Our “Reaction” to new iPhone 7…
Adam Blair • September 09, 2016 • 6 Comments
We’ve had a lot of emails in from our Friends over the last day or two about the new iPhone 7 not having a 3.5mm headphone socket.
A lot of people have asked what our reaction is.
We’ve been expecting Apple to remove the 3.5mm socket from their latest phones for quite a while now.
The new iPhone will likely come with a converter, so that users will be able to use their favourite headphones they already own.
Alternatively, Apple will sell a converter for around $9.
We’ve also been working with our manufacturing partners in the background on a Lightning to 3.5mm converter in anticipation of this announcement and we expect it to be ready soon, so you will definitely be able to use your PUMPs (or other brand of headphones) with iPhone 7.
We’ve also been refining and perfecting the upcoming PUMP Bluetooth In-Ear model (name announced soon) which we’ve been working on for over a year, and will be our next release.
PUMP Bluetooth In-Ear will work perfectly with iPhone 7, just as with all other Bluetooth enabled devices.
Apple make a lot of claims about their new AirPods, including the statement that they have an “incredible audio experience”.
I have a lot of respect for Apple’s engineering and design (not to mention their marketing!), but I’m a little suspect on this statement personally.
I expect that AirPods will be technically excellent in the same way that an iPhone is, but Apple have never been very good — or seemingly interested — in sound in my opinion.
Regardless, I’ll be fascinated to hear the inevitable reviews of the new AirPods compared with the Bluetooth headphones from their more specialist audio rivals…
Keep it PUMPed!