Deciding to upgrade to the iPhone 7 is one of the more trickier decisions I've had for a while when it comes to new tech purchases. Whilst I always like to have the best camera I have available the removal of the headphone jack really has me wondering how I'll live with it day in day out.
In my current work situation I quite often listen to music and charge at the same time and as of yet not found a pair of Bluetooth headphones that I really like.
I've been thinking of ways around it
Suck it up and get into Bluetooth
There are lots of options at various price points, I've been using the LG Infinim and have been having mixed fortunes with them. Quality is pretty good but have been experiencing drop outs, something that is more annoying to me than having a dangling cable.
Get a pair of Apple AirPods, I personally get on ok with the standard pair that come with the iPhone but am concerned I'd lose them. My other concern is the lack of options to change the volume. Using SIRI to do this seems like it's going to be a bit of a pain but I'm willing to give them a go.
Get a dock
There are lots of options out there for cheap iPhone docks that contain an AUX connection but for this to work with the iPhone 7 you need to look at the one that Apple sells.
Little did I know but I already had an option in the Apogee ONE. I don't want to be carrying it around with me when I'm out and about but gives me an option when I'm at home.
Wear a battery case
I have been using (and a fan of) the official Apple Battery case. It works well and doesn't add a huge amout of bulk to your iPhone. You can keep it charged and on your phone to cover off making sure you always have some juice.
So after all of this it's fairly obvious that no matter which way I slice it, there will be inconvience. This isn't new and with any major shift (switching to lightning) us early adopters will need to work out the best way to move into the future of the gadget that you love. I would not switch to another platform over this and once you take on board THE HEADPHONE JACK IS NOT COMING BACK to even think about staying on iOS you are going to have to take it on the chin and move on.
So am I getting one?, I really don't know at this point. It's only the second time (didn't get a 5S) that I won't have a new iPhone the day it is launched. I feel like I am missing out on all of the excitement and posts I can write to help others but the rational part of me says that my 6S is perfectly fine and doesn't need me to adapt - argh...
What are you doing?