.alpha, 28 Feb 2017Not a surprise as USB-C port was designed by Apple. The size, color and fully reversibility ar... moreCareful about saying such things, some here will have your head. I would agree that Apple contributed a lot to the usb-c project. All told there are 79 engineer names listed on the contributor's list from various companies of which 18 were Apple engineers or 23%.
Not a surprise as USB-C port was designed by Apple. The size, color and fully reversibility are dead giveaway. Apple also released the first mass market USB-C device in the new MacBook.
Weather you like it or not its going to happen. I've been saying this since they came out with their MacBook. It's also going to help with fast charging just like any other smart phone has now a days. People saying they wont do it because they wont make as much money with accessories, well frankly you're not looking at the big picture. Everyone that has 5s-7plus and are thinking of upgrading they will need to replace all the accessories they already had.
the iphone is a big waste of money.
this year they removed the 3.5mm and called it a move on toward the future just to make their i-sheeps spend more!
Savor, 28 Feb 2017That's the same ratio between flash over function these days. 80/20 rule that the phone needs ... moreWhat you and some others here don't seem to get is the public (80%) voted overwhelmingly about their approval of removing the headphone jack. They rewarded Apple by making them the biggest smartphone vendor in the world last quarter. The amazing thing is they did so with an ASP of $692 whereas Samsung have an ASP of around $280, meaning Samsung is moving a lot of cheap devices whereas Apple is moving a lot of high price devices.
The 80% have spoken, and the sooner folks get with the program the better off they will be. Just like in the past those folks will get dragged into the future whether they like it or not. I hear the same arguments everytime. The same was said about flash, glass keyboard etc... this is no different.
Won't happen. Apple love money too much. they will stick to their lightning connector so that they break every 3 weeks and you have to get another one from apple. if they did move to USC type C they will make sure that they wont work on any other phone other than iphones and that all the other type C cables don't charge iphones like they do with some third party lightning connectors
AnonD-535480, 28 Feb 2017Because the 3.5 audio jack is already gone on the iPhone and it's not coming back at this poin... moreThat's the same ratio between flash over function these days. 80/20 rule that the phone needs to look good over other priorities that are important. And yet, 80/20 don't even care what strangers'have as phones. It is usually covered by some hideous case or the random strangers are too busy looking at their own phone.
Hard to believe a $50 Nokia 3310 reboot has a removable battery, microSD slot, FM radio, and 3.5mm headphone jack while the new $700+ iPhone 7/7 Plus lacks all those. The industry needs to return to the basics. Not all about style with no substance but it seems ti fall under this 80/20 rule that shallow, insecure kiddies prefer.
Sonu4678, 28 Feb 2017You call that being clever, i call that coming to sense. They should've adopted usb-c in the f... moreBecause the 3.5 audio jack is already gone on the iPhone and it's not coming back at this point so move on. You may not like it but Apple is following their 80/20 rule, meaning the 80% do not care about the 3.5 jack removal. That's all the confirmation Apple needed. If you fall in the 20% then you either move on to a manufacture that caters to your need or deal, it's as simple as that.
AnonD-523334, 28 Feb 2017Ur question reflects U didn't get it. It is not so literally. I got what you said. Just posted a statement which was relevant to the word (and specs too :p )
AnonD-1825, 28 Feb 2017This sounds very plausable, USB type C offers same pros what lightning have offered years I... moreWhy are you guys so against 3.5 mm jack? Removing the jack won't gain anything instead it will cause more inconvenience. Wireless audio accessories are damn expensive for just being wireless.
AnonD-585264, 28 Feb 2017That's a clever move by Apple. Market will adopt USB type C. With the removal of 3.5 mm headph... moreYou call that being clever, i call that coming to sense. They should've adopted usb-c in the first place. Their ecosystem is all over the place. Their macs have usb-c and phones have lightening port.
This is such nonsense. What the journal meant is the USB-C to Lightning. Apple is not going to ditch the lightning part. There are no reasons to do so, not at this point. USB-C just got audio in Sept. 2016 whereas lightning had it since 2012. No chance of them getting rid of lightning right now, in 5 years, yes, but not right now.
So this will effectively make the iphone 7 the most impractical device they have ever made if they make the move to USB-C.
I am reluctant at getting the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge because it is stuck on the USB-A standard while the Note7 had it. I think this is actually a good move for Apple but makes people who bought the new MacBook Pros look smart and made the ones who bought the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus look like fools. I can finally charge an iPhone, Android, and Nintendo Switch using the same cord.
Julliard, 28 Feb 2017I know right. They get rid of the earjack and forced people to buy lightning dongle. Now, they... more"I know right. They get rid of the earjack and forced people to buy lightning dongle. "
Forced? It comes with the iPhone 7 and doesn't cost anything