Anyone have a serious issue with the headphone jack being at the bottom?
Haven't seen much discussion about this. But those of us who use our iPhones as our primary music
players; does it bother you that the headphone jack is at the bottom? I know I'll eventually be getting
this phone. Just sucks that the jack is located at the bottom. I used to hate using an iPod touch at the
gym or in my car since I use the auxiliary cable and set the phone in my cup holder.
Anyone else not like this?
- 09-20-2012, 12:27 PM #2
The faceplate seems to be slightly longer going from bottom to screen then it does at the top going from
top to screen. I think the smaller dock connector has much to do with this too.
- 09-20-2012, 12:32 PM #4
Yeah, it's a personal preference. I had the Galaxy Nexus for a few months and actually loved the jack being on the bottom. It's natural to put the phone in my pocket top-down, so I didn't have to alter my normal routine when listening to music.
- 09-20-2012, 12:37 PM #5
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- 09-20-2012, 12:38 PM #8
I like the change to the bottom. I have a spot in my console of my car that I keep my phone in and with the jack at the bottom I can have the phone plugged into the charger and have the 3.5mm plugged into my car stereo dash. I will stream Pandora, or listen to music stored on my phone while driving and the phone will slide neatly into the slot in my console with both cable coming out of the bottom. I know that's not going to help those that prefer it at the top, but I do like the change.
- 09-20-2012, 12:45 PM #9
I like the bottom. When I'm at the gym I put my phone in top side down. So the wired would often get tangled or a caught up when trying to get the phone outta pocket. Didn't have that problem on the nexus. And gives me a couple inches in length for the cord.
- 09-20-2012, 02:32 PM #10
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- 09-20-2012, 03:31 PM #12
Don't knock it before you try it.
Last edited by sting7k; 09-20-2012 at 03:34 PM.
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- 09-20-2012, 04:14 PM #15
Not only do I like it getting switched the bottom for the same reason others have mentioned, my tendency to place my phone upside down in my pocket, but I also like that when I have my phone charging at my desk, I dont have my charger cord running out of the bottom and my headphones cord running out of the top. It ends up a tangled mess.
Its the little things....
- 09-20-2012, 04:39 PM #16
- 09-20-2012, 04:47 PM #17
Im with a few of the others when I say I actually prefer it at the bottom. I remember when I had the 3rd generation iPod touch and I believe it was located on the bottom of that as well. I dont use an aux cable either as my car has bluetooth and most of my external devices are. Im actually kind of excited for it to go back to the bottom just for the fact that I can plop it down in my pocket and go with the cable for the headphones coming out naturally. To be honest, and this may sound crazy, but I have actually had trouble with my headphones in the past because of the connector being pinched trying to come out of my pocket upside down. Personal preference as always but a welcome change for me.
- 09-20-2012, 04:57 PM #18
- 09-20-2012, 05:27 PM #19
I think another reason is that because the new connector is smaller and more fragile than the older one. So with the headphone jack it makes it more stronger to use it with docks and other accessories.
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I always end up flipping my phone upside down when it's sitting at my desk and I'm listening to a podcast. In my car it's next to me or in a seat but when the new car mounts come out I will be getting one. I don't mind the jack on the bottom at all.
- 09-20-2012, 10:11 PM #25
I also wasn't thrilled with it being on the bottom because my old iPod touch had the jack on the bottom and I never liked it, so when i got my iPhone 4 I liked it being in top. I def will miss it on top but im sure I'll get used to it.
I also assumed they moved it to the bottom simply because that's where they had room for it. With making the phone thinner and the screen taller and tweaking the insides, they probably had to relocate it for efficiency and all