1. apcman's Avatar
    Do people think the rumors of apple ditching the standard headphone jack are true. People have so many expensive headphones that will be obsolete? I just wanted to get people's honest opinions of this is just wild speculation or if this seems like it actually might go through. Apple would have to open up female lighting connectors to third party if that was actually true. Battery cases would be worthless if they couldn't use headphones.
    01-06-2016 12:24 PM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    I would like to think not, but can not give you a definitive answer. Only Apple knows for sure and we the public will not learn until the 7 is released. I just have a hard time believing they would do that when the 3.5mm is so universal. But Apple has been known to do some other things that go against the norm.
    01-06-2016 12:37 PM
  3. klam28's Avatar
    You raise an interesting point about battery cases. Since 3rd party battery case manufacturers cannot include the female lighting port on their products, it would make it even more cumbersome to use yet another adapter for your headphones. IMO if the iPhone 7 banishes the 3mm jack, Bluetooth headphones will really take off. Let's just hope the 7's battery life improves enough so that battery cases aren't as necessary as they are now.
    01-06-2016 12:57 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I hope not. I don't mind a phone that's a little bit thick, as long as it has good battery life that is, and I'll be a happy camper.
    01-06-2016 01:04 PM
  5. zocster's Avatar
    I think after buying the 6S+ I would personally hold off til the 7S+ comes out.
    01-06-2016 01:59 PM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    You raise an interesting point about battery cases. Since 3rd party battery case manufacturers cannot include the female lighting port on their products, it would make it even more cumbersome to use yet another adapter for your headphones. IMO if the iPhone 7 banishes the 3mm jack, Bluetooth headphones will really take off. Let's just hope the 7's battery life improves enough so that battery cases aren't as necessary as they are now.
    I haven't used a battery case since my 5s. Both my 6s & 6s Plus have great battery life just like my 6 Plus before. I have nothing turned off & I use BT in the car & Bose wireless headphones throughout the day.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    01-06-2016 11:26 PM
  7. klam28's Avatar
    I haven't used a battery case since my 5s. Both my 6s & 6s Plus have great battery life just like my 6 Plus before. I have nothing turned off & I use BT in the car & Bose wireless headphones throughout the day.
    It's possible I own the one model you don't, the 6! While I must agree that even the 6 has pretty good battery life, I find comfort in having the extra juice on me. This is coming from someone who used to rely on a 26,000mAh power bank before I had the battery case .
    nikkisharif likes this.
    01-06-2016 11:51 PM
  8. lkveggie's Avatar
    I wouldn't like it if they eliminated the headphone jack. I have a Bluetooth speaker that I love, but I have an older car so need the jack to play music off my phone. And I have yet to buy Bluetooth headphones.
    paulthefencer likes this.
    01-07-2016 09:21 PM
  9. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I haven't used a wired headphone in over a year, so wouldn't make a difference to me. But I certainly understand folks with high end headsets would be upset by that.
    01-07-2016 09:28 PM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    I'm sure they will offer a Lightening port adapter for the 3.5mm headphone
    Berko88 likes this.
    01-07-2016 11:41 PM
  11. firedept10's Avatar
    I know there are also concerns about being able to listen to music or charging at the same time. I believe Apple will have to bring forward wireless charging if they go with the lightning port instead of the jack. That or two lightning ports, and that I just do not see happening. I think you have to be able to charge and listen at the same time. Just makes sense to me.
    01-08-2016 12:56 AM
  12. boltz82's Avatar
    It seems to me that this could me faulty information. Apple is invested in the Beats ecosystem. That being said though, Apple has at times deviated from the norm in the past. I imagine to that Apple could then produce replacement cord for headphones as most high end headphones have cords that unplug from the headphone itself.
    01-08-2016 03:25 AM
  13. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I'm sure they will offer a Lightening port adapter for the 3.5mm headphone
    At only $34.99... (or something). yeah

    I've been thinking about this overnight and the one thing that keeps bothering me is that I bet Apple will then make the phone thinner.

    We don't need a thinner phone (and I seriously don't want one either), we need a phone the same size with a larger battery.

