Would it bother you if the iPhone 7 doesn't have a standard audio jack?

Would it bother you if the iPhone 7 doesn't have a standard audio jack?
There are rumors on the Internets that Apple will again do away with an ancient connectivity standard that gets in its way, like it did when it introduced the Lightning port on its gadgets. This time the water cooler chat is that the team from Cupertino will dispose of the 3.5mm audio jack entirely, replacing it either with headphones that feature a Lightning connector, or simply going wireless.

Apple is said to have made the iPhone 7 even thinner than what we have now with the iPhone 6s, and ditching the round audio jack might have had something to do with this eventual bout of smartphone anorexia. Naturally, this would also mean that your existing headphones with the bog standard round connector will no longer work, but we are fairly certain that Apple and plenty of 3rd party vendors will come to the rescue with the respective adapters... for a price. 

That is why we are curious how would you react if the iPhone 7 does indeed come without an audio jack, if that rumor holds water in the end. Tell us if that will bother you in the poll below.

Would it bother you if the iPhone 7 doesn't have a standard audio jack?

No, I don't really care, there'll be adapters or alternatives
27.14%
Yes, I'll be worried that my current gear wouldn't fit
72.86%

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51 Comments

1. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Nah not really as long as the sound quality is better than the current IPS6.. wasted my money on apple music and the quality on the IP6S IS WACK compared to my HTC M8.

9. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Whats louder iphone 6 or htc m9

12. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

M9 OF COURSE

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

But you won't be able to listen to music with a wireless headphone whilst charging the iPhone, since Apple won't include wireless charging.

34. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

As annoying as it would be I'll bet some third-party will come out with a splitter or attachment that will allow listening and charging at the same time. Although, that is just one more thing you have to spend money on when the current setup works just fine.... Thanks Apple!

35. Predator-X

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 07, 2016

HTC has even calliing crystal clear and quality mic.

42. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC Camera suck big time since a few year but they where always about the best quality for calls quality and audio playback with or without headset.

49. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

You are on point of that time. After the M7, almost everything HTC makes become a disappointment

2. carlemillward unregistered

Kind of, because that would mean other companies may do the same and we will use an USB type-C port for audio.

40. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I don't buy iPhones, however I'm going to be disappointed because it'll be setting a president with all the idiots out there that standardized ports are a thing of the past. I'm tired of proprietary garbage. I hate you so much Apple.

44. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The idiots are telling "Apple did this with floppy disks blah blah blah" They are forgetting that they are replacing a standard with something proprietary, a totally different story from replacing a standard with a new standard.

3. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

we all know how "good" the battery performance of an iphone is music + bluetooth... oh dear.. poor appleusers xD or they have to buy again expensive headsets with lightning connector lol and they can only use them with the iphone

26. TBomb

Posts: 1394; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

No way... there's the super cool battery pack case! /s/

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Yes, and I'm not even an Apple customer. It sets a terrible precedence and might start an unfortunate trend. Adapters? #$^@ adapters.Adapters give you an additional point of possible disconnect. Going fully blutooth? Not if your preferred option is lightweight wired earbuds that you don't have to charge. Most likely it's their attempt to sell Lighting wired headphones under their overpriced, crappy Beats brand. OTOH, in a vindictive way, I hope they make this idiotic decision, because it'll give all the other companies a selling point that they're not as stupid or money-grubbing as Apple is, and you will still have the freedom of choice by not buying Apple.

5. Macky

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 02, 2016

The way this website praises iphone. They find no fault in it!

6. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I can see the review now: pushing iOS design to the physical world, just like you can't multitask, you can't also charge and listen to music at the same time. Simply brilliant, never get confused again.

16. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

they will add wireless charging :p

18. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Apple will add wireless charging compatibility? Maybe... But wireless adapter out of the box? No! So you'll still have to buy their Beats wireless headphones.

28. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they'll just make another case with "cool" design for wireless charging, charging pod for $200.. and $400 for quick wireless charging, lol

27. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

which is slow a.f. and sometimes is not practical... I.e. when you want to use your device even if its charging.

37. zeddd

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 02, 2016

exactly!!

7. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

It's just an extra hassle meaning you can't charge and listen at the same time without remembering special splitter cables or converters for using a 3.5mm headphone. I'm sure most iPhone users will have the same complaints but won't say it out loud as they add this to the list of yet more compromise they're forced to make so they can have that Apple logo.

8. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

There is no need to remove the 3.5 mm jack, Almost every phone out there supports bluetooth headphones. This is being done just to sell more adapters, overprice headphones and more phones. They can easily add new bluetooth technologies and develope new headsets while keeping the jack, for now. Eventually when batteries and bluetooth tech gets better then remove it, sure, just not now in my opinion. Good bluetooth earphones are pretty expensive and the 3.5 jack can deliver great performance and quality if you buy good headphones. No need for a new stupid lightening cable adapter that will cos 99 + tax, just for the F**n cable. phones don't need to be thinner, They need better batteries! I hope I'm wrong but I think this will hit apple in a very bad way if they do remove the 3.5 mm jack

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not at all, but I also don't think they really need to remove it. If done however, do it in the interest of something awesome.

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

No, because I'm not going to buy a phone in 2016 anyway.

51. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

lol. Basically. It doesnt bother me because thats one of the things I dont like about the iPhone.... proprietary accessories. And it irked me when a few Android phones over the years tried proprietary chargers. Namely some older Samsung and HTC phones..

13. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If I were an iPhone user, yes. But I'm not, so whatever.

19. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

But Android OEMs might follow this trend and remove the 3.5mm jack... I hope not, though!

14. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I don't really care, as I never use iPhones.. If Android phone makers also start this bad trend, I will vote with my wallet...

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple sucks........nothing more nothing less!

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