>Apple removes headphone jack from their iPhone
You knew they had to re-coup their money back somehow. Its a brilliant business move.
Yeah they're really hurting for cash
>Apple posted earnings of $18.4 billion on $75.9 billion revenue, beating consensus projections of $18.22 billion in profit but falling short of a projected $76.67 billion in revenue
Battery sold separately: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MGQM2LL/A/iphone-6s-smart-battery-case-white
>make phone thinner
>now you have to buy an extra battery to get the same uptime
>now you have to buy special headphones because no jack
>now you have to buy the extra ports because no ports
I cannot figure out HOW THE FUCK removing something so basic as the 3.5 audio jack is justifiable. I mean, come the fuck on, every phone has one, and these people pull this shit? So they can sell their special headphones? What the flying fuck.
The worst of all is that people will fall for it.
On the plus side. Beats have amazing sound quality. Having them wireless is a step forward in terms of tech. We will eventually do away with wired charging. I think Apple made a smart move and is always one step ahead in innovation.
At least Apple isn't run by poo in loos. Lagdroid fags are only pissed because Apple only makes phones for the white population (which has moved on from wired headphones, external storage, and other outdated features). Time for you guys to get back to reality.It's 2016. Androids are outdated.
I'm happy listening to my Shure se535 on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with Wolfson dac.
If Apple's brilliant move catches on with other manufacturers I'm sure I'll just be able to buy replacement cables for these iems and my m50x.
Fagdroid users are mad because their shitty phone brands will eventually follow Apples philosophy of design. Don't worry guys. You can still keep you shitty audio ports in your basement. I will be happily using my wireless beats because I am not old fashion like you nerds.
No one will follow this shit, because audio industry is mostly separate entity. Sheeples will buy apple approved beats garbage or some silly jack to iSuck port adapters and the rest of world will keep using 3.5/6.3. Regardless enjoy your (You).
They've reached a saturation point as well, since they only target higher end markets and everyone who wants an iPhone already has one. They have to rely on their customers being retards and buying new phones every year to make money off of them
No wonder they're making so much money
Sure. Keep believing that your precious audio industry matters in 2016. Where buying placebo wires and having water cooling amplifiers is somehow going to make a 128kbs mp3 sound any better. Lets face it. All those audio companies are struggling to make a profit and will even go to the extent to copy Beats. Meanwhile, Beats are selling like hotcakes because they are a objectively great headphone and many people both casual and studio producers use them. You know that Apple is the only company out there that finely engineers their products to perfection and are always leading in innovation. The rest of the world will have a lot of catching up to do as they are always being left behind by Apple. Of course Apple products are expensive but its because you are getting something futuristic and quality.
Even worse than that is that the headohone jack is a connection that's been in use for over 150 years and apple is going to be the ones who fuck it up.
>if it aint broke dont fix it.
>majority of iPhones are 16gb models on contracts
>implying high end Android phones don't cost even more
And I have better things to spend my money on than flagship smartphones that'll be outdated in a year or two
I dont even blame apple now, they're just making use of the opportunity and making money off tech illiterate or relatively oblivious people. But thats how any business works, nothing wrong with it.
$1000 isn't much anon, i could buy a couple dozen iPhones without giving a fuck, its just that i dont want to. Most people are like that, you're just baiting
Apple users are doing the sucking. Android users are doing the fucking
itt: poor fags are jelly and post some full autism
There was an article in the paper today about the future of apple and how in 5-10 years time brand specific hardware mattering is probably not going to be a thing anymore and apple is going to really struggle since they are so built around hardware and not software
Enjoy your placebo.
Beats Studio Pros are as good as it gets. Sennheiser is just desperate for the high end headphone market.
The screen on an iphone is better than a 150 dollar Chinese android phone in every way.
>implying you actually own any of that shit
>too poor to afford a smartphone
>shills for apple instead in the hopes of getting free technology.
