1. Guacho's Avatar
    still not a big deal for me, I understand people not happy with this though...
    09-14-2016 12:26 PM
  2. Nargg's Avatar
    There's a pot/kettle moment... Why are you bothering to be so forceful? Just move on...
    I started this thread I can finish it. Why are you being forceful? And why are sticking around?
    09-15-2016 07:37 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    I started this thread I can finish it. Why are you being forceful?
    I'm not being forceful at all. Merely disagreeing with you... If anyone's being forceful here, it's you. Time to move on...
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    09-15-2016 07:39 PM
  4. Nargg's Avatar
    I'm not saying sit down and take what they are giving you but I am saying it's a difference in voicing your opinion vs. crying and complaining.
    The way I see it, I voiced my opinion and brought a slew of people crying and complaining that I and others had that opinion.
    09-15-2016 07:40 PM
  5. Nargg's Avatar
    345% above previous iPhone 6 and 6+ pre orders first 3-4 days by some carriers. Not bad... Not bad at all
    That was for one carrier. A carrier that's offering unlimited data and 1/2 the cost. Of course they'll have high numbers, it's the end of contract this month for a lot of folks. Duh. Do you have AT&T and Verizon numbers? Of course not, because they suck and they are not giving them out. Kind of like Apple not giving them out either.
    09-15-2016 07:43 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
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    09-15-2016 07:50 PM
  7. dejanh's Avatar
    Wireless headphones are nothing new. They have been available for many years and work with pretty much any Bluetooth phone sold in the last decade. They are not necessarily expensive - check out these for EUR20: 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!
    It would appear that the Lightning port is actually outputting an analog signal if connected to a Lightning to a 3.5mm adapter, which means that an internal headphone DAC is still used on the iPhone 7. This is really shaping up to be the dumbest change Apple ever made.
    09-16-2016 05:06 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    It would appear that the Lightning port is actually outputting an analog signal if connected to a Lightning to a 3.5mm adapter, which means that an internal headphone DAC is still used on the iPhone 7. This is really shaping up to be the dumbest change Apple ever made.
    Or there is a DAC in the adapter.
    If by only removing the jack from the iPhone has made Apple fit more in it, which we all by now know it did, than there is no need for anybody to complain about leaving the DAC in the iPhone, for now. And like I said, it's not clear yet if there is a DAC in the iPhone 7 or not.
    09-16-2016 05:15 PM
  9. dejanh's Avatar
    Or there is a DAC in the adapter.
    If by only removing the jack from the iPhone has made Apple fit more in it, which we all by now know it did, than there is no need for anybody to complain about leaving the DAC in the iPhone, for now. And like I said, it's not clear yet if there is a DAC in the iPhone 7 or not.
    The Lightning connector end of the adapter is too small to house a DAC and unless Apple figured out how to do curved PCBs/chips the 3.5mm end isn't housing a DAC either. I'm certain the signal is analog.
    09-16-2016 06:33 PM
  10. mobilem1's Avatar
    Or there is a DAC in the adapter.
    If by only removing the jack from the iPhone has made Apple fit more in it, which we all by now know it did, than there is no need for anybody to complain about leaving the DAC in the iPhone, for now. And like I said, it's not clear yet if there is a DAC in the iPhone 7 or not.
    Tear downs have already shown that the headphone jack only took up roughly 10 square mm in the iphone. It actually takes up less space than the lightning connector. So the more that apple tries to spin this story of saving space the more it looks they are trying to justify their decision of creating a solution to a problem that did not exist.
    09-16-2016 06:47 PM
  11. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Apple is GIVING AWAY adapters with the iPhone7... Sheesh...
    Yet another dongle to carry around with the rest of the Apple crap.

    We were like 3/4 to picking up a 7+ this morning in correct madera. I compared the iPhone 7+ to my s7 edge, which I chose to buy on the 9th after abandoning my 7+ online... But my girlfriend still wanted hers, so we got it. Anywho, the 7+ is bigger than the edge.

