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A Trained Chimp:
Wow, really? Seems like a pretty reasonable question to me. Intelligent people ask questions like "Why?".
5:27 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
anonymous:
> gorgeous X-ray photography of Apple’s headphone jack dongle

jesus christ
5:50 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
gruber circlejerk:
> If you have to ask “Why did they do it?”, you just don’t get Apple.

Wow, great analysis on a throwaway line at the end of a good article, John.
5:57 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
Hans Gruber:
>Why did they do it?

Motherfucking money!

>Was it worth it?

Not for consumers!

>Will other manufacturers copy it?

I hope not!

>If you have to ask “Why did they do it?”, you just don’t get Apple.

Oh we get it. Apple is all about the profits. Gruber is a lemming, sheep, shill, sycophant...

Courage? More like a bullshit money grab.
6:21 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
Hans Gruber:
If Apple really cared about consumers they would have used USB-C.
6:25 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
ass:
It's simple, iFixit doesn't get Apple.
6:35 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Oh we get Apple. And this seems out of character for them. Of course, we aren't shills making a million a year either.
7:20 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
Clinton is the man!:
Why'd they do it? Because the have the big balls, that's why.

Who builds smart cables? Apple does.
7:59 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
Clinton is the man!:
Oh, and the chip also handles the lighting-side communication; it's not just a DAC.
8:03 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
anonymous:
>>Why did they do it?

>Motherfucking money!

well it's free in the box, so they're not really making money on it.
1:43 am — Sunday, 9 October 2016
Hans Gruber:
>well it's free in the box, so they're not really making money on it.

Any manufacturer who wants to make Lightning headphones needs to pay Apple for the license to do so.

9:54 pm — Sunday, 9 October 2016
ohm:
I've not conducted extensive tests, but the adapter outputs more ring as seen on 30Hz and 300Hz square waves than does the output of a regular iPhone 6. But it also outputs a more stable signal under load, which deviates very little in stereo separation and THD/IMD when driving typical high-end earphones from Campfire Audio and Earsonics among others.

I'm relatively pleased; for the price, I should be ecstatic. I think for Joe Everyman, the adapter should prove capable, if cumbersome. Audiophiles may cry a bit here and there, but I think it will, under blind listening, prove more than up to the task.
6:09 am — Monday, 10 October 2016
enough already:
> Any manufacturer who wants to make Lightning headphones needs to pay Apple for the license to do so.

ding ding ding
5:24 pm — Wednesday, 12 October 2016
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