/2016/09/all_work_and_no_headphone_jack

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anonymous:
>Nilay’s review is going to age about as well as a 2007 review of the original iPhone that devoted the same amount of time to the lack of a hardware keyboard.

I see it more like the complaining about 9 years of the 30-pin connector finally moving to Lightning. It wasn't long until people stopped screaming *the sky is falling*.
5:14 am — Thursday, 15 September 2016
Mmmmmmm:
Where are the usual narcissist attention whore comments? Where are the usual Anti-Gruber comments? So boring without them.

Anyway, Nilay's review is just slightly undertone so that not to disturb the egomaniac Android community.
5:30 am — Thursday, 15 September 2016
Reader #3:
Gruber is mad that he's talking alot about the headphone jack instead of the new black color.
5:39 am — Thursday, 15 September 2016
To Be Fair:
Gruber really is a knobhead.
6:09 am — Thursday, 15 September 2016
anonymous:
>Anyway, Nilay's review is just slightly undertone so that not to disturb the egomaniac Android community.

He gives it a 9.0 and the Note 7 a 9.3 rating.

Ignoring the recall and fire issue as that wasn't a factor during his review, the poor performance and poor quality of the Note 7 should easily given it a mediocre rating, and certainly not above what Apple has done with the iPhone 7 series.
6:28 am — Thursday, 15 September 2016
anonymous:
Yeah, because what the general public are really interested in is 4000 FUCKING WORDS ABOUT THE COLOR BLACK

Jesus Christ, this guy... the combination of hypocrisy, delusion, corporate sycophancy and utter assholerly is just astounding
7:43 am — Thursday, 15 September 2016
anonymous:
>The problem with Bluetooth isn’t Apple. The problem is Bluetooth. It sucks.

Yet somehow Grubes thinks the shift to wireless headphones came at the right time, despite the fact that bluetooth "sucks."

Can't even stay on message anymore. Maybe he ought to lay off the martinis.
10:01 am — Thursday, 15 September 2016
John Gruber:
Thanks for the comments people.. keep reading my site cos it makes me a lot of money so I can spend more time writing for you.
11:59 am — Thursday, 15 September 2016
anonymous:
> A (partial!) selection of sentences containing the word “headphone” from Nilay Patel’s review of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for The Verge:

Let me get this straight - Jon is calling another writer out for being too verbose?

Ok John.
12:36 pm — Thursday, 15 September 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
The problem with Grubs is he lives in the rich world. People in the real world can't spend $200 on fucking wireless headphones. They also actual travel and will need that head phone jack.

Stop shilling Grubs.
2:40 pm — Thursday, 15 September 2016
anonymous:
the problem with bluetooth isn't that it sucks intrinsically, it's that every manufacturer, pre-W1 apple included, used the same reference firmware in their bluetooth chips. I have no doubt bluetooth can be good, it's just that nobody cared enough to fix it.
8:07 pm — Thursday, 15 September 2016
anonymous:
>The problem with Grubs is he lives in the rich world. People in the real world can't spend $200 on fucking wireless headphones


That's why they buy $800 phones
10:13 pm — Thursday, 15 September 2016
Grubmerica:
I'd certainly care about how well my review of a phone that comes out every year will "age".

Let's go back and read website reviews about the iPhone 3GS!
11:03 pm — Thursday, 15 September 2016
chas_m:
Patel manages to make Gruber's tendency for up-his-own-arsery concise and engaging, it's true, and the kicker is that he concludes -- despite whining about this for ages -- that the lack of a headphone jack will not really affect most of his listening (since its already wireless) and for that bit where it does, keeping the adapter permanently attached to that pair of headphones probably solves the risk of loss (nobody here is, apparently, an adult who can keep track of small things -- hopefully none of them have kids!).

I'm apparently one of those rich idiots who can buy my iPhone outright and spend $200 or more on headphones (ie, I have a job that isn't in the service industry). I have several pairs of headphones: several "free" pairs that came with the various iPhones I've had over the years, two different Bluetooth models for walking/running, a noise-cancelling pair for air travel, and a "reference" headphone set for serious listening at home. As far as I know, and I don't know every pair of headphones in the world, but high-quality headphones from most makers seem to retail for around or at least $200.

This move affects me and my small family of headphones ... not at all. In part because I'm not getting a new iPhone this year (unless work gets me one), but mostly because I, like Patel, mostly use BT headphones, and because if I had an iPhone 7, I would keep the adapter attached to the wired headphones I prefer to use. Sure, it's probably worth it to spend another $9 on a second one in case of momentary stupidity or children, but I don't have the latter and the former only occurs very occasionally. :)
12:41 am — Saturday, 17 September 2016
Erstwhile:
@anonymous: It's possible that the Platonic ideal of Bluetooth doesn't suck, but in practice, Bluetooth sucks. It's like Android: the old versions everyone is actually using suck, but the new version is totally just as good as ios, we mean it this time.
3:37 am — Saturday, 17 September 2016
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