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It's not a cash grab, the audio jack is an analog port while Type C/Lightning are digital. Headphone manufacturers can now add DACs directly to the headset instead of using the builtin DAC. Every headset we will pickup will have it's own unique sound.
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Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer View Post

It's not a cash grab, the audio jack is an analog port while Type C/Lightning are digital. Headphone manufacturers can now add DACs directly to the headset instead of using the builtin DAC. Every headset we will pickup will have it's own unique sound.

Most people I see use the analog out from the iPhone with an extra stupid dongle, if you want digital out you could still use the Type C/Lighting even if there was a headphone jack.

This was a decision from Apple to limit consumer choice to try to make the garden walls higher and push people to buy their Air Pods. Probably also saving money on the BOM.

Any phone without a headphone jack is a no buy for me. It was very disappointing to see Google also remove the headphone jack on the Pixel 2 while also pushing their $160 bluetooth headset.
Edited by Asmodian - 10/20/17 at 8:37am
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Originally Posted by Asmodian View Post

Most people I see use the analog out from the iPhone with an extra stupid dongle, if you want digital out you could still use the Type C/Lighting even if there was a headphone jack.

This was a decision from Apple to limit consumer choice to try to make the garden walls higher and push people to buy their Air Pods. Probably also saving money on the BOM.

Any phone without a headphone jack is a no buy for me. It was very disappointing to see Google also remove the headphone jack on the Pixel 2 while also pushing their $160 bluetooth headset.

Anyone know why the Pixel 2 is now jackless?
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Anyone know why the Pixel 2 is now jackless?

For the same reason the iPhone has been? It is easier to make a slimmer phone while saving money on the BOM and pushing people to buy $160 accessories. Google wanted in on it too.
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Anyone know why the Pixel 2 is now jackless?

Because HTC makes the Pixel phones. They are a pioneer in high end audio. First to introduce audio via the Type C port with the HTC 10 thumb.gif
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Because HTC makes the Pixel phones. They are a pioneer in high end audio. First to introduce audio via the Type C port with the HTC 10 thumb.gif
I wonder where are all the audiophiles who asked them to remove the headphone jack?
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Because HTC makes the Pixel phones. They are a pioneer in high end audio. First to introduce audio via the Type C port with the HTC 10 thumb.gif

None of the Type-C headphones I have seen have had nice DACs and amps. Do people really think the headphones should have the DAC and amp in them?
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I'm sorry but the taptic engine did not need to be that big,
there is plenty of space for that and a headphone jack.

Its a cash grab and we all know it.

Also it looks like they made the usb port take up less space in this version of the phone.
Image below its bigger and has 3.5mm, they couldve easily compressed the size of both

https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/kUcLXEG5IkWMVrSB.medium

Really?!?!

Please, tell us how Apple should have engineered their hardware better.

I am sure the electrical engineers that developed the technology are just dying to hear your input!
    
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Please, tell us how Apple should have engineered their hardware better.

Well it is obviously a design choice, Apple could have figured out how to put in a headphone jack if they wanted to.

Do you really think the choice was simply hardware design limitations or do you believe being able to sell more $160 AirPods also factored into the decision to remove it?
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None of the Type-C headphones I have seen have had nice DACs and amps. Do people really think the headphones should have the DAC and amp in them?

Yes they should, only a few manufacturers actually cared about the DAC inside the phone(HTC) They'll have dedicated applications along with equalizers for their specific headset.
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