    I don't think it was courageous or bold... It think it was greedy and the marketing has swayed the sheep to believe it is is a great thing... They did not replace the jack with some nice like another lightning port... They did not decrease the size of the phone as it is the bezel is still huge. Since they are cutting cords, where is wireless charging? I love the idea of their new wireless technology, but the phone still has Bluetooth and could have still had the headphone jack.

    I have been using wireless headphones for almost a decade. I still use wired ones still... why? Just cause i can. Analog sound is here for the time being cause i do not see all companies adopting the lightning port... Apple is just fragmenting the accessories again...

    Dang look at thrnwatxh, finally it has gps... But still needs the phone to fully funtion... Which is why I used my ms band for the past couple years... I thought I would get the watch with the 7+, but I bought the edge and gear s2... Samsung's last models are still better than apples new gear... At least for me.


    The only boldness Apple has is that they constantly sell you stuff with about 60% or more profit and brag about the billions they have in the bank... Which most Apple fans regurgitate like it is their bank account. Apple sells you limited hardware which next year's software update almost always cripples and imore has to to help people save power or so.

    It is their way or no way... Which is why I am happy we all have a choice. I opted out after see the new year buds marketed as magical. But other opted in. That is great... But Apple being bold to remove a jack is not bold. They created an issue that did not need a fix. This issue will only line their pockets... The real thing is most people don't have a sound for music and would never, ever tell a difference in the so-called sound advantage.. the jack was not replaced with more batter or functionality so it could have stayed... It gave them more attention and buzz... Now will have people buying new accessories, lol.

    Count how many dongles you have to carry for your Apple devices... Well most Mac users never have them so I have to save the day at the office for the special Mac/ipad visitors who still fumble around... Never any productive benefit. Yet you gotta love your Apple and Starbucks . Please ignore my sarcasm. I buy buy and own crap from all companies... I just disagree with the removal of the jack being bold... I'm fine with it being gone, but did it need to leave?!
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    09-16-2016 07:03 PM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    Yes. Maybe not now, not next year, but it definitely needs to be gone.
    09-16-2016 07:13 PM
  13. Nargg's Avatar
    Here's something I've been tracking. Sellout of IPhone 7 Plus. 48 hours. Sellout of iPhone 6s Plus. 8 hours (or less depending on what news agency you trust most...). Seems Apple made a mistake here folks. Deal with it. I hope Apple will.
    09-17-2016 10:47 PM
  14. dchandler's Avatar
    Here's something I've been tracking. Sellout of IPhone 7 Plus. 48 hours. Sellout of iPhone 6s Plus. 8 hours (or less depending on what new agency you trust most...). Seems Apple made a mistake here folks. Deal with it. I hope Apple will.
    These aren't facts.
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    09-17-2016 10:50 PM
  15. Nargg's Avatar
    Yes. Maybe not now, not next year, but it definitely needs to be gone.
    For you? Sure, I don't argue with that. If you don't want the jack, Good. I have no beef with that. Wireless is cool, no doubt. But, if you have a problem with those that WANT the jack, yes, then I have a problem with that. From what I see, 50% of iPhone users WANT the jack. So, to me, take it from the 7, keep it on the 7 Plus. There is PLENTY of room for it on the Plus version. Apple made a bad move here. Alienating 50% of their fans. WTF? What company does that. OK, yeah, MS did it with the Start Menu, but they learned their lesson and brought it back. Hopefully Apple will do the same.
    09-17-2016 10:51 PM
  16. Nargg's Avatar
    These aren't facts.
    And.... what are the facts???? Nice try. Seems Apple stock knows the truth. It's suffering. Had small bump on release day, but right back on the downward slope. Check it....

