12-17-2019 09:23 AM
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  1. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The other thing that comes to mind is does this impact the ability to use wired headphones?
    It sure is a good way to boost AirPod sales.
    milleniumdroid likes this.
    12-11-2019 08:16 AM
  2. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    It sure is a good way to boost AirPod sales.
    Well, or the sales of any other BT headphones/earbuds.
    eric002 likes this.
    12-11-2019 09:13 AM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    It sure is a good way to boost AirPod sales.
    Or decrease iPhone sales.
    Kirstein Gourlay and eric002 like this.
    12-11-2019 10:01 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Or decrease iPhone sales.
    Oh, I think this is a stupid move. I should have added that I was being sarcastic and cynical...lol
    12-12-2019 08:04 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Well, or the sales of any other BT headphones/earbuds.
    To echo a little what I said to @TgeekB, that was meant to be sarcasm and cynicism. Why provide headphones in the box when you can charge a premium for your own wireless ones?

    Or better yet: Start combining the 2 in the same box, and raise the price by the amount of the buds?
    12-12-2019 08:07 AM
  6. Mooncatt's Avatar
    To echo a little what I said to @TgeekB, that was meant to be sarcasm and cynicism. Why provide headphones in the box when you can charge a premium for your own wireless ones?

    Or better yet: Start combining the 2 in the same box, and raise the price by the amount of the buds?
    Knowing Apple, they will lock it down so only their buds work with the phone, and no other headsets/buds. Then sell them bundled, but increase the price by the cost of the buds plus an extra 20% since it's either their way or the highway.
    12-12-2019 08:30 AM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    since it's either their way or the highway
    If that's the choice, I'll take Route 66.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    12-12-2019 09:02 AM
  8. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    Knowing Apple, they will lock it down so only their buds work with the phone, and no other headsets/buds. Then sell them bundled, but increase the price by the cost of the buds plus an extra 20% since it's either their way or the highway.
    Well, Apple's airpod chip has been reverse engineered and cloned by the Chinese...
    12-12-2019 09:06 AM
  9. eric002's Avatar
    The problem with AirPods just like any other Apple product, is if you use it with Android or any non-apple device, it'll function but not fully function. That's the lockdown closed off ecosystem.
    12-12-2019 12:12 PM
  10. Ahrix KyukoWolf's Avatar
    When Apple took out the headphone jack from the iPhone X that was bound to get people worried but when you decide to take away something so vital like a charging port, then you might be screwed if you have that new upcoming iPhone because if you had both and one way of charging fails, then you have the other way, but when you have a not so normal and 100% certain way to charge the device (hint the new iPhone) and no headphone jack of any sort. Then that means its more or less a brick with crappier specs and that piece of garbage belongs in the iTrash XD
    I would just consider moving to android and I mean I've always been an android user, my cousin had me try her iPhone out and I honestly don't like it. It doesn't seem right to me.
    12-13-2019 08:08 AM
  11. justafew's Avatar
    Why would they do this? I feel like a lot of people still like to charge in the car and I don't have a wireless charger there. Unless it's built into the car, most wireless charger holders for the car are not my thing. To be honest I only use wireless charging at night, otherwise I'm always plugging into a power bank or my car. It's not really convenient to be using a wireless charger if using the phone at the same time either.
    Agreed and not only that, but if I'm somewhere w/o access to a wall plug for an extended period, then I wouldn't just need a battery pack and a cable, but a wireless charger as well.
    12-13-2019 08:11 AM
  12. Ten Four's Avatar
    Aargh! Everyone does tend to follow Apple's lead on this type of stuff. I see it as a move to force people to buy chargers. I already have a large variety of cables and USB C charge blocks, making it so that I can leave them in strategic places and not have to carry around a pile of crap along with my phone. Wireless chargers will just not be as convenient in places like airplanes, or on transit, or when simply needing a quick top up while eating lunch at a crowded restaurant.
    eric002 likes this.
    12-13-2019 08:13 AM
  13. Tony Vargas's Avatar
    That's just not convenient. What about people who need to charge in their car? Gonna need Gonna need several wireless charges then. And what about Apple Car Play? How would you connect?
    Golfdriver97 and TgeekB like this.
    12-13-2019 08:20 AM
  14. bonedatt's Avatar
    It's unfortunate, but at the end of the day, we'll buy whatever the manufacturers give us and we'll find a way to adapt. Let's stop pretending like we have a say in this. iOS users don't have any other option as Apple is the only manufacturer that uses that OS. Android users may have options but really, how many Samsung users will switch to a Huawei, LG, hTc, Xiaomi, Oneplus, Motorola, Nokia, Oppo, Google, Sony, or Asus device or vice versa? Brand loyalty is real. It's stupid but it's a thing, and when your favorite brand doesn't provide what you want, you make excuses for them and then guess what... You adapt!
    12-13-2019 08:51 AM
  15. blindguy's Avatar
    I wouldn't want to lose the USB connectivity as an OS recovery option.
    12-13-2019 09:26 AM
  16. Ten Four's Avatar
    Brand loyalty is real. It's stupid but it's a thing,
    I don't think it's that strong on the Android side of things. Sure, iPhone lovers are unlikely to switch if they lose wired charging, but there are so many options on the Android side I strongly suspect a lot of people might think twice about purchasing a new phone that also requires them to purchase a new set of peripherals for charging.
    Golurk likes this.
    12-13-2019 10:54 AM
  17. JCforsure's Avatar
    I'd never buy Apple, but in terms of the question I just bought a Samsung S10+ a few weeks back with a wireless charger and I have yet to connect anything to the port. If I want to move large amounts of data, I'd just use the sdcard(something missing in Apple), otherwise I'm fine with wifi transfers. So really it comes down to the reliability of a cable charge vs wireless - how often would either of those fail? That's the main question. I do think with every year connectors will become fewer and fewer and they will become as redundant as a serial port.
    12-14-2019 09:20 AM
  18. Golurk's Avatar
    USB C is superior to the Lightning connector (faster charging and data transfer). Why bother scrapping cable charging, causing immense consumer dissatisfaction when they could simply replace Lightning with USB-C, which is already on their MacBooks and iPads and superior?
    12-17-2019 08:51 AM
  19. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Why bother scrapping cable charging, causing immense consumer dissatisfaction...
    Because "Apple."
    12-17-2019 09:14 AM
  20. Golurk's Avatar
    Because "Apple."
    I hope that they don’t think that this is going to work just because their decision to scrap the headphone jack didn’t go insanely bad for them. Bluetooth earphones were and are just as good as traditional ones...plus you could always get a cheap converter (dongle).

