iPhone 7 concept renders show what it might look like without a headphone jack
1. BobLawblaw (Posts: 272; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)
One of the stupidest ideas in a long time..
4. artificialintelligence (Posts: 147; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)
so when corded phones became wireless phones that was stupid too ? apple is moving on to the future corded headphones get tangled, damaged wireless is the way to go you might lose some sound quality but it is the future
5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1294; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
But it's not like now we can't connect with Bluetooth at all. Replacing existing technology with better new tech sure is the future. But this is not "new" tech in any sense because iPhones already do support Bluetooth headsets.
This sounds more like a new turn in design with less thickness and may be water proofing (one less hole to worry; I know Sony did this even with 3.5mm jack)
11. FrenchGuy (Posts: 98; Member since: 12 Dec 2014)
"Replacing existing technology with better new tech sure is the future"
Yeah sure. I agree. But, there is no way bluetooth for music listening is better than jack right now. Why? Audio compression! If you are almost deaf, then ok, you won't feel the difference but for anyone with a functioning ear, bluetooth is totally sh*t. By removing the jack port, there is no use to keep providing a DAC( quite good for the iphone) inside the smartphone, so the overall quality of the sound will only depend on the DAC included in the earphone/headphone. Some people will have (bad) surprise buying stuff with s**tty DAC.
To conclude, replacing existing techology is better when the new tech is better, which is not the case for bluetooth.
13. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1294; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Uhh.. That's what I said. I did said this is not a new better tech. :)
14. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 1923; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)
Have you tried using a pair of Jaybird BlueBuds X? They're the best sounding headphones I've ever owned, and I've tried:
- Stock apple earphones n earpods
- Philips Surround sound headphones (these were the best prior to my BlueBuds X)
- Even once fell for the Power Beats by Dre garbage
However, how good they are, I'll be comparing them against these USB OTG digital headphones (http://www.zorloo.com/) whenever they arrive for my OnePlus One.
10. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)
SAME copy of ip6.. No changes AT ALL..
2. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1024; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)
I would understand removing a standard by replacing it with another standard (Floppy to CD etc.), but replacing a standard with something proprietary? Now that is stupid.
3. Astonvan (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)
Is september early this year?? i'm confused.
7. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 1923; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)
iDevices are the most anticipated devices on iPhonearena, what's confusing?
8. Astonvan (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)
Its confusing because there is like 7 more months before the thing gets launched. Since i am a new phonearena user i dont know if the same happend before 6 was launched!!
6. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 1923; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)
Looks more than thick enough to contain a headphone jack, but then so was the extremely inferior 2015 MacBook more than thick enough to contain more than 1 full size USB port (https://goo.gl/oAu2Ss)...makes iSense for them to remove it.
9. BradyCrack (Posts: 450; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)
That's why I don't think thinness is the only reason for removing the headphone jack...
12. ibend (Posts: 3195; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
there is a smartphone with 5.5mm and still have 3.5 jack (elife 5.5)
so thickness is not a problem here