    One thing Apple does that REALLY grates on me is that they change their power connectors and accessories constantly. I have to take four different charging cables with me to charge my Apple devices and it's beginning to annoy me now. Switching would be a no-brainer for me if Apple devices weren't just so darn reliable and good.
    kataran likes this.
    01-08-2016 03:34 AM
  14. Wotchered's Avatar
    I don't want a very thin phone, I want the best battery that can be achieved in the space of a phone no thicker than a 4s. Also,we all paid good money for our many sets of headphones and may need to charge at the same time as listening to whatever. Apple on past record would not have an adaptor ready at the same time as the new phone comes out.
    01-08-2016 12:14 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    I would like to think not, but can not give you a definitive answer. Only Apple knows for sure and we the public will not learn until the 7 is released. I just have a hard time believing they would do that when the 3.5mm is so universal. But Apple has been known to do some other things that go against the norm.
    Like ditching the floppy and then the CD/DVD drive!
    firedept10 likes this.
    01-08-2016 12:34 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm guessing if anything, they'll change the shape and pancake it a bit to make the phone thinner. They love thinner. If that's the case, you will see adaptors for it. I doubt they'll do away with the port completely. But who knows?
    01-08-2016 01:08 PM
  17. firedept10's Avatar
    Like ditching the floppy and then the CD/DVD drive!
    Agreed, we need progress and you posted excellent examples. As a matter of fact I look forward to new tech. The advantages of only a slight difference in quality of audio, which most average people will never notice, possibly making next iPhone thinner or very slight battery increase just don't make sense to me. We can only speculate for now, but it will not stop me from getting the 7 when it comes out.
    01-08-2016 03:16 PM
  18. scruffypig's Avatar
    The iPhone 6S is 7.1mm. The current iPod Touch is 6.1mm. Both have headphone jacks. I don't think apple will be ditching the headphone jack.
    01-09-2016 09:19 PM
  19. TgeekB's Avatar
    It is what it is and I'll find a way to adapt (pun intended).
    01-10-2016 01:58 PM
  20. iwoodland's Avatar
    I think it's a great idea! Thinner phone too!!!
    01-10-2016 02:27 PM
  21. dc9super80's Avatar
    I dont care. I am not married to any type of tech. I remember people were up in arms about Macs not having DVD drives. Well the last time I used a computer with a DVD drive was my iBook G4. I havent missed it. The same can be said for the 30pin connector, phones with no physical keyboards etc. If I have to start using lightening EarPods or Bluetooth, so be it, technology moves forward and we leave things behind.
    01-10-2016 02:53 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I think it's a great idea! Thinner phone too!!!
    Why do you want a thinner phone? They're almost paper thin now!
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    01-10-2016 03:49 PM
  23. A895's Avatar
    Dumbest idea I gave ever heard. Get rid of a universal standard that can be used with the cheapest accessories to moving to only.one port that is proprietary? How will I charge my phone and listen to music?

    What benefits to the mass consumer does this bring really? All I see is Apple charging people for a bunch of adaptors. It's ridiculous. And people have the audacity to say this is the future, there is no way causing more problems than solutions by doing this is the future in any way. If Apple does this for real, I definitely won't be upgrading to a future iphone. There will be no way I spend more money for adaptors or lightning headphones.
    hylex, elmit22 and ladyc0524 like this.
    01-10-2016 05:24 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    Dumbest idea I gave ever heard. Get rid of a universal standard that can be used with the cheapest accessories to moving to only.one port that is proprietary? How will I charge my phone and listen to music?

    What benefits to the mass consumer does this bring really? All I see is Apple charging people for a bunch of adaptors. It's ridiculous. And people have the audacity to say this is the future, there is no way causing more problems than solutions by doing this is the future in any way. If Apple does this for real, I definitely won't be upgrading to a future iphone. There will be no way I spend more money for adaptors or lightning headphones.
    From what little I have read one of the things it will bring is better clarity and sound through the lightning port. The thinness thing I don't care about also. I would vote for a larger batter, though I get great battery life with my iPhone 6.
    01-10-2016 05:46 PM
  25. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Dumbest idea I gave ever heard. Get rid of a universal standard that can be used with the cheapest accessories to moving to only.one port that is proprietary? How will I charge my phone and listen to music?

    What benefits to the mass consumer does this bring really? All I see is Apple charging people for a bunch of adaptors. It's ridiculous. And people have the audacity to say this is the future, there is no way causing more problems than solutions by doing this is the future in any way. If Apple does this for real, I definitely won't be upgrading to a future iphone. There will be no way I spend more money for adaptors or lightning headphones.
    We'll see how this pans out. As of now there have been no official announcements and no indication of how this will be implemented if it's true. There better be an adaptor included with the iPhone though or Apple is going to face a TON of criticism outside of these forum discussions IMHO.
    01-10-2016 05:48 PM
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