Friday, September 9, 2016

The iPhone7's "Lightning Jack" isn't a "happy compromise" for Cam, my favorite cardinal.


As many folks know, this past Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, Apple held an event where they introduced the iPhone7.

According to The Week, "the new iPhone model doing away with the traditional headphone jack, forcing users to either use headphones with a Lightning-friendly cable, or go totally wireless."

The Week goes on to say, "It's exactly those wireless ear buds, however, that (Steve) Jobs might have taken issue with. '"Steve Jobs once argued with me about doing wireless earbuds,'''The Verge's Walt Mossber recalled."

And, evidently, Mossberg also stated, "Apple's new wireless headphones, or "'AirPods,'" which run $159, will indeed be annoying to charge."'Five hours of battery life between charges on the new AirPods won't likely get you through a cross country flight.'''

The Week concludes it's report by stating, "Apple's other co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has also frowned upon the company's decision to make such a change to the new iPhone. “‘If it's missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that's going to tick off a lot of people,”’ Wozniak told the Australian Financial Review in August.The new iPhone will reportedly come with an adapter that will allow traditional earphones to plug into the  new Lightning jack — hopefully a happy compromise for everyone."

The "happy compromise" would not have impressed Cam, who is the cardinal featured in the photograph atop this blog entry. The image was taken by yours truly in my urban (NYC) rooftop garden after I first discovered her ears. The picture is one you may recognize, as I featured it here on Blogger (March 2016), in an entry titled Hearing & Listening. 

In any event, as  many of you know, it was my discovering the way Cam valued her sense of hearing and how she cared for her ears that prompted me to agree to assist in her in writing her first bird book, "Words In Our Beak, Volume One."  


Cam firmly believes that listening to one another's needs, and tending to the needs of our animals and tending to what  grows in our gardens (which we can only do if we listen to them) is the most important thing we can do during our lifetime. And order to honor her values, Cam protects her ears.

 In the book, 'Words In Our Beak, Volume One," Cam has this to say re putting a device in one's ear I "find it hard to understand how certain folks can put buds or earphones in their ears and turn up the volume on a device they are plugged into!” Therefore, I don't think Cam would be very impressed with Apple's "happy compromise," and I can assure you that she won't be getting the iPhone7 (or any device where she needs to put something in her ear in order to optimize its use). Btw, Cam's book is available in Apple's iBook's Store

Moreover, "Words In Our  Beak Volume One," has been reviewed on Goodreads. At this time, I am attempting to help Cam create hard and soft cover versions of her digital book, so please stay tuned for progress on this latest endeavor. 

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