    Apple needs to STOP the "tower" mentality and realize it's in the same market as all other smartphone. Small changes, not drastic moves to bolster sales. Don't diss the users.
    09-17-2016 10:53 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    For you? Sure, I don't argue with that. If you don't want the jack, Good. I have no beef with that. Wireless is cool, no doubt. But, if you have a problem with those that WANT the jack, yes, then I have a problem with that. From what I see, 50% of iPhone users WANT the jack. So, to me, take it from the 7, keep it on the 7 Plus. There is PLENTY of room for it on the Plus version. Apple made a bad move here. Alienating 50% of their fans. WTF? What company does that. OK, yeah, MS did it with the Start Menu, but they learned their lesson and brought it back. Hopefully Apple will do the same.
    Apple can do it any way they want! It's up to you, whether you buy their product or not. It may have been a bad move for you, but a good move for Apple. They're still gonna sell millions of iPhones.
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    09-18-2016 09:12 AM
  18. dchandler's Avatar
    Apple can do it any way they want! It's up to you, whether you buy their product or not. It may have been a bad move for you, but a good move for Apple. They're still gonna sell millions of iPhones.
    Agreed
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    09-18-2016 09:13 AM
  19. Evilguppy's Avatar
    This is why I always like to have an exit strategy:

    I do love Apple devices, but I am always very conscious of the fact that this may not last. When IOS7 was released, my phone and iPad (at the time an iPhone 5 and iPad 4) were bricked... in the middle of final exams, everything was on there and I couldn't access my Apple ID to retrieve anything.

    I left Apple.
    Of course I made the mistake of choosing Samsung and that cluster#### left me with a bricked Note 3 and a broken Note Pro... which had me run back to Apple with the release of the iPhone 6.

    Now I know very little about the 7 Plus, I haven't received mine yet.
    But I have an iPad Pro and Pencil, and on that level, all is well on the Apple-Evilguppy honeymoon.

    But the third wheel in that relationship is Apple's pissed poor performance when it comes to launch day.

    I am not amused.
    I mean, sure, at the moment, I can hardly complain, Apple has been running around like a headless chicken so fast and furious that they managed to push up my delivery date twice and I am now getting my phone Wednesday, so I have no complaints.

    But, for ME, my head, my stress management and my basic inner peace, I have decided this is the last launch day upgrade I every try.
    I will never buy another Apple device during their launch period ever again.
    I will get my iPads in the fall and my iPhones in the spring, this way I will never again have to deal with the disappointment of not getting my device on launch day and I will never again have to run around adjusting my schedule for a date that keeps moving.

    That was my issue so I came up with a solution that works for me.

    Now if the technology itself was a problem, I'd have a few options but here's what I would do:
    If I decide I don't like the 7 Plus I will exchange it for a 6S Plus, because it will give me better performance than the 6 Plus I currently have and it will give me a good 2-3 years to plan and decide if I just want to skip and wait for future devices to be more to my liking.

    Or, if it's really that bad and I have to rethink my affiliation with Apple products, then I have a couple of years to try, test and decide on other brands and get reacquainted with meting outside of the Apple ecosystem.

    But make no mistake: Apple is Apple and they make their products with a certain idea in mind.
    That appeals to many, hence Apple' ridiculous success.
    But sometimes what appeals to most doesn't work for us personally and that's why it's important to always have a plan B.

    I do not believe for o e second that Apple is making a mistake, hell, even IOS10 is a tweaked descendant of the hated and reviled IOS7.

    Of the few freedoms we still have in this world, choosing our tech products and not be tied down to one company is still one of them, so use it.
    But if you go Android, please avoid Samsung like the proverbial cooties, because THEY know how to screw customers better than anyone else in the tech world... except for Blackberry, of course.
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    09-18-2016 10:05 AM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    This is why I always like to have an exit strategy:

    I do love Apple devices, but I am always very conscious of the fact that this may not last. When IOS7 was released, my phone and iPad (at the time an iPhone 5 and iPad 4) were bricked... in the middle of final exams, everything was on there and I couldn't access my Apple ID to retrieve anything.

    I left Apple.
    Of course I made the mistake of choosing Samsung and that cluster#### left me with a bricked Note 3 and a broken Note Pro... which had me run back to Apple with the release of the iPhone 6.

    Now I know very little about the 7 Plus, I haven't received mine yet.
    But I have an iPad Pro and Pencil, and on that level, all is well on the Apple-Evilguppy honeymoon.

