Anonymous, 09 Sep 2018What!? theres no bloat whatsoever and almost all the included apps that are pre-installed can ... moreMan thats a lie.
At Android i can do whathewer i want at IOS i am restricted for doing anything and everything.
Even for transfering data to PC i need to use third party program.
IOS supoports nothing but IOS which is good for apple but bad for bussiness.
IF IOS is so good why each year more and more people switching to android?
Well i tell you. Lack of jack, lack of big battery, lack of SD Card, lack of dual sim, lack of good camera and other things IOS and Apple phones will never have compared to android.
My Moto X4 supports quick charge and had 15A charger included in box. my 3000 mAh battery can charge from 0 to 100% in like 45 minutes.
Now show me which Apple phones does this noone.
Also the charging mat which will supports wireless charging and will be released end of this year supports only apple devices and price 400 euros.
I can buy wireless charger for android device for as low as 15-20 eur.
FinnishInquisition, 06 Sep 2018No, they really aren't.
Apple has no use for anyone's personal data. Their whole business m... moreWhat you are saying, makes sense. Anyway thanks for teaching me something.
Personally i don't care much for privacy, they can't harm me much since i've got nothing worthwhile.
CptPower, 06 Sep 2018Waiting the moment apple releases Iphone with adroid. Too much bloatware in IOS and too much... moreWhat!? theres no bloat whatsoever and almost all the included apps that are pre-installed can be removed. The level of user control in iOS is unprecedented, it must be hard to understand for an Android user who cannot even change his search provider in the default browser. iPhones can still be used with 8GB of storage, while some android phones with 16GB has only 2GB free. iPhone is your best friend if you dont like bloat.
This wired audio and 3.5mm stuff remind me of something. Its now a little more than 6 years ago i started using a 5.5 inch phone, it was NOT accepted at the time, i was made fun of and the commenst here were full of jokes about how ridiculous it was with phablets as they were called back then, and most commenthers heree would surely never get one. Now the same people sit and say "only 5.8 inch? Must be at least 6.3!". Later the same happened again, i was EXTREMELY early to adopt 1080p display and again was made fun of "lol noone need 440 PPI" and now the same people want higher than 440. I was also one of the first to support non-removeable batteries (together with power banks) and was called many bad words because of it, now even the worst namecallers has changed to non removable and love their powerbanks. Thats the way it is with wireless headsets too, especially the Airpods are genius and is the new gold standard that you hardcore "wired audio ftw" guys will strive for a few years down the road. Take it from someone (thats me) who has been an early adopter in many things, its kind of ridiculous that you guys who fight it the most will be the biggest defenders of it in the future when some of us others already has moved ahead to the next big thing.
Some of you guys will have some very bombastic claims to swallow a few years down the road.
GSMA, 08 Sep 2018"Yes, you have to charge more devices when the battery dies, but at least you don't have to wa... more"I can't believe you made that point. It takes 5 seconds to detangle your earphone, if it all it happens to be tangled."
Um, why not? You may be someone who is well organised; hardly encounters tangled wires/cables, but many others aren't, and it can definitely take more than 5 seconds to untangle wires, sometimes to the brink of frustration. People DO switch to wireless because they don't want to deal with *surprise, surprise* WIRES.
"The newer aptX codecs and USB-C audio delivery are fine and good. But that does not necessitate the removal of the versatile 3.5 mm jack, which is used in many versatile eco-systems including stereo speakers."
Sure, I get that, but then again, same can be said that many ecosystems and dedicated audiophile setups/gear are also including also wireless in their latest models today.
"No, why don't manufacturers include the new technology and retain the 3.5 mm jack? Best of both worlds and end of discussion, right? But of course, you then find out the true, greedy and malicious reason behind its removal reason: PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE."
Manufacturers did included both technologies at the same time before. Apt-x was around for many years since my HTC One M7, but why didn't it take off until only recently? Because of the 3.5mm jack. I mean whether we like it or not, but if smartphone manufacturers (both Apple and Android mind you) didn't give up the 3.5mm jack, wireless wouldn't be as prevalent/advance as it is today.
Charging/battery technology is the bane for all mobile electronics. If the battery issue can be solved, I really don't see the need for 3.5mm jack. It will be the final nail to it's coffin (so maybe hope that it won't materialise anytime soon?
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2018Actually, wireless adoption has been sky rocketing these past years and seems likely to become... more"Yes, you have to charge more devices when the battery dies, but at least you don't have to waste time dealing with long, tangled cables either."
