So funny, now, if you want to use a big headphone of 3W of power handling you will have to get an adapter in your pocket all time...............
Headphones that require additional power drain the battery. Unless Apple use a larger battery in its new iPhone I can see this as a big problem for the music ...but with saying that, great upside is the sound quality will get a boost.
This will charge headphones!! -- bahahah......
OMG !! for all these year I never charged my headphones.. I'm the biggest loser.. ??!! :D
hold off your laughs guys.. more fun awaiting during the official launch!! :)
derunningman, 08 Aug 2016With 3.5 mm jack available, u still be able to use ur lightning/type-c earpod/headset. But dit... more1. Routing Audio to lightning pod is never a new idea!! Oppo did it 2014 -2yrs before --> with all the above mentioned features of remote control / Digital lossless music / supporting enhancements too.
i.e. Chinese manufacturer boldly able to launch a product with Android OS to support all these 2yrs before !!!
Who is copying/following whose ideas here ?? :)
2. Nokia was able to demonstrate such musical remote controls (play/pause/skip track/vol+-) on the same 3.5mm jack in olden ExpressMusic models..
This is the usual Apple's marketing to promote their own products..
They say everything is incredible !!
All these sheeps will just follow the herd than thinking !!
Dheevara, 07 Aug 2016There is one big benefit this way. On a 3.5 jack, you can just listen to the music and outpu... moreIt already exists on Android devices nothing new in Apple anyway. Update yourself
Dheevara, 07 Aug 2016There is one big benefit this way. On a 3.5 jack, you can just listen to the music and outpu... moreWith 3.5 mm jack available, u still be able to use ur lightning/type-c earpod/headset. But ditching the 3.5 jack is such a stupid movee, it only benefits manufacturer.
Dheevara, 07 Aug 2016There is one big benefit this way.
On a 3.5 jack, you can just listen to the music and outpu... moreYeah but I prefer 3,5mm jack which works on every device.
Because of this, I'll need in the future a Lightning headphones for my iPhone, Micro USB ones for my work phone (if Android makers follow Apple) and 3,5mm for my PC.
Just gtfo with this Apple (and Android brands that will follow this) nothing wrong with the 3,5mm jack, this is pure for extra money nothing more.
There is one big benefit this way.
On a 3.5 jack, you can just listen to the music and output coming out if the device.
But now with lightening port, or by micro usb for androids, you can control your music. Like earphones may come with a control module somewhere that will change tracks, shuffle etc. Or tour car audio could do that for you now. Seems nice enough.
Anyways android users no use crying here, your OEMs are going to follow apple's footsteps anyways (you can't deny, i can make you count). So chill.
And don't deny that
Anonymous, 07 Aug 201680% of iphone users have 16 gb models totally empty, no media, no songs, because of the tricky... moreI'm pretty sure iOS has a working version of Spotify, Deezer and other music services.
arboyz, 07 Aug 2016It was all over when steve jobs died. As simple as that. Amen. Haven't owned one since and never will again. Not even if they paid me.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 201680% of iphone users have 16 gb models totally empty, no media, no songs, because of the tricky... moreCompletely wrong. MOST of the iPhone users click too much pics so space is needed, 16 GB is not enough after updates. And also transferring via iTunes is too easy.
dexterouz, 07 Aug 2016There will be no performance increase, whether its a 3.5 mm headphone jack or Lightning port t... moreActually, Apple internal DAC was never that great, but there again wasn't that bad either
In reality, to the every day user, especially with standard ear buds which are not even good quality, no differences apart from additional cost when they break down
But on the higher end with decent external DAC, it will be a revelation to audiophile, but expect to spend at least USD 150 for real difference