Yes I have, because it frees up space in the phone for other uses when a phone is meant to be mobile. If my phone has room for things I care about more than a headphone jack, great.
What is the freed up space being used for? You are saying it IS better, not that it may potentially be better. So rather than (again) rambling about the ways it MIGHT be better, state how it is better. I showed how small the actual headphone jack is and as stusser mentioned, other phone manufacturers have managed to waterproof it. How has removing the 3.5mm jack enabled the iphone 7 to be better?
Again, bluetooth headphones sound worse and weigh more. What is the benefit to swapping to bluetooth headphones?
am arguing that if you are concerned about sound quality to the extent that bluetooth is worse than analog (and bluetooth headphones are getting really good), then use a device better suited for it. Otherwise, you are already using added devices such as a high end DAC with your phone while listening in a quiet room. I will wait and see how traditional headphones sound over lightning before I judge.
I can already hear the difference. Why do I need to use a better device? That is completely illogical.
For the average person, who is using his phone in the car, exercising, or in loud places, sound quality is already not the biggest issue. I use bluetooth in my car and some headphones, and both work great for everyday uses. I just don't think it is a big deal unless you have multiple sets of headphones, or you charge and use the jack while using headphones on a regular basis. I completely understand for some people this be a pain in the ass, I just don't think it will be a big deal in the long run for most.
That isn't explaining how it is a positive thing. That's explaining how it isn't that much of a negative thing for some people.
If this helps push bluetooth to get better, I think its a good thing, because for mobile uses, I think bluetooth is superior to cables.
How will it help push bluetooth to get better? How is bluetooth superior to cables?
I have asked both those things multiple times and you keep going off on rambling tangents.
You seem to be start off with the assumption that Apple removing the 3.5mm jack is innovation. How is it innovation? All mobile phones currently offer bluetooth audio & the 3.5mm jack. Apple are removing the 3.5mm jack and offering no new features. How is that innovating? What has Apple invented?