In reading this, I am sure you are aware that Apple yesterday announced their latest phones to the waiting world, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. If you for some crazy inexcusable reason that you haven’t already read the news, then either you have a tin foil hat or you have genuinely been asleep. Diving straight into it like a bear looking for his morning porridge, they announced that they had done away with the regular and standard 3.5mm headphone jack…wait what?!?!
Everyone and their mother has reacted to this news with absolute shock and awe, but is it really that surprising given that most major news outlets have been saying this for months and months? Surely everyone cannot be that ignorant that the media/press would be reporting false information; where would we all get that idea? Nope, the reports were of course true and the source of the information was obviously direct from Apple themselves. So what are Apple proposing consumers/purchasers of the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus do in regards to listening to music…AirPods.
What are AirPods? One could only imagine they are wireless headphones, but like the global marketing machine that is Apple could only call something as plain and basic as wireless headphones a set of AirPods! “What about my expensive Bose/Beats by Dre/Audio Technica headphones? How will they work?” – Well Apple is also apparently providing adapters in the box to use said headphones with the new Lightning to 3.5mm adapter. The only negative to this is you won’t be able to listen to music while you charge your phone up as the Lightning port also doubles up as the charging port…oh how will you cope?
It’s easy to see the negatives even when you know they have been coming for months prior to the announcement, but still people seem to complain. Is it bored Apple haters trying to pipe up after a year since the iPhone 6/6 Plus models were announced? Not really, in fact the negativity has come from people who don’t like change; unfortunately for things to progress and move forward, change is a part of evolution and progression!
What are my thoughts on the new devices themselves? Well until I see one in the flesh for myself, I won’t pass judgement on the technical side, but in terms of removing the 3.5mm audio jack, I am interested to see how this works out for Apple re the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. I mean, you get your 1st adapter for free and subsequent adapters are being priced at around $9.99 currently. Is it really that bad? Nope, but to some it feels like the end of the world!
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