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Author Topic: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack  (Read 22191 times)

James Feenstra

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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #70 on: September 18, 2016, 07:13:27 pm »

I feel sorry for those who actually drills a hole in their iphone7...
Did you also feel bad for those who put theirs in the microwave to charge it last release?
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2016, 10:23:46 pm »

Considering that Apple makes a LOT of money of service (itunes purchases, streaming music.) I tend to believe that the decision to remove the 1/8" jack was heavily influenced by the desire to control content. If every signal leaving your device is digital it means that you are ready for a full DRM chain from server to final output.

Think HDCP for audio.
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #72 on: September 19, 2016, 03:52:58 pm »

Apple dumped DRM for music and there is Zero chance that they are going back. 

The average consumer thinks it is their god-given right to steal music, and Apple knows not to go into a fight they can't win.

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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #73 on: September 20, 2016, 06:16:22 pm »

The average consumer thinks it is their god-given right to steal music, and Apple knows not to go into a fight they can't win.

As I recall, Apple went DRM free because they wanted to and it was good for consumers. DRM makes for more theft, not less. They were the only distributor large enough to convince the music labels to go along. I'm still sad no one did that for movies.

Back then, Apple was a hardware/software company, not a media company. In recent years they seem to have moved into being more of a media company with Apple Music, the streaming service, so their stance may not be the same today.
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Re: Apple iPhone going to eliminate the 1/8" headphone jack
« Reply #74 on: September 20, 2016, 07:32:53 pm »

Considering that Apple makes a LOT of money of service (itunes purchases, streaming music.) I tend to believe that the decision to remove the 1/8" jack was heavily influenced by the desire to control content. If every signal leaving your device is digital it means that you are ready for a full DRM chain from server to final output.

Think HDCP for audio.
Wrong. Removal of a failure point as well as waterproofing. It's also why the home button is now capacitive and now longer an actual button.
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