    With cable vs wireless charging, cable is faster, more versatile and arguably as convenient (try wireless charging in a car or anywhere other than on a still flat surface). Wireless charging is still quite slow...plus there is no converter.

    As for potential revenue to make from it...wireless chargers (especially the good ones) are already made by everybody. Heck, I don’t think Apple even makes a wireless charger ever since AirPower was cancelled.
    12-17-2019 09:19 AM
  21. eric002's Avatar
    I hope that they don’t think that this is going to work just because their decision to scrap the headphone jack didn’t go insanely bad for them. Bluetooth earphones were and are just as good as traditional ones...plus you could always get a cheap converter (dongle).

    With cable vs wireless charging, cable is faster, more versatile and arguably as convenient (try wireless charging in a car or anywhere other than on a still flat surface). Wireless charging is still quite slow...plus there is no converter.

    As for potential revenue to make from it...wireless chargers (especially the good ones) are already made by everybody. Heck, I don’t think Apple even makes a wireless charger ever since AirPower was cancelled.
    Completely agree with you. Furthermore, wireless charging is a cool concept but you can't use your phone wherever you want to. For example, in bed. Wired charging will always be faster. when I used to have my older Galaxy s8, I bought the Samsung wireless charging stand for it. It was an okay idea. However, I didn't really see the fun of wirelessly charging my phone after a few weeks or a month of actually using the charging stand.
    12-17-2019 09:23 AM
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