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To Be Fair:
>The pre-production ones I have have had a few glitches

Funny how you never mentioned that before.

They're fucking headphones, for fuck's sake. They can't make something as simple as headphones without bugs??
8:42 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
anonymous:
Your alias keeps getting more ironic.

What's *simple* about designing and building an entirely new chip that will make Bluetooth a simple and seemless experience for users? What's *simple* about intelligent headphones that use IR and motion sensors to know which earpiece(s) is(are) in use? What's *simple* about having the BT setup be synced across devices connected via iCloud so that setting up on a single device will make instantly usable on another device?
8:47 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
anonymous:
Why is any of that needed? They sure are complicating things in an effort to make it simpler.
8:52 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
To Be Fair:
>What's simple about designing and building an entirely new chip that will make Bluetooth a simple and seemless experience for users?

Nothing is simple about it. But it's unlikely that Apple will actually achieve that goal, as these bugs demonstrate.

>What's simple about designing and building an entirely new chip that will make Bluetooth a simple and seemless experience for users?

Nothing is simple about it, but there's absolutely no reason to do it. It's a solution looking for a problem.

>What's simple about having the BT setup be synced across devices connected via iCloud so that setting up on a single device will make instantly usable on another device?

See above. It's not necessary, and adds pointless complexity that has many failure points. They're fucking headphones.

8:55 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
To Be Fair:
CORRECTION:

Second block quote was supposed to be:

>What's simple about intelligent headphones that use IR and motion sensors to know which earpiece(s) is(are) in use?
8:56 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
ano:
good thing they killed the fucking headphone jack
10:06 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
anonymous:
Seriously, fuck Cook!
10:07 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
anonymous:
I continue to be relieved to know that Apple does not have a software quality problem.
10:41 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
anonymous:
you're right, TBF, why do anything hard? let's just stick with wired headphones. while we're at it, let's stick with PS/2 for mice and keyboards, they worked just fine. no one needs that new USB crap, it's just a solution looking for a problem. same with HDMI, VGA worked fine for me.

you're all fucking idiots. it's not like airpods technology could set the stage for something even better, down the line.
11:23 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
anonymous:
ope that faggot gets aids and dies and apple is lead by someone with some brains.

cook is definitely the root cause for apple's shocking decline.
11:55 pm — Wednesday, 26 October 2016
toolshed:
Reckon they want to ship with active noise cancelation and it's proving tricky.
4:20 am — Thursday, 27 October 2016
Ailurus:
I'd call this pretty much a disaster for Airpods- this means everyone who buys an iPhone 7 through to whenever will either have to buy a third party case with a headphone jack, or third-party BT earphones without all the Apple magic that might make the pairing process not suck.

If you're gonna rip out a port surely you have a good alternative to that functionality ready to go, right?

Also, if it turns out the batteries in these things are exploding and Apple can't figure out why, I will NEVER stop laughing.
9:43 am — Thursday, 27 October 2016
knowitall:
i cant wait to hear the silence from all the haters when these are released in a few months time and everyone just loves them and they work.

Just like all the crap haters have spewed in the past. Why make maps? Why the attena? Why retina? Wheres my floppy disk? Wheres my horse and cart? Whats wrong with a sun dial, it works dammit?

some humans beings cant understand what going forward means...
10:04 am — Thursday, 27 October 2016
anonymous:
> If you're gonna rip out a port surely you have a good alternative to that functionality ready to go, right?

you mean like the lightning -> 3.5mm adapter that's included with every iphone 7? or maybe the lightning earpods that are included with every iphone 7?
10:12 am — Thursday, 27 October 2016
To Be Fair:
>you mean like the lightning -> 3.5mm adapter that's included with every iphone 7?

Using an adapter is not a *good* alternative to a headphone jack.

>or maybe the lightning earpods that are included with every iphone 7?

EarPods are shit. They are not a good alternative to decent headphones.
11:39 am — Thursday, 27 October 2016
My Optional Name:
>Using an adapter is not a good alternative to a headphone jack.

Then define "alternative". When you do so, take into account the rationale for why the jack was taken out (to make more room for battery and other shit), and explain how this alternative you propose addresses that need AND is "better" than the existing workarounds. Come on... we're all anxious to see your engineering expertise at work here.
5:22 pm — Thursday, 27 October 2016
ass:
Shouldn't need a workaround at all. Perhaps they should've gotten airpods ready before removing the jack.
5:48 pm — Thursday, 27 October 2016
To Be Fair:
> When you do so, take into account the rationale for why the jack was taken out (to make more room for battery and other shit),

That was not the rationale for it. The removal of the jack makes no meaningful difference to interior space.

The reason was to fuck with users and push their overpriced AirPods and Beats headphones.

There was no need to remove the headphone jack. Funny how every other phone manages to have one, including the Google Pixel, and the iPhone 6S.
6:21 pm — Thursday, 27 October 2016
Hans Gruber:
If the headphone jack is old tech, dead tech, and too bulky then why does it still exist in the brand new Mac Pro?

Why is there no lightning port on the brand new Mac Pro if lightning is the future and is so amazing and magical?

Space considerations are at the same premium on both products.

No matter what headphones anyone chooses to use, they will need a dongle of some sort to use them with both a brand new Mac Pro and a brand new iPhone.

I call bullshit. Courage my ass Phil. Bullshit is more like it. A big steaming pile of fucking bullshit.

Welcome to the brave new future!

Dongles! So brave. Such courage.

Apple can go fuck themselves with their shitty dongles.
4:30 am — Friday, 28 October 2016
Hans Gruber:
Of course you can always use blue tooth headphones if you want yet another thing to keep charged, love shitty sound, love out of sync audio with your video and games and love overpaying for an under performing product.

4:37 am — Friday, 28 October 2016
anonymous:
> If the headphone jack is old tech, dead tech, and too bulky then why does it still exist in the brand new Mac Pro?

you mean the macbook pro? maybe because it's a damn sight larger than a phone.

as for why they didn't put a lightning port on it - because then you'd get jackasses their phone chargers into their laptops, and wondering why nothing was happening.
8:39 am — Friday, 28 October 2016
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