Anybody who doesn't like thin items should stay away from Apple, because Apple has been all about thin for a long time now, and they've basically led the way and set the trend for entire industries, that all others have of course copied.
People who wish for a fatter phone, that's slightly heavier and that has a little bit more battery life will obviously be disappointed.
Who doesn't remember the first Macbook Air that was first shown to the world inside a manila envelope? I'm not against thin devices, and especially in small mobile devices, every damn gram counts. One of the few times in recent Apple history where a newer device was thicker than the previous model was the iPad 3 compared to the iPad 2. That's obviously not the norm for Apple and that was basically a one time thing.
The good news for some at least is that eventually it will have to come to an end, because how much thinner will they be able to go?
Fast forward 8 years to 2023 and Tim Cook is speaking at the newest Apple event:
Tim Cook: We are so pleased to introduce to you all today the best phone that we at Apple have ever made. We call it the iPhone 10S, and boy have we patented it! <Huge applause from the crowd> The S stands for subatomic and here's Phil Schiller to tell you all about it!
Sigh more dongles
Keep the headphone jack but move it back on top and leave the bulge same height as the camera lens on the other side, no more wobble whining, problem solved ! /s
nailedtothex wrote: »
Hmmm. How am I going to charge my phone while I listen to my headphones. I practically do this every night when going to sleep... Bluetooth I suppose...
aaplfanboy wrote: »
Maybe iPhone 7 will have wireless charging as an option, freeing up the Lightning connector for headphones/and/or secondary charging.
The solution may be a 2.5mm audio connector. This has been around for as long as the 3.5mm headphone jack. I believe it is sometimes called a micro-mini connector. There are even 4-conductor versions for use with microphones and 2.5mm to 3.5mm adaptors are fairly easy to obtain so as not to completely alienate users.
Again, why not just create a connector without a plug like on the iPad Pro? Something that CAN’T break off because it’s too small.
bdkennedy1 wrote: »
If removing all the ports on the Macbook didn't make people jump ship, this probably will get the ball rolling.
maciekskontakt wrote: »
If you think about sound quality then first ditch mediocre Apple earphones - not 3.5 jack. Digital sound will not improve poor quality sound generationg device.
I have been using Sennheisers for every Apple device dumping Apple earphones to garbage can as soon as the device came. Apple erphones are maybe good for watching movies in commercial aircraft liners entertainment.
Quality... Even with digiral processing all USB convertes are junk comparing to Behringer devices. I hope that they will make proper lightning to 3.5 jack converter of solid quality.
Great! And then Apple will charge $49 for a Lightning to 3.5mm adaptor
A reasonable compromise, but *if* Apple is in fact seriously considering it it means they're not only looking to fit the jack in the phone profile but to eliminate the analog audio output. Headphones will need either an D/A converter on them or plug into a separate converter widget.
It does open up the whole thing of a lightning dock the snaps into the phone with two headphone outs, a video out and a, um, laserpointer.
All I can say is if it does turn out to be true I hope Apple changes its tune of making us wait years before we can fully utilize new ports it puts on devices that bump off old ports. If all of the potential of switching to a lightning port can be enjoyed when the phone ships, then great. Otherwise...
And they dont lower the price for the lightning controller. It is very expensive, as well as the MiFI certification.
bill1357 wrote: »
tell Apple to get a grip on reality.
Sometimes their "thinness" concept gives the impression that it is the "thinness of their thinking".
Use the space to add more battery and make everyone, except a few anal Apple engineers, happy
Apple, please don't make the iPhone any thinner. It is thin enough already. This obsession with thin-ness is ridiculous and counterproductive. We would rather have some more battery life than a thinner iPhone.
Jony Ive, if you read this - please put an end to this thin-ness mania at Apple. It is like the fashion industry and their super-thin models. They think the public love thin-ness but they don't. It's the same with phones and computers. We want to be able to actually hold it comfortably in our hands.
This obsession with thin-ness has already spoiled the new Macbook 12 inch. It is so thin that the keyboard has NO TRAVEL. It is like typing on a virtual screen and is useless for typing anything longer than a page of text. It should have been a wonderful upgrade to the 11 inch Macbook but it is a big step backwards.
So please, please put an end to this thin-ness madness. We DO NOT WANT IT.
PS: Please don't remove the physical home button on the iPhone by replacing it with a virtual button. This would be a HUGE mistake. Because many of us FEEL for this button (in low light situations etc) to orientate to the phone and switch it on, without having to look at it first.