- 09-11-2016, 06:47 AM #251
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- 09-11-2016, 09:16 AM #255
CouragegateThe "Wireless only" side is bashing on the other even though they lose nothing either way.
A) They understand that some people are upset about the removal of the headphone jack.
B) They are not affected by its removal because they can still use their current headphones & earpieces with the new iPhone devices.
C) The removal of the earphone jack is a done deal.
That is not "bashing".They lose out no matter what at this point.IMHO they have no argument at all in this.The "Wire" side is on the losing end. They lost a good feature that didn't need to go. I don't get why you don't get that.Unless you are being obstinate and pushy like them. Disrespecting those that are losing out.Not a good place for a moderator. You keep pushing back relentlessly too. orb that to You are no better, IMHO. And, Life? Really? Is it that deep for you? Is other's loss good for your life? Wow.
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- 09-11-2016, 10:31 AM #256
The rest of the post was lulz-worthy and I'm not touching it. Not with a ten foot headphone cord.
- 09-11-2016, 05:15 PM #257iMore Intermediate
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I have a Moto Z Force and it does not have a headphone jack. They include a USB C to 1/8" TRS adapter and it works perfectly. TBH I don't see what all the fuss is about. The standard Moto Z is even thinner and it could not be made so thin with that jack. Having the adapter and the requirement of using another adapter to be able to charge and listen at the same time is a shortcoming, but people will adapt. Remember when the 5 came out and they introduced the lightning connector and it made all the charging cables and docks obsolete? That has been more or less forgotten already.
Apple is not the first to do this and the trend will eventually settle in to other devices.
- 09-11-2016, 05:18 PM #258
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That said, as vocal as I've been against this, I also understand that it isn't changing and that I'll have no choice but to get with the times. Doesn't mean I like it. But I'm not going to pretend like Apple has solved a problem with this change nor am I going to tell people who have issues with this change that Apple has provided them with plenty of options. Because they haven't. Every wireless option available on the 7 series was previously available on our 6 series devices. But there are also now many options that we previously had available that are no longer going to work (unless we use the adaptor) and a use case (listening and charging simultaneously) that is no longer going to work.
The reality that many of you are willfully ignoring is that we all use our devices differently. And when something like this changes, it hurts a very important and vocal group of people. Empathy would go a long way rather than dismissing people's issues like they aren't important just because YOU use your phones differently.
- 09-12-2016, 11:57 AM #261
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I agree. I hope someone locks this thread. I think theres nothing more that can be said on the issue from anyone. There are no more arguments for or against a 3.5 jack. Its not there. Maybe it will be in the future maybe it wont. A more progressive form of protest? write your senator, write letters to apple, hell make a change.org petition. This is pointless.
Here's an interesting survey. Seems fewer than I had thought are upgrading to the iPhone 7. Folks really are talking with their wallet on the changes.
iPhone 7 Survey Reveals ?Only? 10% of US iPhone Owners Will Upgrade This Year | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
iPhone 7 Survey Reveals “Only” 10% of US iPhone Owners Will Upgrade This Year
by István Fekete on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 - 7:15am PDT
The iPhone 7 will mostly resemble the iPhone*6s/6 in terms of design, various sources have confirmed, extending Apple’s usual design upgrade cycle to three years, as noted by Nikkei earlier in May. How will this affect Apple’s earnings? Quartz tried to find some answers, and they aren’t too positive – at least a few months before the official launch.
As Quartz points out, under the current upgrade cycle an average customer buys three new iPhones in six years. If Apple makes the switch to three years, as reported by Nikkei’s sources, citing the lack of smartphone functions the company could add in such a short period of time, it would mean the average customer would only buy two iPhones during the same six-year period. That could negatively affect Apple’s earnings.
Quartz has surveyed 525 iPhone owners and found that many of them likely won’t upgrade if Apple doesn’t release a redesigned iPhone. And, according to the rumour mill, it won’t. The reason: they mostly upgrade on each new iPhone redesign.
When asked whether they would upgrade this year if the iPhone 7 were not redesigned, only 9.3% said they are extremely likely or very likely to upgrade.
Quartz’s result is a bit lower than an earlier Piper Jaffray survey of US iPhone users, which found that roughly 15% would upgrade.
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