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M68000 said:Yeah, and who's going to finance this with rising phone service prices and data plans? The public?
lkrupp said:Longer smartphone replacement cycles? I thought it was price and price alone. At least that’s what usual suspects are always yammering about here.
aussiepaul said:Apple won't win this.
If Cook was the VP I'd actually consider voting for the Dems
sog35 said:hodar said:
There is a reason Apple does what Apple does. Apple doesn't do anything "randomly".
If Apple is not going to release the opening weekend sales .... Odds are pretty good that there is a really good reason. I submit that the sales will be dismal and disappointing.
I am hardly the first one to say that the iPhone 7 wasn't the BIG announcement that everyone was hoping for. It was a let-down for many, and while I like the longer battery life; for me, losing the headphone jack isn't worth the cost. When I drive, I use my iPhone for navigation, listen to music, and I also charge my phone. Currently, I can do all this with ease - Apple took this away.
Why? "Because the Headphone jack is 100 years old". Sorry, BS. Buttons are older than that, surprisingly they didn't take off the buttons. If they said "We wanted waterproof and dustproofing, and the headphone jack made this nearly impossible - that is a reason. 100 years old is just elitist BS. Perhaps this "marketing company" didn't look at what people are actually using. Why do I want to get rid of my car, so I can use a $800 phone? Do I want to upgrade my car stereo and toss my $5 cable so I can use a $1,200+ car stereo that does EXACTLY the same thing? This is an expensive step backwards, for negligible improvement. Bluetooth 4.2 specs just do not provide adequate audiophile quality, unless you are purchasing Bluetooth equipment that meets the 4.2 specs on the transmit and receive side - and on the receive side, we are talking the more expensive articles, not the stuff you are going to find at most stores.
I believe that removing the headphone jack will impact the sales of the new iPhone. I am giving serious thought into sitting out this upgrade cycle and waiting for the next iPhone before giving up my iPhone 6.
You sound a like a cry baby complaining that cars don't come with casette players anymore. MOVE ON. TECH IS ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD. MOVE FORWARD or just fall behind.
Maybe the iPhone 7 just isn't made for you. Go stick with your older iPhone and be happy. But for hundreds of millions of other people, we love NEW TECHNOLOGY and GOING FORWARD not backwards or stagnant.