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[–] EvilWizardManannan 2 points 43 points (+45|-2) ago 

This is less to do with streamlining the design of phones and everything to do with closing the so-called "analog hole" so your devices have no way to output a standard audio signal.

All their DRM and control of media is dead if you can just wire up a device to capture the analog output of your devices. Once we've accepted in on all our phones, computers, tablets, home A/V equipment will be next until we have nothing left for output connection options but heavily encrypted HDMI or whatever comes next that lets them remotely turn off your capability to view the media they don't agree with.

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[–] SocksOnCats 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

And before you pirates (like me) say “We’ll I’ll just pirate stuff behind a VPN and play it on a non OEM piece of software, keep in mind that the OS will be listening to what you play, auto-detect the title and artist, communicate that back to a server to find out if you have the rights to own and play said song, and then disallow it from playing. Think I’m kidding? Smart TVs can already determine what you’re watching by running native pixel detection algorithms. And currently they send that information out to be used for advertising. And then, if you try to use a computer or TV without an internet connection, said machine will lock up.

So it looks like we need to get back to the good old days of cassettes. Analog FTW.

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[–] vastrightwing 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You're not talking about Visio by any chance?

Or is it Samsung?

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[–] GoyimNose 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Wouldint custom OS solve this? As their as android remains open source could there really add in a hardware DRM for these things? I suppose intel did something kinda similar. I think the headphone jack is more about going with the manufacturing flow, like how we moved from cassett to dvd to direct file

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[–] drj2 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Holy shit

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[–] lustig1374 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

For now, you can get the analog output over USB C, you just need an adapter for it.

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[–] the_crimper 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's right. For now.

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[–] totes_magotes 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Bull-fucking-shit. How do you not understand that if they really wanted to, they could have branched off the lightning port with an analog which would then enforce DRM?

An american in china specifically added an analog port to an iphone without one and he had to branch off from the lightning port and it fit damn near perfectly.

So put down the fucking conspiracy sandwich once in a while, asshole.

Edit: here's the video detailing the entire process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utfbE3_uAMA

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[–] gazillions 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

I don't like the apple phone because it doesn't have a headphone jack but I have to have an apple, because I can't not have an apple.

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[–] TheTrigger 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago 

*tinfoil hat on*

This migration to exclusively using wireless headsets is all a ploy to get people to rely on proprietary bluetooth encoding standards, in an attempt to create yet another vector to intercept music piracy. 3.5mm audio jacks are the sole reason why all attempts to DRM music have failed spectacularly.

*tinfoil hat off*

2018: removing features is a feature now. Get used to it or fuck you.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Why are normies so braindead?

https://imgoat.com/uploads/2217062e9a/148524.gif

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[–] phoenix883 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Normies buy the newest stuff from a reputable manufacturer, so some of the reputation and glitter brushes off to them through ownership.

Reputation from others is the primary reason for purchase of at least two thirds of all consumer products.

Apple fans buy the newest iPhone and not use any protection against drop and scratch damage for the same reason inner city youth buys ridiculously expensive sneakers in prison white that get grey after a few weeks at most. Status among their peers

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[–] cdglow 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

2018: removing features is a feature now. Get used to it or fuck you.

I think phone manufacturers should consider making different models to capture different segments of the market so everybody is happy. I tend to use the analog output on my phone much more than bluetooth.

However, removing features can sometimes be a feature. The people who detract from this trend usually don't bring these points up.

Everything in design is a tradeoff. For instance, removing one extra hole in a phone case eliminates one potential place for water to leak through loose seals and is part of the reason why modern phones usually have a higher water resistance rating than older generations. Some people might value this more than analog output.

Or consider that saving 1-2% of the internal volume of the phone by eliminating this analog chip creates room for potentially other things like different processors or a slightly bigger battery or better heat dissipation or a slightly better supported frame so the phone is stronger, etc. There can be a lot gained by saving just a tiny bit of extra real estate here.

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[–] Reddiggoat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You're getting downvoted because your logic is hurting people's feelings. Keep it up.

The pixel dropped the 3.5mm jack for structural integrity reasons and I suspect other companies are doing it for the same. USB type C is a much narrower slot and areas with jacks will generally undergo much more stress over the product's lifetime than the rest of the device. IMO it's still a crap decision as I wouldn't give a fuck even if the 3.5mm jack area was slightly bigger, but that's our innovation in cellphones these days - thinner, lighter, more bloatware.

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[–] qotile 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Naturally I assume this is some sort of sinister Jewish plot, the only question is what precisely they hope to achieve. Your guess seems as good as any.

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[–] 13889833? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They're moving towards a system where you have to deposit 10 shekels directly to Israel before your audio output will turn on. Crafty fucking kikes.

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[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

2018: removing features is a feature now. Get used to it or fuck you.

It's an upgrade. Quit living in the past, man. /s

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[–] BlackGrapeDrank 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

hmm. force you to buy special earphone shit....sounds very Jewish

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[–] whatisbestinlife 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

destroy old headphones. only use iphone. only use itunes. only listen to what they give you.

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[–] Maroonsaint 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

Did you know Apple put trampolines outside their windows so the employees cause bounce around during their breaks. Apple is so awesome

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[–] rapedbyanape 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

Thanks apple

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[–] The_Venerable 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

because we need more people blasting their shit on speaker

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[–] weezkitty 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

99% of the time I hear someone listening to something through a speaker in public, it is shitty rap music

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[–] Silencedmajor 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

And 100% of the time they are a cunt.

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[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

When I hear/pass someone using speakerphone, I just say, "The drugs are in the trunk with the body." Odds are high that the mic will pick it up.

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[–] lbruiser 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Look, another phone I wont buy.

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[–] elcob32 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Why do the poll in the first place if you don't give a shit what the results are?

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[–] Blue333 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So you can pretend you care. It's PR 101.

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[–] ToFat2Fish 5 points 5 points (+10|-5) ago  (edited ago)

If your buying apple you're a retard.

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[–] EvilWizardManannan 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

This is an Android phone.

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[–] ToFat2Fish 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

I see thank you. Lucky the original statement still holds true. Your also a idiot if you buy this as well

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[–] Hand_of_Node 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

My buying apple? Sounds like a windows user.

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[–] ToFat2Fish 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

I dual boot apple fag

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[–] Proxima 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago 

When it comes to computers, however, if youre buying windows 10 youre retarded, especially if yihre a musician/artist using any sort of creative software - NONE of it works on windows 10, and linux doesnt support a lot of it too.

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[–] nament 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Where are you getting that information? Speaking for myself and many other artists I know, pretty much any pirated software works just fine on Win10.

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[–] Jagon 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Shill harder fanboy. Apples are just overpriced windows

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