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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.

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