Headphone jack on the bottom

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talon90

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I haven't seen a lot of discussion about the move on Apple's part to relocate the headphone jack to the bottom next to the dock connector. I for one am thrilled they finally did this. I use my phone outdoors in all sorts of weather.

Ever since I learned about the moisture sensors, I've been paranoid about a stray rain drop finding its way in to the jack opening. As such, I've been more or less forced in to using a case like an Otterbox or Survivor case that has a port cover for the headphone jack. Sadly, I much prefer the lighterweight / less bulk cases like bumpers or gell type combo silicone and polycarbonate like the Griffin Reveal cases. This will finally give me a chance to use those types of cases without the paranoia.

I was in Best Buy yesterday talking to the associate in the mobile phone department and he was commenting that a lot of customers have been complaining about this move on Apple's part.

What say you?
 

Josh Yates

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Jul 14, 2007
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#4
Not an issue. I suppose I like it because now the wires don't have to hang weird in the car when it's in a window mount. Other than that, not a big deal either way.
 

imutter

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#5
HATE IT!
I already posted a few times about it.
I use my phone in the jeep and use this
cassette tape adapter
I also have a charger plugged in.
Now the carholder I use has
some adjustable holder pieces
........
having your phone in a slide
in pocket (purse or jeans etc)
you have to use it upside down
In a dock charger you couldn't listen with headphones at the same time.

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ZR_Yancy

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Jul 11, 2008
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#6
I like it. When I'm looking at my iPhone while holding it in my hand listening to music, I usually insert the iPhone top down into my pocket. The headphone port is in a more convenient location at this point. When I reach into my pocket to take my iPhone out, it will be right side up in my hand. If I'm at my desk listening to music through my earpods, I usually lay my iPhone on my desk so I can easily read things on the screen. Having the headphone port on top always caused the cord to be in the way. Moving the headphone port to the bottom keeps the cord out of the way when the phone sits on my desk. I think it's a good move.
 
#13
I like it. When I'm looking at my iPhone while holding it in my hand listening to music, I usually insert the iPhone top down into my pocket. The headphone port is in a more convenient location at this point. When I reach into my pocket to take my iPhone out, it will be right side up in my hand. If I'm at my desk listening to music through my earpods, I usually lay my iPhone on my desk so I can easily read things on the screen. Having the headphone port on top always caused the cord to be in the way. Moving the headphone port to the bottom keeps the cord out of the way when the phone sits on my desk. I think it's a good move.
was going to say the exact same thing. I really like the change
 

djwindsor

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Jul 7, 2009
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#15
I don't mind it at all. I guess the people who bought gadgets that utilize the jack may take some time getting used to it. (Square reader or remote infrared device).
 

Lon

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#16
Works great for me. I put my phone in a shallow pocket bottom side up so I can hear the ringer better. Now if I want to use the headset it is much more convenient.