iPhone 7 again tipped to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack

There were disconcerting rumors recently claiming that Apple might be planning to not include a 3.5mm headphone jack in the next version of the iPhone. Many around the internet hoped such rumors were just Apple testing out everything with the ultimate result of keeping the audio standard after hearing the outrage of the people. Unfortunately, that might not be how this goes...
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48 Comments

15. Iodine

Posts: 1473; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yeah, you follow Apple, just like so called "sheeps".

18. DellDeep

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Oh, another sheep spotted.

25. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Blind and obnoxious fools. Android fanboys are the best advertising Apple could hope for. I wish I had a nickel for every loser with a Samsung phone that knows nothing better than to quote his specs and screen size. Keep it up droidtards.

30. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

You're making yourself look just as bad as the fanboys you're criticising.

31. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Well all fanboys are like that

41. engineer-1701d unregistered

if your a android fan that has nothing to do with google because each oem makes a different version of it

8. jove39

Posts: 2142; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Horrible decision...audio quality over bluetooth headphones is notably poor compared to wired headphones. iPhones are not known for best audio quality...bluetooth headphones would further deteriorate quality. Seems like just a technique for apple to push more accessories.

20. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

This is no longer true for most of the population that can't discern between a song ripped from Youtube and a song in an uncompressed format. In fact my previous BT car stereo sounded better over BT than over aux-cable... But I definitely don't support Apple cutting options

11. Iodine

Posts: 1473; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

An eventual step, but still way sooner than anyone would expect. Considering even the iPod nano which measures 5,4 mm does have a jack, I don't think it's becuase of thickness, but rather aggresive throwing out of any unnecessary parts - typical for Apple, which has no respect to legacy standards.

16. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

One less medium to enjoy music because apparently phones are still too thick. Yay /s

24. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Apple wants to bring something andriod has had for years.bluethoot audio..haha they make me laugh.and evry one goes wow its an inivation.jeje...thinner?battery life will suck even worst.

26. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Will they put bluetooth headphones in the box then!?

28. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Apple is playing the long game here. I know it will sound dumb as hell NOW and frankly it IS right now, don't get me wrong I lol'd at the news, but wait until Apple and developers whip out new bits of tech that deliver audio and so much more through the Lightning port - hook up to guitar amplifiers, hook up to DJ turntables, hook them up to Youtuber-grade microphones and peripherals, camera drones, camera extenders (flashes, timers,) remember the LG G5's purported "magic dock" that works with hardware extensions and modules to make the G5 do more? Think of the possibilities! Also, GAMING headsets (say PS,XBOX, and PC) require USB because they need more power and fidelity, noone complains about that. And YES, that ultimately is what USB-C is trying to achieve in the Android and Windows front, ONE port for ALL your peripherals and extensions across ALL devices.

29. BobLawblaw unregistered

Beats headphones sound like Liam Neeson chasing a load of hens around inside a barrel..

34. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Good news. Stop using wire connections anyways. You can get good Bluetooth stereo headsets for cheap now. Hope Samsung will do the same too.

45. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Bluetooth audio has several limitations over traditional wired headsets, not the least of which being battery life. The best quality you can get for a bluetooth headset now is via A2DP, which doesn't currently support audio return. So you either get stereo audio or mono audio and microphone. I never knew this until I got a bluetooth headset for my work laptop. Sure, it gives me the freedom to walk around at my desk, but every time I hear that damn "battery low" I hate them almost enough to make me go back to wired headsets. Also, bluetooth drivers suck on my machine.

46. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Sure, cause when my battery is dead, I want a thinner phone. When my phone is bent in my pocket, I want a thinner phone. When they remove my removable back and microSD slot, I want a thinner phone. When I listen to music on my wired headset(which never gives me any trouble), I want a thinner phone. When it's sitting on my desk at work, I want a thinner phone. When...... I could go on forever like this. Maybe, just maybe once Apple removes the headphone jack, they'll remove the camera next, and then the screen, and then the rest of the internals. Then, at that point, we will have the pinnacle of iPhone, a single piece of glass with some holes in it and a home button. Tim Cook will tell us its the greatest ever and how fast it is with 0 processor cores, how efficient and green it is.

48. qwertsun

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

Great! You'll see this soon on apple store: "Our beautifully designed lightning to 3.5mm jack port connector, crafted by our designers that provide you with an ever sleek port that breathes convenience into your life where sleekness meets functionality, at just $99. Available at all Apple retail outlets."
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