And nobody (NOBODY!) forces you to use wired headphones , if you don't want to.
You can still use bluetooth or other type of wireless headphones.
But not having 3.5mm jack prevents others from using wired headphones.
Just because you don't need it, doesn't mean others not.
Please, don't act like democrat.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017You still don't get it. Nobody stops you from using bluetooth if you like it. But, they stop e... moreActually, Apple is an excellent brand ... and if you have AppleCare+, the reliability and support is second to none (which is why people are willing to pay more for them).
A lot of Android folks who think otherwise are just spending too much time in the echo chamber.
I was a Samsung fan boy, but now which of Samsung flagship features is better than this phone? Nothing, maybe limitless Android OS.
That also find in other cheaper brand like Huawei or even Pioneer brand like nokia...
Now iphone have fast charging, samsung fast wireless charging!, 4k video, waterproof body, that they dont have for year..... even bezel less Amoled screen...
Shame on samsung by making this brilliant Oled for Apple. The key to lose to main competitor...
I think samsung going to (and want to) be 3rd part provider company for screen and chipset like sony that provide image sensor.
Im probably buy this phone...
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017Once you go Android, you'll never go back to iOS. Yes. You're right. I've used iPhone 5 and 6S. Also many android phones as well. iPhone is a bit boring compared by android. Also don't go for android phones with heavy UI and many features like Samsung. Consider any lightweight UI like stock android or Sony Xperia. They are more smooth.
Verne, 09 Nov 2017The revolution is not having to deal with the tangle of wires.
There are many times when I ... moreYou still don't get it. Nobody stops you from using bluetooth if you like it. But, they stop everyone else (Even you don't know whether or not you're gonna need the jack sometime) from using another option. It's DEvolution.
As for longevity, first, Apple is a crappy brand, so i'm not surprised the wired pair doesn't last. Second, you're (again) not forced to use in-ear phones. I use over the head (But still portable) headphones and they are maybe 3 years old already - still good as new.
Sathish, 09 Nov 2017The performance section shows the Apple's prowess in Chip knowledge. it will take atleast 2 ye... moreI think that we need more competition in the SoC department in Android. Qualcomm is really slowing the progress. They don't have to work hard on their SoCs because either way OEMs are going to use them. I think that better competition from Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Google would really benefit the market.
Apple is 2 years ahead at least. And by this progress, Qualcomm won't do shit about it. When the A13 or the A14 from Apple comes, Snapdragon SoCs will barely be better than the A11 Bionic. It's really sad.
A $1,000 10th anniversary phone that compromises battery performance. What good can a powerful chip brings if it slumps on battery efficiency?
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017Well you're still totally blind. "Better" than what? $5 wired phones? Well maybe. But bluetoot... moreThe revolution is not having to deal with the tangle of wires.
There are many times when I would just not bother with EarPods because I didn't want to have to deal with the jangle and untangling of wires, and AirPods free you from all that.
As for longevity - my daughter goes through EarPods once ever one to two months - and these are real EarPods, not janky counterfeits found on Amazon. (I don't understand it - my last set lasted over a year.)
Yes, charging anything is a pain but you don't have to do it very often (depending on usage), and they last for hours at which time you replace them in the case which can change them up again. Essentially you get about 24 hours of use before you have to recharge the case.
My wife loves hers too, and I'm thinking of getting them for my daughter to see if they can cure her of her constant search for more EarPods.
I never liked bluetooth earphones because of the constant hassle of pair/unpairing with various devices, but AirPods with the W1 chip pair with all your devices logged into the same Apple ID across Macs and iDevices effortlessly.
They do pair with devices outside the Apple ecosystem, but there you're reduced to the standard pair/unpair process which turned me off bluetooth in the first place.
The performance section shows the Apple's prowess in Chip knowledge. it will take atleast 2 years for Qualcomm/Samsung to come up with a chip that lock horns with A10/A11 chips. By that time A13 chips could be in the reigns of 2025's..
Sad that Android cant utilize the world's top end chipsets anymore.. :(
AnonD-696542, 09 Nov 2017Apple will never be able to explain why they didn't include a 3d touch always on under display... moreFace ID offering passive biometric authentication is an incredible achievement which makes security pain points disappear, both for unlocking the phone and for eliminating security inspired interruptions when using the phone.
Verne, 09 Nov 2017Actually, the AirPods are *great* devices, offering slightly better sound quality and absolute... moreWell you're still totally blind. "Better" than what? $5 wired phones? Well maybe. But bluetooth audio can never be better than wired. Well not yet anyway.
Also, having to recharge yet another device is EXTREMELY annoying/inconvenient.
And it's even worse it has limited lifespan, while wired headphones will be good even 10+ years later if you are careful with them.
And finally, bluetooth is always an option, so you've been brainwashed to think it's 3.5mm vs bluetooth. It's not. I can still use bluetooth on my phone which does have 3.5mm, so where's the evolution here? I think we all know the answer.
AnonD-80334, 09 Nov 2017What's special or better about a dongle vs. 3.5mm jack??? is it offering any better quality?? ... moreActually, the AirPods are *great* devices, offering slightly better sound quality and absolutely stellar convenience while maintaining excellent situational awareness, an important feature for a portable phone listening device.
And you're right: "There are none so blind as those who will not see."
TheProperGentleman, 09 Nov 2017I'm here to remind y'all that the battery test doesn't reflect real-world battery life. I have... moreLOL the opposite is true and you confirm it. According to GSMarena, most phones last at least 8-10 hours of browsing, which is absurd in normal browsing conditions (Not to mention they probably test in WiFi and WiFi is so 20th century...)
AnonD-696542, 09 Nov 2017Apple will never be able to explain why they didn't include a 3d touch always on under display... moreApple will never try to explain that because it will make them look weak. Vivo, on the other hand, managed to do it and for sure they don't have Apple's development power/money/fame. They will probably release it in the future and state that is the "most advanced in the industry" when in fact, if you look at the facts it is all a big BS...they lack a Steve Jobs who was the only one who knew how an iPhone should be...current managers are just "wanna be" and hide behind marketing's big words.
The ambient light sensor is ten channel on the iPhone X - it's four channel on the iPhone 8s.
do haters read the review, or they just jump straight in comment section?