miketer, 19 Dec 2016Most of the comments here mentions about price. Why is not anyone discussing about -
A) The ... moreIts produce by a cool brand that's why u spent this much money when u can easily get the same shit from a sitty brands lower 3xwhat u pay this cool's brand product....
Most of the comments here mentions about price. Why is not anyone discussing about -
A) The design - it IS a flawed design. It looks like a hearing aid with a protruding stick. It surely is not a classy design.
B) Usability- Our wired earphones stay in our ears only due to certain aids like over the ear hooks or a slanted back piece which rests on the inside of the earlobe. During rush hour in the metro or any public transport, a jolt by some one or any kind of push disengages it from the earlobe insides and falls out, but due to the wire, it saves our day. Does any of you thought of such usability issues. Why not we discuss about such points.
C) Seeing the design of these pods, I'm sure most of us believes that this a design, designed n haste. They just wanted to eliminate the jack in the 7 model and be the leader. But it's so wrong to push a flawed design on us.
C) Pods Replacement costs - is it worth it. Do we've to pay for their design flaw. Do we've to pay for such an uncool item just because it's produced by a 'cool' popular Co.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, lets have a practical discussion.
Anonymous, 18 Dec 2016not forced? without a head phone jack on IP7? tell me how to listen to music through headphone... moreHow about just using the TB-to-3.5mm adapter that is included with every iPhone 7/7S, genius?
Just because there's no 3.5mm jack in the iPhone 7/7S itself doesn't mean you're stuck with wireless or TB headphones or that old 3.5mm headphones can no longer be used.
If you know nothing about Apple products, why are you even talking?
mir, 16 Dec 2016Samsung has their own similar wireless headphones that are just as easy to lose and are actual... morenot forced? without a head phone jack on IP7? tell me how to listen to music through headphones? buy a cheap Bluetooth headset/headphone? do you think it will be compatible? we are forced to buy it since IP7 doesn't have a 3.5mm jack.
For 120 Euros you can buy yourself a grate Bluetooth and noise cancelling headphones from Sony and have some change.
Hephaestus8, 17 Dec 2016You got great ideas. Very useful. I really hate to use adaptors but nothing i can do about it. Why thank you.
I hate adaptors as well & I have one pair of earphones that do not work with the Lightning-jack adaptor that Apple provide & they are a pair of Beats (original UrBeats before the Apple buyout but still funny).
Bluetooth adaptor works great, no wires & I can charge that & charge my phone at the same time if I need to & still use them, not ideal but still works.
SJM32, 17 Dec 2016I think you mean Apple have made you think of alternatives such as adaptors or other headphone... moreYou got great ideas. Very useful. I really hate to use adaptors but nothing i can do about it.
Hephaestus8, 17 Dec 2016For me, it force me to ditch my expensive earphones with 3.5mm jack. Using the adaptor forced ... moreI think you mean Apple have made you think of alternatives such as adaptors or other headphone/earphone solutions. Apple were quiet happy for Belkin to make an adaptor to charge your phone & listen to music at the same time, although stupidly putting to Lightning ports on the adaptor instead of a Lightning & a 3.5mm jack. & Philips made a very good pair of Lightning headphones before anyone removed the jack & they work on any iPhone with a Lightning port so again, another non Apple solution.
With the new MacBooks, Apple is making you think of alternatives & buy a multitude of adaptors to connect different things as they have used the Type-C port instead of a standard USB port but the Mac will work fine without these things connected & Apple are not forcing you to buy their products.
You are free to go with whatever solution meets your requirements.
SJM32, 17 Dec 2016I chose to have the adaptor when I could & did use the jack on my 6+. Apple has made me do... moreFor me, it force me to ditch my expensive earphones with 3.5mm jack. Using the adaptor forced me to ditch the charging while using the earphone at the same time. If they had keep the earjack then I wouldn't had complained.
Hephaestus8, 17 Dec 2016Not necessarily Apple product. You used a different adaptor, so what? That is still an alterna... moreI chose to have the adaptor when I could & did use the jack on my 6+. Apple has made me do nothing. I would use the same set up if I had the first intended Note 7. Forcing someone to do something is not giving them an option for anything else. Has Motorola/Lenovo forced people as they were the first to ditch the jack? No. Would Samsung be forcing people if they follow through with the rumours? No. If Apple had taken away the jack & said you can only use the Airpods/Beats due to the Bluetooth frequencies or the W1 chip then yes, that is forcing. The fact that there are thousands of different solutions that are away from Apple makes me say that they, nor any other company that has ditched the jack, forcing you to do anything.
SJM32, 17 Dec 2016I have a 7+, I have not brought the Airpods nor do I intend to. I am not forced into anything ... moreNot necessarily Apple product. You used a different adaptor, so what? That is still an alternative. You forced yourself to use different earphone instead of the earpods provided inside the box because you hate wires. In other words, Apple force us to use that earpods with lightning connector. You are lucky you had the other ones from previous phone so you dont need to buy anything new.
Hephaestus8, 16 Dec 2016Not forcing to buy? Hahaha. Don't make me laugh. They got rid of the earphone jack. How is tha... moreI have a 7+, I have not brought the Airpods nor do I intend to. I am not forced into anything by Apple. I use the same headphones & earphones that I used on my 6+ but with a Sony Bluetooth adaptor, that I also used on my 6+ because I hate wires & use expensive headphones & earphones so explain how Apple is still 'forcing' people to use their products.
buy a bluetooth headset... or don't buy apple at all.. problem solved!
hmm... need to pay for battery replacement even when its within the year-long warranty period... did I read or understood wrongly..?
mir, 16 Dec 2016Samsung has their own similar wireless headphones that are just as easy to lose and are actual... moreNot forcing to buy? Hahaha. Don't make me laugh. They got rid of the earphone jack. How is that not forcing to buy alternatives? One way or the other iphone 7 users need to buy this thing or the usb type version. I still call that forcing. Apart from that, they doing a good job at selling this type of device separately. One piece of airpod for $69 not bad of a deal than rebuying the whole thing.
matt, 16 Dec 2016you must not go to the gym, run, or carry anything through a public transit commuteWith a long enough cable you won't have any problems. With running the biggest problem is that the earbuds go out you have sport headsets for that.
These airpods aren any good for running, training and probably the sq will suck