    But the third wheel in that relationship is Apple's pissed poor performance when it comes to launch day.

    I am not amused.
    I mean, sure, at the moment, I can hardly complain, Apple has been running around like a headless chicken so fast and furious that they managed to push up my delivery date twice and I am now getting my phone Wednesday, so I have no complaints.

    But, for ME, my head, my stress management and my basic inner peace, I have decided this is the last launch day upgrade I every try.
    I will never buy another Apple device during their launch period ever again.
    I will get my iPads in the fall and my iPhones in the spring, this way I will never again have to deal with the disappointment of not getting my device on launch day and I will never again have to run around adjusting my schedule for a date that keeps moving.

    That was my issue so I came up with a solution that works for me.

    Now if the technology itself was a problem, I'd have a few options but here's what I would do:
    If I decide I don't like the 7 Plus I will exchange it for a 6S Plus, because it will give me better performance than the 6 Plus I currently have and it will give me a good 2-3 years to plan and decide if I just want to skip and wait for future devices to be more to my liking.

    Or, if it's really that bad and I have to rethink my affiliation with Apple products, then I have a couple of years to try, test and decide on other brands and get reacquainted with meting outside of the Apple ecosystem.

    But make no mistake: Apple is Apple and they make their products with a certain idea in mind.
    That appeals to many, hence Apple' ridiculous success.
    But sometimes what appeals to most doesn't work for us personally and that's why it's important to always have a plan B.

    I do not believe for o e second that Apple is making a mistake, hell, even IOS10 is a tweaked descendant of the hated and reviled IOS7.

    Of the few freedoms we still have in this world, choosing our tech products and not be tied down to one company is still one of them, so use it.
    But if you go Android, please avoid Samsung like the proverbial cooties, because THEY know how to screw customers better than anyone else in the tech world... except for Blackberry, of course.
    I never had anything "brick" before. How does that happen?
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    09-18-2016 10:43 AM
  21. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I never had anything "brick" before. How does that happen?
    Hell if I know, lol. Disclaimer: when it comes to tech toys, I generally have pretty bad luck.
    Also I am a crosseyed techtard of Titanical proportions and I'm sure I probably make mistakes or forget to do things that help that bricking process along, haha.
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    09-18-2016 10:47 AM
  22. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    It took me longer than I care to admit to know what the heck the title of this thread actually was
    09-18-2016 11:06 AM
  23. Evilguppy's Avatar
    It took me longer than I care to admit to know what the heck the title of this thread actually was
    Hmmm... possible titles that were submitted but ultimately rejected:

    -where is the hole?
    -Stringless Tampax
    -Abandoned by its noodley appendage
    -Indecent dongle exposure
    -If you find a dongle in your apple...
    -There's a Tampax in my ear... good god what have I done with my Airpods?!

    Mods, forgive me: Waiting for my new phone seems to have turned my brains into a mixture of snark and sophomoric humor. We totally need to notify Apple of this side effect, I cannot possibly be the only one.
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    09-18-2016 12:58 PM
  24. pendragyn's Avatar
    And.... what are the facts???? Nice try. Seems Apple stock knows the truth. It's suffering. Had small bump on release day, but right back on the downward slope. Check it....

    Apple needs to STOP the "tower" mentality and realize it's in the same market as all other smartphone. Small changes, not drastic moves to bolster sales. Don't diss the users.
    Your posts are nothing but fodder with no sources to back the claims up.

    And Apple stock seems to be moving in the right direction ....
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    09-18-2016 11:35 PM
  25. Robster33's Avatar
    Just bought a pair of Bose Qc35 Bluetooth headphones, mainly for my iPad use and my TV, but will be good with my 7 when it arrives, I use a pair of Bose oei2 when walking my dogs can't stand the apple ear plugs don't stay in my ears and the new btooth ones look the same, so will use the adapter, wish it was black though lol, guess I am covered.
    I use Bluetooth in my car.
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    09-19-2016 03:52 AM
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