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For me, removing the headphone socket is inconvenient. If I'm travelling, I use headphones with a tablet, laptop, smart phone and with inflight entertainment systems. Having to carry an adaptor for the smart phone will be annoying, and it's likely to get lost regularly. I say that because of experience - I have lost several of the single 3.5mm stereo to dual 3.5mm mono converters that are needed on older planes. I'm not interested in wireless headphones, which are much more expensive, offer poorer sound quality AND worst of all need to be recharged. Plus the small "ear tampons" that Apple offer will also quickly get lost.
Change is only good if it's change for the better. Can anyone tell me exactly what is better now?
- 09-13-2016, 10:41 AM #285
Lenovo removed the audio jack from the Moto Z series earlier this year. However, that will not make nearly the impact that the iPhone will, as it sells in much lower numbers. Apple also has enough influence in the upper end to drive the market.
No audio jack will be the norm soon. Sure, it might be a bit of an inconvenience now, and a few people might even leave over it, but we'll figure it out.
- 09-13-2016, 10:45 AM #286
I hated IOS7 so much I left Apple and went partying with Samsung for a while.
That turned out to be a disastrous and costly decision, btw.
But now look at IOS 10.
It had to go through the awkward teenage stage, I guess.
I'm thinking the same is true of the hardware, it has to start somewhere.
Am I all that excited to plug what will look like a pair of Tampax in my ears? Not exactly, lol.
But this may very well be the stage we need to pass through, give Apple the time and user info/grievances they'll need to improve it.
So at first I will use my old ear buds and the adapter thingie.
I might get the ear Tampax later on.
But I know that it's only a matter of time before Apple gives us Airpods so tiny the secret service will be jealous, hehehe.
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TIE Bluetooth 4.1 oordopjes kopen? | Bax-shop . They don't have to look like ear-tampons - Motorola sell these: https://www.amazon.de/VerveOnes-Wire...ndrocentr0a-21 .
And the great news is that they work with phones which *have* a 3.5mm socket! :-) So there was no need for Apple to remove it!
Personally, for the reasons I mentioned above I'm not interested in wireless headphones. So I will have to use a clunky adapter with my phone that I will quickly lose. Or buy some headphones that only work with my phone - I don't see any likelihood of the lightning connector appearing on (Windows) laptops, planes, TVs, etc any time soon. I really cannot see how this is a step forward.
BTW, I have a technical question - I see claims that the output of the lightning socket towards headphones is digital. That would mean the headphones, or the adaptor, must include a digital to analogue convertor. Can anyone confirm whether that is the case, or whether lightning actually outputs analogue audio for headphones. Thanks!
Last edited by anony_mouse; 09-14-2016 at 04:04 AM.