I can't believe you made that point. It takes 5 seconds to detangle your earphone, if it all it happens to be tangled. Charging wireless buds takes exponentially more time. Not to mention that Lithium-ion batteries tend to degrade over time and with subsequent charges.
As an audiophile and a user of wireless earphones and headphones, I do know about the advantages, you talk about. But most of the time, using a wired headphone is more than enough and actually provides a better hassle-free experience for listening to my FLAC audio. The newer aptX codecs and USB-C audio delivery are fine and good. But that does not necessitate the removal of the versatile 3.5 mm jack, which is used in many versatile eco-systems including stereo speakers.
No, why don't manufacturers include the new technology and retain the 3.5 mm jack? Best of both worlds and end of discussion, right? But of course, you then find out the true, greedy and malicious reason behind its removal reason: PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE.
Not all of us wants to deal with hassle of charging yet another device daily. Companies can easily spare us the hassle, by keeping the 3.5 mm jack.
GSMA, 07 Sep 2018Actually, I do point that out for any device that lacks crucial stuff such as the 3.5 mm headp... moreActually, wireless adoption has been sky rocketing these past years and seems likely to become the norm in the very near future. Wireless codecs like Aptx and LDAC, compete equally well in sound quality compared with its wired counterparts. New technologies such as Apple's W1/2 chips have made connecting/disconnecting almost seamless and effortless as plugging/unplugging a wired cable. Yes, you have to charge more devices when the battery dies, but at least you don't have to waste time dealing with long, tangled cables either.
Also removing the headphone jack isn't all crippling either; In fact, it gave rise to cool technologies/products from new younger companies specialising in audio from wireless headphones to external audiophile grade gear. By removing the 3.5mm jack and using digital audio passthrough via USB/Lightning, you can actually get far superior sound quality, by allowing your smartphone/tablet to bypass its own internal "sound card" (DAC/amplifier) and plug in to more powerful, portable DAC/amplifier device from audiophile brands like Fiio. This satisfies both the crazy audiophiles who have always complained that SQ in phones suck and lacking the power to drive their ridiculously expensive/power-hungry headphones, as well as the average user too, by blowing them away with SQ they're never heard from a smartphone ever.
Going wireless or removing the 3.5mm jack isn't all bad news really. Give it a try, it's actually pretty darn good and they've progressed a lot these few years.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2018just move on with the headphone jack being dead... instead of asking apple, why don't you also... moreActually, I do point that out for any device that lacks crucial stuff such as the 3.5 mm headphone jack, and not just the iPhone. In the past, I have done the same for the Google Pixel, along with some devices from HTC, Huawei, Moto, Xiaomi and Sony.
Also, quite a few iPhone users including the authors of this site, have showed the various disadvantages of not having the 3.5 mm headphone jack included in smartphones.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2018They wonÂ’t. They earn a lot of money by not putting it. Yeah. Greedy, malicious Apple at its best. Or should I say worst?
GeekBoy, 06 Sep 2018Innovation or not, but if they will release dual sim phone you will see much more dual sim fla... moreAll Android flagships released in China since several years already come with dual-SIM.
Apple is just copying the dual-SIM function of Android phones directly to stay relevant in China, just like they did with 5,5" displays a few years ago.
BiyoBiyo JunJun, 06 Sep 2018buy iphone 6no iphone 6 cannot dual sim :(
GSMA, 06 Sep 2018Okay. Now bring back the 3.5 mm jack.just move on with the headphone jack being dead... instead of asking apple, why don't you also ask google pixel and other OEMs to bring back the headphone jack, apple users have migrated to airpods the headphone jack is dead on the apple market
CptPower, 06 Sep 2018Waiting the moment apple releases Iphone with adroid. Too much bloatware in IOS and too much... moreare you kidding me??? what bloatware? there is no carrier apps or region third party apps installed on every new iphone, not even the carrier boot logo is allowed
apple must be really stupid if they doing dual sim only for china
Aadrian, 06 Sep 2018800 euro for a 'cheap' iPhone. Get out of my face. My iPhone 6 will be replaced with an androi... moreReally?
My iphone 6 64GB cost me 750 dollars. This one is 50 bucks less, with more capabilities all around. And, according to rumors, if i pay 50 more i can get the best of the best (at modest size) on the XS.
Cant see how is expensive enough to just change to android.
Somebody leaked information that these leaks work in a positive way for sales, which is why all the companies are doing it right now?
I'm sure that they could easily avoid these leaks, or at least cause a significantly high amount of trouble for the leaker, discouraging all other leakers.