>electronics that will be outdated in 2 years
I could do so much to my car with those thousands of dollars. And a decade from now when all those iPhones are junk, my car will still be around and just as capable
LG v10 master race here, what you know about battery life apple shill. Also they're taking out the audio jack cause they got fucking beat. Its like a 5 year old who doesnt want to play monopoly anymore after they start realizing they're losing.
Except I am not a guy. I am not worried about getting laid because I already had. I probably wouldn't date a neckbeard living with his parents with no job or degree thinking his self built pc paid with neet bucks is worth the effort when I can just get a quality Apple Desktop that just works.
Poorfags always trying to find an excuse to keep their old shitty tech while I have the money and sanity to upgrade when my stuff becomes ancient history.
You do realize beats are the industry standard for all high end headphones.
Keep repeating what apple tells you, fag. You don't belong on /g/. Bose and Sennheiser are both waaay better options than Beats by Dr Jamal. You don't pay for a product with beats, you pay for the brand you autist
>industry standard for all high end headphones
Here's your: (You)
As opposed to your typical android user...aka you guys
Wow they're really pulling out the big guns. Literally every iPhone use I've met has the phone on contract and a case on it. Jesus Christ, you guys can't even buy your phone right off the bat
Nice bate. Everyone knows that former android users will give anything to own an iphone. Even if it means getting into debt. Not to mention most android users are anti-establishment and racist like donald trump and you guys.
Apple shills are out in full force tonight.
Tell me this. There is only 1 Iphone out there. Meanwhile there are hundreds of android manufactures and companies all trying to out do Apple and they fail miserably.
Have you looked at any of the flagships?
As much as I hate to say it... Galaxy S 6
All of these are better options than iPhones hell, even some of our budget phones can keep up with them. You really are retarded, aren't you?
Agreed, unfortunately because the bar is set way too low.
Two day battery life shouldn't be a selling point for mobile phones, the worst part of it is that the fault partly lies with Apple because they are one of the shapers of what people expect from technology.
If they said fuck it, we are going to make the phone 2mm thicker this time round and stuff the extra volume with battery then other makers would follow suit and everyone would be better off, instead they just aim for "full day battery" and everyone's charging their phone at 2pm.
Android software is buggy, exploitable, and overall an unoptimized experience (hence why high end devices require more hardware) which in theory make it seem like its better than the Proven Iphone. In reality. Iphone's specs may seem underwhelming on paper but the software is finely engineered along with the design so that it runs more efficiently and smoothly than any android phone out there.
>Loyal Fan Base
Oh holy fuck, he is actually trying to claim that the Apple Cult is a reason why iPhone is better than Android.
>Apple’s loyal fanbase will always buy any of their new products, no matter how expensive they are and regardless of whether or not they need them.
>Android software is buggy
Literally every phone company and carrier puts their bloatware shit on their phones, and that's the only thing that ruins it. You can spend 20-30 minutes learning how to fucking root your phone and take care of that problem
Tell me this. There's 7 billion people out there. Why should one phone suit all their needs? Your perspective is "they're trying to out-do Apple and failing". The truth is they have different goals.
Personally I use a smartphone as a tertiary computing device. I couldn't care less whether its only 50 or 60% of the theoretical 'optimal' experience, because I only look at it for 10 minutes a day. I'm not going to spend anywhere near $500 on a phone. $40 is more like it, and for that I can get a Motorola phone with the latest version of Android and the latest security updates.
Hahahahaha. Android users get such a shitty experience out of the box, they have to resort to warranty breaking measures to make their phones run slight better. Meanwhile an Iphone works just out of the box perfectly.
In other words, you are too poor to buy an iphone.
>Android software is ... and overall an unoptimized experience (hence why high end devices require more hardware)
Wrong. New versions of Android run much better on older devices than newer versions of iOS does on older iPhones, and they manage to do it without stripping out any features that the device hardware can support.
It's Apple that can't optimize their OS. It is aimed at their current flagship model and everything else can get fucked. Why haven't you bought a 6S yet?
