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post #46 of 399

Hi, 

 

Does anyone know if the lightning connector will allow the iphone/touch to feed USB dacs the way the IPad can with the camera connection kit?

post #47 of 399
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Aesthetically, I have to ask if the changes are really so awe-inspiring - not based on these images, at least IMO.

 

http://www.engadget.com/photos/apples-lightning-port-vs-dock-connector-a-photo-gallery/#5280917

post #48 of 399

Oh well, I`d better buy another used ipod touch 4G as a future proof back up for my fostex hp_p1.

post #49 of 399

The real question is, when will people stop asking for more storage space on their iPhone/iPod touch? As soon as they release one with 128GB capacity, you'll hear people asking for 256GB and 512GB soon after that. Do you really need your entire library with you wherever you go?

post #50 of 399
I doubt I will ever be able to carry my entire library with me. The SDXC specification tops out at 2 Tb.
post #51 of 399
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Originally Posted by dannytang View Post

The real question is, when will people stop asking for more storage space on their iPhone/iPod touch? As soon as they release one with 128GB capacity, you'll hear people asking for 256GB and 512GB soon after that. Do you really need your entire library with you wherever you go?

 

Nope.  And 128 isn't really that unreasonable, I don't see why storage capacity can't double every year or so, for me the bigger head scratcher is why the touch isn't at 128 yet.

post #52 of 399
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Originally Posted by dannytang View Post

The real question is, when will people stop asking for more storage space on their iPhone/iPod touch? As soon as they release one with 128GB capacity, you'll hear people asking for 256GB and 512GB soon after that. Do you really need your entire library with you wherever you go?

"Need" is such an interesting word when applied here. If need really came into the equation this website wouldn't even exist. No no one actually needs that but a lot of people want it (me not included there). Perhaps it would drive the price up so much it would be come unrealistic to put into production or make squillions of dollars out of it?

 

Personally I would love to see a memory expansion slot (that would stop people caring so much about a 128 gb model). But that will never happen. I shouldn't put ideas into their heads though I guess. They will make a proprietary memory expansion slot and call it iMemory. Or iBrain. And the cards themselves will cost .... A Lot.

 

I'm a little annoyed at the new proprietary connector. So long as the DIY plugs are available and I can make my own LODs or USB cables for my CLAS I won't care. Be nice if they just used a mini USB connector.

 

Sorry to sound cynical, but I'm getting old it's my prerogative.

 

The new phone and ipod look nice though :). I like the expanded battery time. Funny I've never really been bothered by in house connectors and cables and things before. Wonder what sparked me up this time?


Edited by Timmyw - 9/12/12 at 6:00pm
post #53 of 399
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

Hopefully I'm just being alarmist and it will all turn out to be a misunderstanding - think of the millions of consumer-grade iPod docks out there which simply wont work with the new iDevices if they have ditched the analog line-out : makes no sense at all to do that. 
makes perfect sense, about 30 usd per dock times a million worth if sense.
Apple knows once you have your consumer in a metaphorical leash anything is possible! As of now they bring the goods, and rest must adopt accordingly! Looks like a lot of new contracts are needed to be signed simply because of the new dock port, apple will be rolling in cash this year!
post #54 of 399

Having opened up my iPhone 4 and 4S a few times for modes, I can tell you that there's really no space on the logicboard for an expansion (micro sd) slot. The new lightning connection will free up some space compared to the 30-pin, but I'm sure we'll see that Apple's already used up that space as soon as iFixit does their teardown.

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post #56 of 399

Hidden in all the iPhone5 hype is the new iPod Nano: Approx. 1.5" X 3" with the new Lightning connector and 16GB. A Lightning to 30 pin adapter cable (approx. 8") is available but is not compatible with iPod Out or video. The new iPod earbuds use the new connector and there is a regular headphone out.

 

IMO if you have accessories (LOD, DAC, amp, etc.) with your current iPod/iPhone, trading up (?) to new model obsoletes all your expensive toys. At least until the aftermarket responds.

post #57 of 399

I see you mentioned the Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo, the "CLAS" as some call it.

 

Do check out my blog on the topic of the Lightning connector at http://cypherlabs.com/blog/post/apple-lighting-what-it-means-for-audiophiles
 

Come see us at RMAF 2012!!

 

Thanks,

 

David Maudlin, CEO

Cypher Labs

post #58 of 399

does that stupid little thing which you can attach a loop is fixed on the back of the touch or you can put it inside the black plate case?

post #59 of 399
It's retractable.
post #60 of 399

Well, it seems one LOD supplier has added their expert opinion.  David Maudlin CEO of ALO has noted in his blog that analog out from the new ipods and iphone is a non-starter.   The good news is that the ALO Solo will be able accept input from the new ipods.

 

Yes, it seems we are again at a crossroads.  For many who are on a budget and cannot afford to go digital from an ipod to a device like the Solo, we may be indeed buying an older ipod like expatinjapan suggest and running it with the antique 30 pin LOD into an amp.

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