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post #2581 of 3215
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I'm in for a Watch Series 2.

 

Being able to run without my phone but still have fitness tracking + music is a big deal for me. With the added GPS and the AirPods, I'm in business.

 

All I ever really wanted the Watch to be was a compelling fitness tracker, and now it's much closer IMO. 

post #2582 of 3215
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

The AirPods are a total fail for me. 5 hour battery life doesn't cut it for me.

 

Yeah, that is a disappointing spec. I hope the charging case makes it a little less terrible. 

 

Also: this is probably not a problem for many people, but I often charge + listen to headphones at the same time while falling asleep at night. Guess that's out now, but I'll figure something out. 
 

post #2583 of 3215
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Ha! Apple's product page warns that the Jet Black model scratches.

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/9/7/12836762/iphone-7-announced-black-scratch

 

Black don't crack but it scratches?

post #2584 of 3215
Just realized this -- Apple quietly discontinued the Watch Edition models.
post #2585 of 3215
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Interestingly aapl stock is up too. Stock tends to drop during and after the announcements.

Honestly expectations were so low going into this that they actually surprised to the upside!

Guardian UK is quoting that stock went down 0.23% from the beginning of the day to the end of the presentation.
post #2586 of 3215
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Just realized this -- Apple quietly discontinued the Watch Edition models.

 

The ceramic watches are the new Edition models.

post #2587 of 3215
I'm still kinda confused about the Lighting audio stuff. Wikipedia says "Lightning is an 8-pin connector which carries a digital signal" so I'm just trying to figure out how the digital signal gets converted to analog for headphones. Either the Lightning port can carry analog audio too or the Lightning headphones have to contain some sort of crappy DAC, right? Does the $9 adapter have a crap DAC built in too for use with other headphones? Does anyone know how this will work with existing headphones?
post #2588 of 3215

I guess I'm in the minority, but I think I've used the headphone jack on my iPhones less than a half dozen times.

post #2589 of 3215
Do you guys think Apple will make another announcement soon for iPad line or today's talk was about it.

I guess more bang for the buck @ $399 with 32GB now. Glad I held out...should I hold out longer?
post #2590 of 3215
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Do you guys think Apple will make another announcement soon for iPad line or today's talk was about it.

I guess more bang for the buck @ $399 with 32GB now. Glad I held out...should I hold out longer?

I told the g/f about Apple's plan for the headphone jack. Her response: "Are you saying that I can't plug an iPhone 7 into my Bose speakers? Whaaaaaat? What kind of drugs are they doing over there at Apple?"
post #2591 of 3215
The kind of drugs where they give you a simple adapter and all the complaining over the past 20 pages is moot.
post #2592 of 3215
They are ripping off the bandaid, so to speak. People shit on them for the "courage" word but it truly is ballsy as hell. So sick of armchair CEOs who have zero clue about product development and how difficult it can be making trade offs. Apple is not the most valuable company in the world by accident.

It will be a transition period more painful than that of the cd rom for instance, but we'll all be better off in a couple years.

At the end of the day, you can choose not to buy the phone. What a concept.
post #2593 of 3215
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The kind of drugs where they give you a simple adapter and all the complaining over the past 20 pages is moot.


Adapters suck. They are one more thing to carry, to worry about and possibly break or lose.

We also have no idea the quality of the DAC Apple has built into this adapter. The old iPhones never had the greatest DAC's built in. Do we have faith that Apple matched them with these plastic adapters they are selling? If not, your quality of music you are able to hear via any headphones plugged into these adapters will go down.

Of course I am not all that sure Apple cares about quality of music all that much at this junction. Otherwise they wouldn't be pushing $159 wireless headphones that likely sound no better then the average at best sounding headphones they have been giving us for free with the phones for years.
post #2594 of 3215
Some good news to come out of yesterday. The replacement cost for broken screens with AppleCare+ has gone way down.

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/9/7/12841248/apple-cheap-iphone-screen-replacement-applecare

So it's $29 for a broken screen. $99 for any other type of damage. Considering water damage is the main other factor leading to this type of replacement, I would think the new water proofing means most AppleCare+ consumers won't be shelling out the $99 often.
post #2595 of 3215
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

I guess I'm in the minority, but I think I've used the headphone jack on my iPhones less than a half dozen times.

I dont think I've ever used my jack.

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