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post #2641 of 3195
Interesting point that Apple's system is almost certainly recompressing your music. No way the wireless audio is lossless, and possibly not whatever format the lightning port is using.

So instead of your mp3 getting decoded and sent to the DAC, it is getting transcoded to some other lossy format first. And in the case of most wireless headphones, probably getting decoded by a DAC that is optimized for battery life, small size, and low latency rather than quality.

But here why it doesn't matter: everyone else is doing it too. Maybe they haven't fallen on the headphone thing yet, but the other manufacturers are still playing all of the same games Ive is engaged with. Thinner phones with no battery life that demand a thicker case for protection. Camera parts that stick out so that level of thin can be achieved. Bloated width and height accommodate larger screens that make one hand use difficult. It is all there at Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc.

People will keep buying the iPhone because they are already locked in to the ecosystem and what are they going to do? Switch to an Android phone that has the exact same problems (except for the headphone jack)? Use an old iphone forever? Might as well just suck up the stupid design decisions. If not for the 7, then for whatever comes next.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

but it isn't anymore outdated than buttons, and apple still has 4 of those on the phone.

 

Just give Jony a couple more years :)

post #2643 of 3195
Despite the bitching all over the Internet, I wonder how many of us are waiting for 12:01 PT.
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post #2645 of 3195
^ seems like a satirical video a 6th grade dropout would find funny.
post #2646 of 3195
It was mildly amusing.

I'm intrigued by the dual camera in the 7 plus, but the rest is meh.
post #2647 of 3195
The 7 is what the 6s should have been (plus a headphone jack).

Maybe it is time to start slowing down release cycles?
post #2648 of 3195
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

The 7 is what the 6s should have been (plus a headphone jack).

Maybe it is time to start slowing down release cycles?

The 6S was a fine upgrade. I would also argue that if you ignore the fact they didn't change the body of the phone and the removal of the headphone jack issue, the 7 is a great update to the line.
post #2649 of 3195
Already 3 minutes late. First world problems suck.
post #2650 of 3195
Pre ordered my jet black 128 plus but it was unavailable already the moment it was back up wtf.
post #2651 of 3195
Is there something mentally ill over there?

post #2652 of 3195
Thread Starter 
Matte black 128 gb iPhone 7 on the way.

I've been living in 16 gb iPhone hell for the past year. Can't wait.
post #2653 of 3195
In two to four years, the single charging port will be gone as well. All in the name of being, "revolutionary," in wireless charging. No vulnerable points, aesthetic beauty all around, or whatever PR ask Tim to spew out during the keynote. As for music and movies on your phone? fuck all your non iTunes files.
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post #2654 of 3195
For being the largest publicly traded company, being a tech company, and being a Si valley company, the level of incompetence is quite amazing for something as simple as load balancing servers for a product launch.
post #2655 of 3195
Thread Starter 
Hmm what carrier? Sounds like the problem is the carrier's systems based on the error message you posted?

Wondering if I should have got the jet black. It looks amazing but I think the fingerprints/scratches would make me nuts.
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