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What the hell is with the use of courage? What does courage changes everything even specify? It's a car.

http://www.porsche.com/microsite/panamera/usa.aspx?utm_campaign=PCNA_Newsletter_08-2016&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email#issue/3/e-hybrid
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Thread Starter 
Gruber has a good take on the courage thing:

http://daringfireball.net/2016/09/courage
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Why would somebody spend all that money for crapass plastic headphones. You could get Shure SE215s for less and use the damn adapter. 

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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

Gruber has a good take on the courage thing:

http://daringfireball.net/2016/09/courage

I don't know why he gets into the FLASH analogy when as he admits the headphone jack is not a harmful technology. The headphone jack was and is perfectly fine.

Maybe this will push wireless headphones, but I find this a weak excuse for removing the jack at this stage. How much better would it have been if Apple invented a new low-power wireless standard that blew the doors off of Bluetooth? An open one that they released into the wild and let all the players implement it. Instead they remove the headphone jack and give us $159 headphones that use plain old Bluetooth with a little "secret sauce" mixed in. I'm sorry but until Bluetooth becomes worlds better it won't be a true replacement for wires.
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Because they're wireless. No one really knows what the sound quality is like just yet.
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Because they're wireless. No one really knows what the sound quality is like just yet.

I'd love to be pleasantly surprised but let's keep in mind that headphones are an area that Apple doesn't have the best track record with. Besides they are not even based off the up an coming Bluetooth 5.0 tech. Just plain old Bluetooth 4.0 with some tweaks from Apple.
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

The headphone jack was and is perfectly fine.

"Perfectly fine" is not what Apple aims for.
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

"Perfectly fine" is not what Apple aims for.

What they are aiming for will either downgrade potential sound quality or force the user to buy an adapter to charge their phone while listening to music. All in a new phone model the same exact size and shape of the old model that didn't have these sacrifices.
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No one really knows what the sound quality is like just yet.

 

I think it's pretty safe to say the sound quality is going to be way below wired headphones in the same price range. 

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I think it's pretty safe to say the sound quality is going to be way below wired headphones in the same price range. 

You're probably right. I'm still going to buy them as long as reviews say the sound quality surpasses the EarPods.
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Well the good news is that they bought Beats - so we know that they've acquired the means to produce headphones that are high qualit....ah, never mind
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A bit too early to tell how the Beats brand will become under Apple. They certainly have the means to produce hardware with high quality sound...
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At least the 7 wont catch fire... like the Samsung.

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