This is how I picture Apple's Legal Team appearing at Nice door steps. "Excuse me Mr. Anderson, you are using our trademark name and logo. Remember what we did to that guy that accidentally had our demo phone? And we liked that guy."
Could someone please explain to me the anger towards removing the 3.5mm audio plug? Apple provides a lightning to 3.5mm audio adapter in the box so if you still want to use your existing headphones, knock yourself out. I'm sure someone will come out with a Y adapter to let you charge and listen at the same time (for the three people in the world that need to do this). The lightning connector was designed in part to handle audio data the same or better then the 3.5mm audio plug so please explain to me why this is a bad thing.
Disclaimer: I'm fine with it. The argument I've heard is that people (myself included) have a lot of headphones laying around. If that tiny adapter gets lost/misplaced then all those headphones are useless.
To me it's a minor inconvenience that will be forgotten within a year when wired headphones are a thing of the past.
I really wish they would've included the airpods with the phone though. I think that would've made this a really awesome update. When I found out you have to pay an extra $160, it made the whole event seem... meh.
I so welcome this kind of transition. There might be a cry over it for a while, but it happened when they ditched CD/DVD in a laptop or even floppy disk in a desktop. Nobody misses it now. What concerns me is that the alternative for the 3.5mm that Apple is offering is not the universal plug (lightening connector is Apple's) so other manufacturers will have to come up with other alternatives (probably USB-C type) or just keep offering 3.5mm plug.
Growing pains, we will all get over ourselves eventually, and will then wonder why we ever had a 3.5 mm jack to begin with ¯_(ツ)_/¯
The argument I've heard from my friends and co-workers is that a lot of them use the AUX input to listen to their phone's music on their car stereo. Having to use the dongle will mean they can no longer charge their phones whilst driving and listening to music. So they either need to buy ANOTHER dongle to allow simultaneous charging/3.5mm audio (dual-dongling), or buy a bluetooth receiver/adaptor for their stereo. Either way, they're out of pocket and using workarounds, resulting in a worse experience.
Omg. This is awesome.
Is it a new marketing technique for small design studios?
I'm just impressed by people spending huge amounts of time and effort to make this kind of joke sites.
Removing the port is a HUGE issue, because it has been a standard for allowing developers to easily create new products for cell phones. Like the little plugs that allow merchants to swipe your credit card from their cell phone. Now it will be much much more complex for third party to create products for the Iphone and you will have to go through an apple approval process.
The 2nd thing is that this is the BS drive to create more DRM. You can read more here: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/09/end-headphone-jacks-rise-drm
The discussion is only useful with both sides of the story though: http://buzzfeed.com/johnpaczkowski/inside-iphone-7-why-apple-killed-the-headphone-jack
Yes, how will engineers ever figure out how to use the lightning connector instead of the 3.5mm audio jack. It's a technological puzzle the likes the world has ever seen.
Decent price for the functionalities it provides. Especially when you compare it to (±) €200 Dr.Dre earplugs... though I'm not sure how the specs differ from one another.