Flashback: iPhone 7 Plus added an extra camera, took away the 3.5mm jack

17 October 2020
The 7 Plus set into motion major smartphone design trends that we're still living with today.

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  • 15 Apr 2022

klv12gcn, 19 Oct 2020I agree with you. Even a lot of customers are sheep too,... more"Even a lot of customers are sheep too" i think most people just don't care enough, not necessarily dumb or "sheep" lol

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    • 15 Apr 2022

    pan, 25 Oct 2020said mkbhd... which is not exactly true... xperia 5 ii is ... morestill true tho

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      • 25 Oct 2020

      Anonymous, 19 Oct 2020The main problem of Sony and LG is marketing and distributi... moresaid mkbhd... which is not exactly true...
      xperia 5 ii is not a successor of 1 ii, they cater different niche of already small niche... ha ha...
      never regret getting 1ii even after 5ii announcement... 1iii might be announced on 2021q1, that means i have been using my phone for more than 3 months and i am not chasing chipsets anyway... coming from z5 premium and xz2 compact, i dont see myself upgrading for the next 2-3 years...

        I remember being all-for headphone jacks. Then I got galaxy buds over a year ago and never touched my S9's jack ever again haha

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          • Adul Al Salami Kebab
          • nrX
          • 20 Oct 2020

          Killing jacky was a war crime!!! ;-;

            come on it’s 2020. Bluetooth is far better for all mobile situations. For earbuds the sound quality with AptX or AAC is as just as good as anything wired without using a DAC

              klv12gcn, 19 Oct 2020I agree with you. Even a lot of customers are sheep too,... moreyeah true for LG and Sony but the problem lies somewhere else but being no trend follower.

              LG has very bad reputation with their software both quality and number of updates. I had a LG G2 which had some serious bugs in the OS. Pus their marketing department is a mess. I wanted to buy LG V60 but it is not available in my country while they are marketing a crap device named velvet for 500 bucks.
              Plus LG still dont provide OLED with all their new mid ranger (Q92) while samsung is offering OLED for entry level phones. why would someone spend 400-500 dollars for LCD when they get OLED for the same price? I am not saying that LCD is way worse than OLED but OLED shows eye popping colors that people wants.

              Sony is suffering from no advertisement plus higher price compared to competitors. and sony doesn't have many devices. maybe 3-5 phones a year!!! Look at Xperia 1 II. it might be one of the best flagships of the year, but sony is in no situation to ask $1200 for their flagship.

              IMO, I dont think they listen to the consumers too. these companies needs to research the market and get their strategy fixed otherwise they would keep losing money like they are doing right now.

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                • Anonymous
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                • 19 Oct 2020

                klv12gcn, 19 Oct 2020I agree with you. Even a lot of customers are sheep too,... moreThe main problem of Sony and LG is marketing and distribution
                Sony announced a phone at the beginning of the year which got to the customers after Sony already announced the successor
                Lmao

                  CptPower, 18 Oct 2020Man very funny. Just one example Jabra S60 pro sport. The... moreAre you trolling? I've been using mobile phones with jack for about 10 years and never had a problem with it, and went to the sea abd to the beach and guess what, it is still working, and the majority of people have will agree. Plus it just works, you just plug in you phones and that's it. I don't have to think about charging my earphones every 3-4 hours. And for sure you didn't try some good headphones from Sennheiser or Audio Tehnica. And in the end, it is about freedom of choice, if you don't like it, don't use it, nobody is forcing you and it is not going to bother you at the same time. Some people really like to be slaves...

                    Still better than most 2020 Android phones

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                      • 19 Oct 2020

                      drx, 19 Oct 2020please explain more and tell me how the android oem's ... moreiOS phone clean interface no ads which u find in android. I agree phone hardware good of flagship phone but messed up and I am using iPhone 5s for last 3 years and never hang stuck I don’t know with means hung in iPhone not in android

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                        • 19 Oct 2020

                        Can't believe sone stores still sell iPhone 7 for a full retail price of €500 here.

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                          • 19 Oct 2020

                          Annas, 18 Oct 2020"You can condemn axing the 3.5mm jack if you want to, ... morewhat most people here simply don't understand or don't want to understand is that these companies are not our friends lol, no matter if IOS or Android, they don't want our friendship they want our money and if they could they would charge 3000 dollar for a phone worth 10 dollar and they would charge that ridiculoulus 3000 dollar if they really could.

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                            • 19 Oct 2020

                            Vader, 18 Oct 2020They also forgot to mention the fact that iPhone 7 was the ... moreplease explain more and tell me how the android oem's software to hardware is not seemless, i am interested in your response, it sounds like android oems make bad software or their software is not using the hardware correctly or something like that but some android flagships have more performance, are more fluid and faster, do better in gaming, have longer battery life and better camera so how is that possible?

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                              • Anonymous
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                              • 19 Oct 2020

                              Alan, 19 Oct 2020LOL And now so many Android makers going backwards by justi... morereally?
                              Samsung s20ultra
                              Resolution;1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~511 ppi density)
                              oneplus 8pro:
                              1440 x 3168 pixels (~513 ppi density)
                              note 20ultra
                              1440 x 3088 pixels (~496 ppi density)
                              oppo x2 pro:
                              1440 x 3168 pixels (~513 ppi density)
                              Sony 1 II
                              OLED, 1B colors, HDR BT.2020
                              ResolutioN:1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 ppi density)
                              Iphone 12pro max
                              Resolution :1284 x 2778 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)
                              icrap12
                              Resolution:1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)

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                                • Anonymous
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                                • 19 Oct 2020

                                How the hell is removing the headphone jack is a brilliant move??

                                  Gotta say, nicely written article

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                                    • 19 Oct 2020

                                    Most innovative feature 3d touch 😂 aka long press

                                      "Removing the 3.5mm jack helped things as suck openings are harder to waterproof."

                                      LG and Sony would like to have a word with that. Even Sony realized that removing the 3.5mm jack is not an ideal solution. I have been on the wireless audio bandwagon long enough to realize that I wouldn't embrace it anymore. Give me wired audio all day long tqvm.

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                                        • 19 Oct 2020

                                        Alan, 19 Oct 2020LOL And now so many Android makers going backwards by justi... morewell at least there is a choice... you either get as much as 144hz (even 240hz,) or a 4k display... and because it is not on iphone, it is a gimmick right? lol ka din...