>warranty breaking measures
I've had my phone for fucking 7 months without a case and dropped it several times without having to use my warranty because my screen was fine. Maybe if iPhones weren't notoriously weak you wouldn't have to worry about spending money your Otterbox™ or Lifeproof™ cases
Yes I can't wait to be forced to spend $50 for an adapter for the headphones I already have or to deal with stuttering bluetooth audio. I really must thank our generous lord and saviour Apple for giving me this opportunity. #blessed
> A10 chip will BTFO anything Qualcomm or Samshit has (they won't catch up the A9 for a few years)
> iOS 10 will REKT Android with more multitasking features for iPad (Android still doesn't have native multi-window lol), and they might even release Xcode for iPad Pro.
> More Fourcetouch features, which Android/Windows can only dream of
> Removal of headphone jack will cause the SJW/Feminists/Faggots/Normies to rage for a while, but late they will realize the industry needs to move forward and Apple had the guts to finish this old port just like they did with floppy and cd drives.
Well lads, it's happening again, and it already happened before. I wonder if I can get a new lenovo laptop with floppy drive nowadays.
the real question you should ask is this:
>new phone comes out
>super new AMOLED or whatever new screen is at time
>is water resistant
>no headphone jack
>other stupid yupee features for mega plebs
Are you going to upgrade?
>personally I have the 6s for work from work and its a great stupid phone. Does exactly what I need it to do; work. I bought a samsung galaxy to fuck around on. When the 6s slows from apple slowly upping the background services to force me to upgrade, I'll go with an LG or Samsung phone. Many more features and works with everything I need it to. I expect however that I will have to rice the hell out of whatever phone I get next. I mean really clean the hell out of it.
some are waterproof, but yeah it's a somewhat scarcely seen feature.
removing ports like the headphone jack certainly should move in the direction of water resistance. anything that should conduct electricity (like a headphone jack, which is supposed to facilitate the transmission of signals) would be a bit of work to prevent it from becoming a vector for shorting out the device.
i think the bigger question, as that guy you replied to alluded to, is whether we're going to see a change in charging premise. replacing the lightning port with something contactless would be just about all they need to make water resistance trivial. making speakers water resistant to ~a few feet is pretty trivial.
i wouldn't WANT to see a change forcing everyone to buy new cables, but seeing as i wouldn't upgrade for at least a year anyway (my 6 is just holding up too well to deal with the time cost of replacing it, let alone the dollar cost), i don't know if i'd care too much.
but i've bought a lot of anker cables that would eventually become garbage, and that makes me a little sad. maybe i'd find an eventual use for them.
Floppy and CD drives were already largely dead at the time that Apple dropped them. Apple wasn't even the first to produce laptops without CD drives.
Everyone still uses the 3.5mm jack and nothing they can currently replace it with would provide a better experience, nor would it be cheaper.
That's another thing, USB drives were more cost effective at the time they dropped the optical drive and they have better performance and are more versatile. In comparison the Lightning connector has no positives over the 3.5mm jack, it doesn't even have an analog channel which means any Lightning to 3.5mm converter will have to incorporate a DAC which will make it the most expensive converter on the market and most will have a shitty DAC.
Also, Oppo released a phone a year ago with no 3.5mm jack, so Apple aren't even first.
Not really an inconvenience. Just an extra few inches to the cord.
Just leave it plugged into the headphones.
People seem to be liking it.
I paid for my 6s plus in cash at the apple store, unlocked.
All android phones are budget phones, get a job.
The 6s plus gets much much better battery life as well, it's the true master race.
I had a note 3 and note 4 before switching to 6s plus and this gets better battery life than both of those.
Also, 6s plus is more powerful than your phone while also getting better battery life, with a smaller battery.
The 6s plus is a similar size phone and gets better battery life than your phone while also blowing it the FUCK out in benchmarks.
Cant wait to hear your excuses when Android phones manufacturers ditch the audio jack. Then you will find some old ass phone with no jack port and scream
>"HAHA MOTOROLA DID THAT LIKE *snort* TWELVE YEARS AGO"
Apple is just using its influence to force innovation whether it's a good or bad innovation
>(which has moved on from wired headphones, external storage, and other outdated features).
