I'm a runner and have been using Bluetooth ear buds for years because I find it easier to move when my ears aren't tethered to the phone. The Sony SBH20 is great and is about $20 on Amazon right now. You can clip it to your waistband and plug any headphones into it. I've had it 2 years and the thing is bombproof. Weights have smashed it, dog chewed it, it's been rained on, etc.
It sucks Apple is doing this but there are some great accessories out there that will lessen the pain.
Lol, 05 Jan 2016And unlike USA, Apple doesn't have a 19 trillion dollar debt.Because they hide their money in off shore accounts, and avoid the tax man, the same tax man that reams you and me in the rear end.
Duel, 05 Jan 2016It would also need adapter so what's the point? piss of the people and still have that useless... morewell people used to say same for lighting port. was that not worth? look at world they are now coming up with same idea "reversable port" naming it usb-c. same will be with the audio jack, and next thing you know that you could listen audio via usb-c 2.0!
JessPH, 05 Jan 2016I'm a huge fan of Apple but, for me, this is a huge NO!because you are a huge fan, apple will make to you anything and you will be apple slave forever
Spark, 05 Jan 2016If thickness was the problem they could implement de 2.5 jack (a return to the nokia era), and... moreIt would also need adapter so what's the point? piss of the people and still have that useless extra port when now they can use that space for something else while pissing of people.
If thickness was the problem they could implement de 2.5 jack (a return to the nokia era), and there are tons of adapters from 3.5 to 2.5. But of course that is not the case. they are interested in money and profit alone.
The Vivo X5 max is the thinnest phone in the world at 5.1mm and does have a 3.5mm jack, if the iPhone 7 is 5.5mm or thicker and doesn't have it I will be severely dissapointed.
pritvi, 05 Jan 2016apple is very lucky to have such stupid fans thinking they can accept any dump changes just f... moreApple are making some really questionable design choices lately, and it's not just the usual haters that are noticing as tech bloggers are noticing also. I think a lot of it is down to Johnny Ive having too much say in things and, of course, Steve Jobs no longer being around. Ive can certainly design attractive hardware (iPhone 6/6s aside, IMO) but doesn't seem to have a grip on making things practical from an engineering perspective.
Will the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack make users flock away? Unlikely. Some, probably, who will probably just upgrade to a 6s rather than a 7. Apple will likely have to bundle in some compatible headphones, or an adaptor but I'd imagine an adaptor solution will be fragile and look pretty damn ugly for a brand based on fashion. Then again, with the baby bump battery pack I'm not sure they care too much at this point.
vrvly, 05 Jan 2016I wouldn't be surprised even with lighning connector gone. Everything is going wireless. You c... moreDepends on what you mean by wireless, android peeps tend to think wireless charging is truly wireless... They even use it as a major selling point... When the device needs to be on a single spot on a certain dock for it to charge? LMAO Riiight in that case my Apple watch is wireless too lol
I wouldn't be surprised even with lighning connector gone. Everything is going wireless. You can have also wireless docking just in case(similar like with L950XL). Well, there is no need to be first in this field, but without someone eager do that, it won't come anytime soon. It still matter how they do that, f.ex. when samsung banned sd-slots he should offer similar freedom with memory- either make it upgradable or start with at least double storage.
pritvi, 05 Jan 2016well. one more thing. you can consider changing your name to honest ifanThird time's a charm... OK :)
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2016if others follow the mobile phone industry will see a big crash, some might even go bankrupt (... moreDo you not know that Apple has more operational cash on hand than the US treasury? Asking them to go bankrupt is like asking America to go bankrupt LMAO :'D
Honest Realist, 05 Jan 2016... Again... Ooookaaaaay ;)well. one more thing. you can consider changing your name to honest ifan
Z3 compact user, 05 Jan 2016Doesn't matter. Even if it has no audio jack, a pathetic battery, no SD slot, no water resista... moreYou forgot to mention they will charge twice as much as devices that have all the features you mention.