Poll results: Should Apple bundle wireless earphones in the iPhone 7 box?

Poll results: Should Apple bundle wireless earphones in the iPhone 7 box?
Ever since we first heard that Apple is planning an industry disruption by omitting the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7, we couldn't help but wonder how will music be listened to from now on.

Granted, Apple will most certainly include new EarPods with a Lightning connector at the end, instead of the 3.5mm jack, but we don't see how you'd be able to, say, charge your phone with a Lightning cable, and listen to music from it at the same time. That sounds a bit restrictive, and the only reasonable solution we could think of are Bluetooth wireless earphones that have now fallen in price immensely compared to just a year or so ago.

This is why we asked you yesterday if you think that Apple should include wireless earphones of its own making in the iPhone 7 box, thus smoothing the transition to a phone without a 3.5mm audio jack for many. Well, nice stuff for free always wins, and the overwhelming majority of our respondents think that Apple should right the eventual audio jack wrong by including Bluetooth headphones in the iPhone 7 box. We aren't holding our breath for this to happen, yet the future might very well be wireless still.

Should Apple bundle wireless earphones in the iPhone 7 box?

No, why should it?
19.72%
Yes, only wireless
80.28%

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21 Comments

1. JustinF1998

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 01, 2016

Apple has no chance this year, unless the IPhone 7 is has some amazing features consumers haven't seen before

2. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Apple always wins, others follow. Otherwise, Apple is just to stingy to add a decent in the box earphones. They will milk the sheeps as long as they can.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

*sheep

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7539; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple wins by gouging it's customer base. If Apple always wins then why did Apple see a decline in the last two quarters.

8. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

It's funny how a large portion of iPhone users continue to use those stock headphones and buy another pair for 31.99 when they go bad... There are way better headphones for about half the price...smh

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7539; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

For a little more money you can get some great Bluetooth stereo headphones. Like LG tones for $59. There are other out there as well.

13. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

Apple stock earpods cost 31.99? Even some Chinese earphones worth $10 sound better than those. I have very old stock earphones of Samsung Chat 335, those sound way better than my brother's stock Apple earphones.

19. Jigars

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 14, 2016

Agreed but all brands have seen their golden Era, Apple was extremely popular now, its brand image is getting downgraded day by day. Hope you're right. But that's not truth.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple isn't that generous to offer wireless headphones for free. Apple users will have to buy it, and that's how Apple milks them all the time.

5. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

Wireless earphones are too expensive for them to include what the iPhone 7. Did Motorola or LeEco include wireless earphones with their phones that don't have audio jacks? I don't think so

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Too expensive? Apple is far wealthier than Motorola and LeEco... smh

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

And they won't stay wealthy if they give everything away like a charity, they're a business... smh.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17458; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They have a MUCH higher profit margin than those others. They could easily afford to include something like this, and still have a better margin. Samsung includes so much more than Apple in hardware, and still manages a healthy profit.

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Did you phone come with wireless headphones?

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

My hone has a headphone jack so it doesn't need them. But if Samsung every drops the jack, then yes I want wirelessheadhones I c,uded. After all you can get decent sounding ones for $40. How much you think they cost to make? Maybe $10?

21. tedkord

Posts: 17458; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, it came with a 3.5mm headphone jack, so I don't need them.

15. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

Even the iSheeps are now converting to Android so won't be in business for long if they continue to sell s**t for hefty prices...

14. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

Plus they sell $200 worth phone for over $700..

9. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Removes headphone jack.... Still no fast charging option or any rumor pointing to it.

18. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Why does PhoneArena gives us so many news, like an ave. of 5 news/day, regarding the new Apple iPhones with no headphone jack? How about Oppo R5?

20. Jigars

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 14, 2016

I believe they will come with Wireless headset as they know if they wont bring some good things now then it will be their last edition. I've seen no popularity or hype this time when there is only 20 days left. Earlier we used to see customer coming and asking for new iPhone before 2-3 months. Popularity is deeping day by day. Seems, it's time for Android as Apple charges for everything. And now Apple's customers and praisers of Apple getting aware and their blind eyes can look beyond.

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