External storage is outdated feature, now?
Just wanted to post about how retarded consumerism and fanboyism can actually become.
>External storage is outdated feature, now?
Yes, slow as fuck SD cards are not a feature, they are a burden.
If you want more capacity buy a 128gb model.
I bought a 64 and have plenty of space for my needs.
>purposely not listing off-screen benchmarks
let's all just ignore that the G4 has twice the resolution of the 6s
show me a benchmark where the 6s beats the g4 in performance at the same resolution
> Secondary Storage is bad
> Buy overpriced phones for storage is good.
Are you people seriously this stupid? Why wouldn't you want all of your storage to be stuck on internal storage that can data be corrupted or wipe from the system. Why wouldn't you want storage that can be importable to each phone that you upgraded or backup?
You can't seriously think this when Iphone uses the fucking cloud for external storage. Your drones are basically saying that have more features is bad.
External storage is still a useful feauture. My androids sd card has two partitions: one for android and one for a debian chroot that can run anything from an apache server to metasploit. Can you do that with the internal storage of an iphone? Nope, iphone can barely handle multitasking at all.
The 6s scored better across the board because it has a lower res screen? Yeah okay buddy
While I fully think that 3.5 ports should stick around for at least another 5-10 years, lets face it, it is a dying medium.
I have a pair of wireless earbuds, not beats, that get just about a full working days (Not that most of /g/ know what that is) listening time and sound indistinguishable or better from regular earbuds.
>Why wouldn't you want storage that can be importable to each phone that you upgraded or backup?
Because it's slow and shitty.
Basically all I use the cloud for is backup, all my pics and music are stored on the device.
The backup is awesome btw, erase phone, log in on new phone, everything is immediately like it was on your other phone.
I own 5 thinkpads and zero macs, and I admit that macs are super nice, gonna buy a rmbp next.
>one for android and one for a debian chroot that can run anything from an apache server to metasploit.
Lol how's the weather in your mom's basement?
>claims I give my data away
>the backup is fully encrypted
>meanwhile google gives away every bit of info it has on you to ad companies and LEOs without even blinking
Stay mad androcuck
The problem is that iOS is a single tasking OS rather than multi tasking.
So when you are webbrowsing, like in that benchmark, your browser is the only active app that's really utilizing the CPU while on Android you have any other apps running utilizing the CPU.
A good battery benchmark will try to cause high usage over the duration of the benchmark to discount the possibility of other apps interfering. If anything your benchmark is more cherry picking.
Not that guy but
>storing your files on someone else's computer
Cloud support is there for nearly every smartphone at this point. It isn't special to a certain brand. Having less features isn't a feature.
>If anything your benchmark is more cherry picking.
I had a picture of battery life test results from like 20 different sides and the iphone 6s plus was in the top 3 on every fucking one.
I can't find the pic and rbt.asia is down right now so oh well.
Cloud support is there yes, but fully encrypted cloud support that wont deal with LEOs?
Enjoy your NSA infested dropbox.
>like 20 different sides
like 20 different sites*
Enjoy your wakelocks.
I'm listening to the soundcloud app while using IRC and browsing the internet, so yeah that's kinda bullshit.
You can install a different rom and you've disconnected from googles botnet. Can you disconnect from apples botnet? No, you can't even sideload apps.
>Lol how's the weather in your mom's basement?
Says the fucking tripfag? Kill yourself.
>disconnected from google's botnet
And your OS still has as many holes and backdoors as a block of swiss cheese.
How about encrypt the entire phone?
Then performance goes to shit.
You know the iPhone is full disk encrypted and STILL blows android the fuck out.
Enable FDE on android and re-run all the benchmarks and see how gimped your phones actually are when they are on a level playing field.
Apple owns the encryption keys on iCloud. Most of the content you back up to it isn't encrypted with the device's keys, that's why you can sync the content between devices.
Anything you upload to iCloud Apple can hand over unencrypted.
If you want any security in cloud backups you should encrypt first, then upload.