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i just wish i had watched this video instead of the one about drilling into my skull to record my dreams.
 

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Of course, everyone gets suckered into buying a wireless headphone in this version, but you gotta be kidding me.
Nope, they COME wth new compatible headphones and an adapter. So right off the bat you have no choices. Anyways I prefer BT headphones anyways, especially while woking out. WHY deal with wires?
 

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Nope, they COME with new compatible headphones and an adapter. So right off the bat you have choices.
Good point, I forgot they were included.
 

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Typical Apple strategy. They bought Beats so you know they are just gearing up to make more money on the change. Same as their charging cables.

The Lightning cable that Apple now uses has been the source of long discussions across the industry and the market. This is because it contains a mysterious chip that allows the cable to work no matter how it is inserted into the port. Some are of the opinion that Apple is really using this chip because it ensures only Apple’s expensive cables work for devices and consumers cannot get by with purchasing a cheap imitation. However, usable imitations have already been made and will be soon found all across the internet for sale at only $5 a pop.

Yet, Google programmer Ken Shirrif reports that many UL standards have been disregarded in the design of the knockoff. Not only has it been made of lower quality parts and produces more electrical noise, but has the potential to damage the touchscreen and put the user at a risk for electrical shock. The hazards that the imitation iPhone 5 charger cords present may not be worth the money saved.

Nevertheless, it is hard to find justification for the high cost that Apple charges for their charging cables. The cables are made of better quality parts, but it has been estimated that the cost of these parts is only $1 more per cable than the price of the parts used in the knockoffs. However, Apple charges a whopping $30 per cable.
 

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Nope, they COME wth new compatible headphones and an adapter. So right off the bat you have no choices. Anyways I prefer BT headphones anyways, especially while woking out. WHY deal with wires?
I don't like my BT headphones for some reason. I thought I would prefer not having the wires but but the little inline unit for the battery and volume controls drives me crazy. Maybe they are just in a bad spot on this version.
 

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Nope. There's Apple headphones for $29 that plug into the Lightning connector (and of course other companies are making Lightning headphones too, with more to come):[/FONT]

EarPods with Lightning Connector - Apple

Best Lightning headphones 2016: 'Phones for iPhones - Pocket-lint


Plus, there's always adapters... which are quite cheap.
And make your audio sound like azz


Course what is funny is that none of these tech outlets covering this story have EVER EVER interviewed someone who worked in audio about it. If they did, people would know that for 10+ years Apple Powerbook/Macbook/iPhone/iPod/etc gear have universally had badly soldered 3.5mm jacks resulting in bad grounding. Simply having the device plugged in and charging was enough to induce a ton of noise on the audio output. For most normal uses with a crummy pair of earbuds it might escape notice.....but when you need to apply gain to the signal and feed it into a speaker wedge/system....Yuck. You have to own some expensive hardware to clean it up and make it usable.
 

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And make your audio sound like azz


Course what is funny is that none of these tech outlets covering this story have EVER EVER interviewed someone who worked in audio about it. If they did, people would know that for 10+ years Apple Powerbook/Macbook/iPhone/iPod/etc gear have universally had badly soldered 3.5mm jacks resulting in bad grounding. Simply having the device plugged in and charging was enough to induce a ton of noise on the audio output. For most normal uses with a crummy pair of earbuds it might escape notice.....but when you need to apply gain to the signal and feed it into a speaker wedge/system....Yuck. You have to own some expensive hardware to clean it up and make it usable.
I noticed this the other day in the garage. It wasn't an apple product but the sound was real bad. I had the tablet plugged into a typical stereo system.
 

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