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Comment Re:Why is everyone obsessed about headphone jack (Score 1) 551

So do all of the gazillions of adapters that hordes of people use that you can pick up at the checkout in vast numbers of stores... yet for me at least they get the job done.

Not certain it matters if apple endorses something for it to be useful for a particular person.

Comment Re:Why is everyone obsessed about headphone jack (Score 1) 551

I have an old connector to lightning connector for my car. It just stays there and if one of my kids wants to plug in their device. they just pull of the adapter part.
Best of both worlds.

You will just need a lightning connector that has an audio out and charger.
You will be golden. Netflixing down the road at a furious pace.

Comment Re:Why is everyone obsessed about headphone jack (Score 1) 551

Well not entering road rage mode is a good thing at least.
Although... I think I could get Netflix rage with a 3 second delay in an Acura.... that would drive me flippin' nuts.
Might tip me over the edge all on its own.

Much harder to watch Zombie Apocalypse if zombies are growling 3 seconds after they have already attacked.

Comment Re:Because they don't care (Score 1) 551

"Why not just load a revolver with one bullet, spin the barrel, point at your phone and pull the trigger?"

That is funny.
Anyhow. They make one and other people will as well. There is a market for such things.

I use non-apple licensed stuff every day in my phone.
Lots of people I know do as well. Chargers, car chargers, USB lightning cables. Adapters of all sorts.
Could there be some problems? .... I have yet to have a problem, but I do hear of some problems now and again.

It is not nearly so melodramatic as Russian Roulette.

Comment Re:Why is everyone obsessed about headphone jack (Score 1) 551

Apparently it can affect Volkswagen as well and others.
Some guy in one of the threads said his Passat had the same problem, but his wife Kia had no problem.
Go figure.

Cool thing is over time things get better. Don't know why Honda seems to be not moving on the issue, but I am sure they will at some point.
Probably just need a firmware update or some sort.

An now it seems with the newer bluetooth there is a protocol that delivers true 16 bit CD quality sound essentially, but still you can get better 24 bit sound only over lightning.
At least in a car this may not matter, but would in a high end home audio setting.

Comment Re:Why is everyone obsessed about headphone jack (Score 1) 551

Seems like a longstanding issue with Honda/Acura in a brief search. Perhaps they still haven't fixed the issue.

http://www.crvownersclub.com/f...
and....
http://www.9thgencivic.com/for...
and.....
http://empegbbs.com/ubbthreads...

"FWIW I think I've found the bug in Honda's code. When the Honda sends a "Service Search Attribute Request" for the "Audio Source" service on my phone it's omitting the UUID. The UUID is required. As a result, my phone responds with "Unknown service" and ends up transmitting all audio as generic data.

With the other devices I've tested, the UUID is there, my phone responds with the required information for the Audio Service, and all music gets streamed using RTP (Real Time Protocol)."

Seems like there are other car makes that can have the problem as well, but it is not an inherent Bluetooth issue it seems to me. It seems more like a problem originating with the car makers and their implementation of Bluetooth in their audio systems.

Comment Re:No added value (Score 1) 551

I think maybe apple is lagging, but still the vast bulk of phones on the market are. Apple really doesn't tend to lead the market in most cases. I haven't found them to be trend setters as most innovation seems to be from the phone makers who are struggling for a foothold.
Once people start wanting something in large enough numbers it seems to become available from Apple.

Not really surprising there.

Solid improvements over time, but nothing grand.

Comment Re:Why is everyone obsessed about headphone jack (Score 1) 551

Well it seems likely that it is more an issue with the hardware in the car. Perhaps they use ancient bluetooth components instead of what is available today.
The stuff being put on the market today seems to not have the lag you are talking about which is nice.
Car makers are more prone to use chinzy tech to cut corners.
Have you found the same lag on higher end cars by chance?

Do the 5-6 cars you found to have this issue also have a hard connector?
If so then you could still stick with wired sound via an adapter I suppose.
I saw that someone makes a lightning adapter that will allow you to connect the sound and also charge at the same time.

Comment Re:Why is everyone obsessed about headphone jack (Score 1) 551

But there is an adapter that allows one to plug into headphones and charge at the same time so you can drive listen to wired audio and charge your phone.

Without the wired connector there is more flexibility in design, perhaps an ability to increase water and dust resistance and more room for a greater battery perhaps.
So likely a better class of phones over the long haul. One less 50 year old legacy product is a good thing in my view.

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