost every audio device. Throwing away decades of compatibility for nothing. Progress!

 

 

Two reasons. To make room for the tactile force touch on the home button and the larger circuit board for the due camera which was relocated due to size.

 

Progress!  :-)


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  Reply # 1626852 10-Sep-2016 08:32
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dickytim: The can choose.

Buy an iPhone 7 or not.

This is the same way people chose the 30 pin adaptor or lightning.

 

Yep, and the 30 pin to lightning was more an issue than losing the 3.5 jack. This time they softened that by including an adaptor. And unlike cock radios and other 30 pin devices which then required and adapter OR the adapter and phone wont fit, the jackless iPhone 7 has BT which is unaffected. IMHO the incidence of "I can't use it now" is very small compared to the 30 pin change. 


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  Reply # 1626855 10-Sep-2016 08:38
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mattwnz:

 

I wonder what will happen when they bring in wireless charging to the next iphone. Will they remove the lightning port? Or will this then allow you to charge while listening to music via lightning. As long as there is a way to charge, while listening to music via headphones, there shouldn't be a problem. But people should be able to choose if they want to use wired or wireless headphones, and not let apple dictate this.

 

 

Maybe so, but changes happen all the time. Take TV, it disabled many TV's or added cost to continue watching. Ive listened a lot to music on my 6 Plus to a UEBoom. Music uses very little battery. Ive never needed to listen and charge as I make sure its full if I plan to use if for a few hours with mates over a cold one. I doubt many would use an iPhone to speaker cable that often. This that use wireless headphones are probably on a bus, bike, running, where it cant be charged anyway, although some might charge from a stick I guess. Yes, its a limitation, but I feel it will rarely cause inconvenience, and as we know someone will bring out a double plug for those whose use cases need it.


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  Reply # 1626862 10-Sep-2016 09:05
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dickytim: The can choose.

Buy an iPhone 7 or not.

This is the same way people chose the 30 pin adaptor or lightning.


Yep, and the 30 pin to lightning was more an issue than losing the 3.5 jack. This time they softened that by including an adaptor. And unlike cock radios and other 30 pin devices which then required and adapter OR the adapter and phone wont fit, the jackless iPhone 7 has BT which is unaffected. IMHO the incidence of "I can't use it now" is very small compared to the 30 pin change. 



"Cock radios", classic!

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  Reply # 1626868 10-Sep-2016 09:26
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tdgeek:

 

dickytim: The can choose.

Buy an iPhone 7 or not.

This is the same way people chose the 30 pin adaptor or lightning.

 

 

 

Yep, and the 30 pin to lightning was more an issue than losing the 3.5 jack. This time they softened that by including an adaptor. And unlike cock radios and other 30 pin devices which then required and adapter OR the adapter and phone wont fit, the jackless iPhone 7 has BT which is unaffected. IMHO the incidence of "I can't use it now" is very small compared to the 30 pin change. 

 



"Cock radios", classic!

 

Opps, clock. Dang splle checker!!


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  Reply # 1626871 10-Sep-2016 09:33
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Will you buy iPhone 7 without the audio jack?

 

 

 

I've been using Bluetooth headphones for about a year now and wouldn't go back.  Also moved to a 'smart' speaker that has spotify built in, so I control that via the app on the phone now, instead of plugging into an old crappy stereo via 3.5mm to Aux in RCA cable.

So, the audio jack is redundant to me now.

 


Will you buy iPhone 7

 

No.  It's super expensive and I just couldn't justify that on any phone nowadays.  Over a grand on a personal phone?  nope.
Will however replace my current work iPhone 6 with another iPhone though for sure, but that'll be a few years off now anyway.


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  Reply # 1626875 10-Sep-2016 09:44
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Not to mention losing the 3.5mm jack enabled them to fit a 14% larger battery allowing 2 hours extra usage per charge.

That alone is more important to me than a jack I use once a year.

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  Reply # 1626922 10-Sep-2016 10:57
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JPNZ: Not to mention losing the 3.5mm jack enabled them to fit a 14% larger battery allowing 2 hours extra usage per charge.



That alone is more important to me than a jack I use once a year.


And directly relates back to the "need for charging while listening" longer battery means less need to charge for longer time to listen whether or not using wired phones.

Interested to see if the dual speakers (double volune output) balance that back when using it for a mini boombox in the park though...

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  Reply # 1626952 10-Sep-2016 11:41
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DjShadow:

 

Bose just came back to me pretty much saying "not yet" but the 3.5mm to lightning adapter will be $12 from Apple

 

 

Thanks for sharing the response - I am hoping that I will be able to get a lightning cable for my QC25s by the time I eventually replace my iPhone towards the end of next year. 

 

I am assuming that a replacement cable for existing headphones, along with the adaptor bundled with the iPhone 7, will have some sort of inline DAC to convert the digital signal from the lightning port? 

 

The other question that noone has raised yet is whether the bluetooth on the iPhone 7 supports APT-X. If Apple is promoting the use of wireless headphones then they had better be able to deliver good audio quality over this medium.


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  Reply # 1626964 10-Sep-2016 12:15
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More importantly, will the new lightning EarPods work with my iPhone 6 and let me share with the 7?

After I "upgrade" my 6 with an Apple plug of course;
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-Plug-brilliantly-trolls-iPhone-7s-headphone-jack-removal_id85201

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  Reply # 1626966 10-Sep-2016 12:37
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dickytim: The can choose.

Buy an iPhone 7 or not.

This is the same way people chose the 30 pin adaptor or lightning.



And in Steve Jobs own words:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgE1c-YTEpE&ebc=ANyPxKqhtBGxlnXfxVPEoZncEnuBVpfHqUN28ttlJFnPdXmnydiASUq8t6kmpT3V5n2qLNQyuocl

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