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Author Topic: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack  (Read 22227 times)

lindsay Dean

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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2016, 02:15:01 pm »

 Once again our friends at Apple
"Welcome to the proprietary loop"
 How darest thou show displeasure in our decisions,
      summon the royal beheader.

Hush up dumb ole consumer
you get what we want you to have.

love me some ipad4 though :)
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Thomas Le

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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2016, 02:37:49 pm »

It's official, iPhone 7 has no headphone jack. Time to get those BT adapters. :(
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2016, 02:54:30 pm »

It's official, iPhone 7 has no headphone jack. Time to get those BT adapters. :(
I've been waiting for a while for a 48v powered stereo blue tooth receiver...Radial?
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2016, 03:27:41 pm »

Once again our friends at Apple
"Welcome to the proprietary loop"
 How darest thou show displeasure in our decisions,
      summon the royal beheader.

Well, it's more of a they're taking the lead on things. Again with the whole floppy drive thing. Media (through file sizes and ease of transmission) evolved beyond the need for a floppy drive- they were just the first ones to step up and say SCREW IT, NO FLOPPY FOR YOU.

Hush up dumb ole consumer
you get what we want you to have.
And yeah, anyone who thinks the consumer drives most business decisions at mainstream companies is quite delusional. I love it especially when people complain that something changed at or was added to Facebook (or removed) -- and "WHY OH WHY did you do this, Mark?!?" -- or get upset that Facebook would GASP track their online habits or otherwise gather all of this information on their users.

Information.

About habits and behaviours.

Valuable information for their marketing and advertising partners...

-Ray
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2016, 03:27:58 pm »

On the bright side, it will make a darn good excuse as to why I won't/can't plug in your phone and play your tunes, when a drunk random turns up at FOH making requests.  "Sure I'll hook it up, here's the cable.......  Oh sorry"  ;)
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2016, 03:39:12 pm »

It's all about Courage... lolwut please Phil Schiller.
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2016, 05:29:39 pm »

Phone ships with a 3.5mm adapter but that consumes the lightning connector and I didn't hear anything about inductive charging.  So you're screwed until someone comes up with a lightning splitter thing.

Since the lightning connector is digital, I presume the little adapter cable has some sort of DAC and amplifier in it.  Probably not very good given the space in the form factor they showed.  But you can always use an outboard DAC.  I friend just got a Chord and is raving about the sound quality.
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2016, 06:02:44 pm »

Since the lightning connector is digital, I presume the little adapter cable has some sort of DAC and amplifier in it.  Probably not very good given the space in the form factor they showed.  But you can always use an outboard DAC.  I friend just got a Chord and is raving about the sound quality.

I wouldn't assume that - the lightning connector has way to many conductors to be just digital.  I think they have planned this all along.
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2016, 07:06:43 pm »

I wouldn't assume that - the lightning connector has way to many conductors to be just digital.  I think they have planned this all along.
If you shop for iOS audio interfaces, they're different.  And the difference is explained as the 30 pin having an analog signal output while the Lighting is only digital.  I just went though this getting an interface to run Studio Six Digital's Transfer Function app.  I had an older iPad and newer phone.  It's not a matter of connection adapters, they're not compatible.  You need their Camera USB interface on the 30 pin iOS devices to use with a newer Lightning digital only interface.  The older interfaces with analog lines on the 30 pin were becoming scarce.  So I ended up buying a new iPad so that everything was compatible (at least that was what I told my wife  ;))
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2016, 07:14:35 pm »

Well, it's more of a they're taking the lead on things. Again with the whole floppy drive thing. Media (through file sizes and ease of transmission) evolved beyond the need for a floppy drive- they were just the first ones to step up and say SCREW IT, NO FLOPPY FOR YOU.

Except the floppy disk had become unusable for many files due to it's small capacity. It's time had come and gone, just as it had for actual "floppy" disks.

The simple analog headphone connection is still 100% usable and is certainly no where near the end of its time as a useful item.
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