No doubt that Paul guy is an iPhone fan. :D
Removing 3.5 mm from phone does not mean you can not use existing analog earphone. There is dongle. Yes, dongle is not so convenient indeed.
But during historical technical transition period, we always used such adapter. Some old folk may remember larger 6.3 mm (1/4") audio connector used for headphone and microphone before 3.5 mm (1/8") is used. Using old headphone on new device with 3.5 mm hole required bulky adapter. But as time goes by, 3.5 mm jack and earphone with 3.5 mm become wide spread and most audio devices accepts 3.5 mm now, so we no longer use such adapter.
So as time passes and current transition of earphone connector become mature, we will not need dongle anymore for wired earphone, too.
one of the reasons i went for a oneplus 5T instead of the Xiaomi Mi6. Because oneplus is still one of the few companies launching phones with a headphone jack.
As long as I can use my Sony xba40's with some sort of dongle from the micro usb I don't care.
FinnishInquisition, 22 Jan 2018Insane conspiracy nuts can't be reasoned with.
Or maybe you're paid off by big dairy to draw ... moreHe is right, you know. That of his is not a theory, it's actually fact. Cellular radio waves are dangerous. Even Wi-Fi waves are dangerous and people should not be near them. But that it the world we live in today - where all kinds of dangerous waves surround you and you can't do anything about it.
But he is right nevertheless. That's why device SAR limits are imposed.
Prometheous, 22 Jan 2018That's because the research trying to prove that the radiations are non ionizing and harmless ... moreInsane conspiracy nuts can't be reasoned with.
Or maybe you're paid off by big dairy to draw away attention from the fact that milk causes people to turn into traffic lights?! I have as much proof for that as you do for your "theory".
No headphone jack, no charging port, no nothing. Wires are for old people.
Wireless is the future. Either embrace it or be stuck living in the past.
JIJOK, 22 Jan 2018why not 2.5 jack ? 2.5 jack has terrible audio output. That's why 3.5 is the only solution back them in the 90s.
Look, I also love 2.5 jack because they are small and saves up a lot of space. If Nokia had come up earlier with their upcoming Nokia 9/10, it would have been better.
I have a 250Euro sennheiser headphone and 150euro wired headphone (DT770). Wired headphone sounds much better
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2018You have funny logicBut this solves everything.
No jack no problem.
AnonD-375713, 21 Jan 2018...The Internet and the high concentration of real stupidity has made me numb to sarcasm and i... moreMan but most people doesnt use bluetooth headphones so.
This is betterno jack no problem. Lets say it this way.
why not 2.5 jack ?
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2018SD Card slot Infra-Red FM Radio Removable Battery You do realise that Apple has NEVER ha... morePhones before the first iPhone had these features. So it's fair to say that Apple removed these standard features in their phones.
Why not they remove charging port also and provide wireless charger with every phone box. Because I m not using charging port and headphone jack. Due to I carried out wireless accessories
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2018Removing the wire and voliá you have even more freedomActually it's the other way around. You have more freedom WITH the jack.
Because even with a headphone-jack you still have Bluetooth.
Thus both wired and wireless. More freedom.
No space is truly saved if the usb port is outputting analogue audio.. And audio is analogue.. For whatever you may have as argument.. And the trouble of finding the correct usb adapter from online stores who have ridiculously priced them in a 3rd world country... Nah 3.5mm is the way
Borrowing the words from LoTR: "A day will come when we won't need a headphone jack. But it is not this day. An hour of USB-C headphones and Lightning to headphone jack dongles will come flooding down. But it is not this day."
Agreed. Its all about sales and corporate greed. Google mocked Apple's removal of the headphone jack in iphones. But when iphone sold overpriced crappy bluetooth earbuds and made more profit due to many users losing them, damaging them or having their batteries badly deteriorated and hence needed replacement a year after, Google realized the potential. Remove anything and everything that promotes longevity so users keep on buying new.
HOW DO YOU SELL TO PEOPLE PRODUCTS THAT THEY ALREADY HAVE AND ARE HAPPY WITH ?
answer : you make your new products incompatible with what they have .
That's all there is to say about the removal of the headphone jack . Is a move made by greedy companies in order to encourage the sells of other type of headphones .
As far as quality goes nothing wireless matches an audiophile grade wired headphones .
As far as easy of use nothing matches having a single universal solution for all devices so that your precious headphones work everywhere .
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2018Perfect comment. Except that Samsung, Sony and LG are no exceptions. They also copy iPhone (it... moreYea and actually manufacturers (Except for Apple and Samsung) tend to be pretty dumb and insane too. I mean what could HTC or Xiaomi possibly earn from removing the 3.5mm? They even sell wired headphones so by removing the jack not only they'll sell less (Only bluetooth here and there...but people who want bluetooth will buy it anyway, the 3.5mm jack won't prevent them from buing bluetooth accesories) headphones, but less phones too (The majority may be brainwashed, but the 3.5mm jack still matters and impacts sales).
It's almost like something/someone is forcing them to make moves that don't make sense and they have no choice. Totally insane.