Published On: Thu, Oct 5th, 2017

PSA: Pixel 2 Doesn’t Come with Free Headphones [Google’s Smart Profit-Making Strategy]

Google expelled a Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL progressing today, touting a phones’ highest-rated camera and what not. But let’s take a notation to concentration not on what’s there (for that, we can check out a endless coverage) though what’s indeed missing. Following Apple’s iPhone 7 releases final year, a hunt hulk has also motionless to not usually embankment a headphone jack, though also to deliver wireless earbuds a same approach Apple did.

But that’s okay, right? we meant when Apple done this “courageous” pierce final year, we knew everybody would be eventually following in Apple’s footsteps. But, here’s where things go wrong.

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When a Cupertino tech hulk done this move, it shipped a iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – a dual inclination that will go down in a story as a many hated courageous phones – with both a set of connected earphones and a 3.5mm to USB-C headphone adapter aka a barbarous dongle. Google, however, has opposite plans.

According to a central Google store that lists what will come packaged inside a Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL box, there won’t be any earphones entrance with your handset. While a products do boat with an adapter assisting we to use any comparison earphones with a glossy new Pixels, we will have to chuck in an additional $159 to get your hands on a Pixel Buds.

This radically brings a starting cost of a Google Pixel 2 to $808 adult from $649 and that of a Pixel 2 XL to a whopping $1,008 up from $849 bottom price. Talk about iPhone X price, anyone? Granted, a connected headphones that come giveaway with these phones are no compare in peculiarity with a reward products, though stealing a choice totally is set to provoke many users.

Want to hear even more? Replacement Pixel 2 USB-C headphone dongles cost $20

During a whole keynote, we were left wondering what is Google going to deliver to face a arriving iPhone X that is apparently going to make some good increase for a Cupertino iPhone maker. But, there were no gimmicks. The prices were kept as expected, there was no new radical handset, there was nothing…

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But, nothing of us saw Google indeed perplexing to make some-more increase by creation us buy a Pixel Buds, that stays a choice when it comes to Apple’s AirPods as a association continues to boat a iPhones with giveaway connected earphones.

With today’s releases, Google is also perfectionist some-more than Apple for a headphone dongle. The Pixel 2 does boat with a giveaway adapter that comes in a box, though if we need some-more to have one in your home and another in your automobile and might be a third in a office, get prepared to bombard out some-more money. Unlike Apple’s pricing this adapter for $9, Google charges we $20 for deputy dongles.

Removing a headphone jack is distinct during this point, though stealing giveaway connected earphones that we have come to design as a part of a handset is only plain cruel! One thing is clear, together Apple and Google have done certain this year to have their userbase get practiced to aloft tech expenses, either it’s with a overpriced iPhone X or a dismissal of giveaway connected headphones.

– We are still anticipating that this is an blunder in a store inventory (although we haven’t speckled images of a connected earphones anywhere); we will refurbish this space when any such change happens. 


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