Apple will sell replacement Lighting port to 3.5mm jack adapters for $9 apiece
posted by Luis D. / Sep 07, 2016, 4:01 PM
By now, you must have gotten the news that the brand new iPhones don't feature 3.5mm jacks – unlike, you know, almost every smartphone ever. Still, Apple has been kind enough to ease its customers into the radical change by including both Lighting-connected EarPod earphones, as well as a 3.5mm to Lighting port adapter so you can plug in a favorite pair or listen to tunes in the car.
A small accessory by nature, it will be understandable if you eventually lose the adapter, or it simply stops functioning – after all, it's mostly cable, and cables are known for breaking and twisting.
Thankfully, Apple will be selling replacement adapters at the very reasonable price of $9 apiece. The item is already listed on Apple's website, although its specified as currently unavailable. So, there you have it – it's good to know that this accessory that many users might find rather essential won't cost an arm and a leg.
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posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:03 PM 7
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anything to make you spend more money
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:03 PM 4
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Wow thats are pretty decent price Also good on Apple for including them with the iPhone 7
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:04 PM 7
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Yeah, that's actually in line with what other OEMs would charge for replacement adapters. So not only is Apple shipping the adapter with new phones along with bundled lightning Earpods but they aren't fleecing the consumer with this... As much... $5 would have been better but this is a pretty good direction for Apple.
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:34 PM 2
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$10 for 200 million phones is a lot of bonus money. Tim cook you did well. Always getting people to spend money on something that should be free. You lightning earbuds and wireless will still work with a headphone jack.
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:08 PM 10
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watch all the other manufacturers remove headphone jacks. samsung will be first and techie. ordinary. and tedkord will All says Samsung did it first
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:18 PM 1
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uhm. Moto Z?
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:24 PM 7
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There was a Gionee or Elfie or something like that that didn't have one. Rebranded in the US as BLU. That extremely thin one. But that one make sense it didn't have one. The new iPhones don't have one because Apple has no scruples.
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:37 PM 8
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I hope not, heck I do not think Apple is going to get through this unscathed, and that's with the enormous amount of fanatic fans. And that isn't meant as a negative, but a fact. There are a lot of people that will buy an Apple product, because it is an Apple product. But products with more moderate and less fanatic users? I don't think they could get away with it, because minijack has really no downside, there's no real advantage to removing it, you can be wireless/digital and analog via minijack at the same time, why remove one of those options. I'm all for people should use the product they want, but removing a feature seems an odd thing, dual speakers at bottom is going to do what? no way you can hear stereo effect anyway with that short separation?
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:35 PM 0
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Can you show me a post, I've EVER mad where I claim Samsung did something before Apple that wasn't true? I don't care who does what first. Only pathetic little boys like you care about such non-sense. I can't wait to see if PA is going to call that glossy finish which looks spectacular BTW, a fingerprint magnet, or is that only an issue for glass only and not paint. Can't wait to see the PA hypocrisy. Anyways he phones look cool. Looks like the leaks were all right on point. PA posted an article some time ago that both Apple and Samsung were workign on dual cameras. Samsung should be unhappy that now 2 OEM's have released a phone with such and they haven't. Hopefully when Samsung brings it, it brings something unique. 1.8 Aperture is a improvement, but why didnt they do 1/7 or lower? Apple finally goes quadcore. IOS must really be heavy now that they needed to add an extra core But this is confusing because the iPad Air 2 had a Tri-Core CPU, and yet the "pro" model dropped the 3rd core for a tablet with the same resolution as the previous model. So I don't understand Apple's logic. Enjoy your new tech toys. Looking forward to PA battery tests that are convoluted and always wrong. Can't wait to see the cheating camera tests. I would love to see the dual camera pics vs the S6 and S7 so we can see how Apple fits in between. because the S6 had 1.9 cameras, while the S7 has 1.7. So Apple at 1.8 should be close to one or the other. That should make for a interesting fight. I have my money on the S7/Note 7 though. Good luck with your trolling. You idiots should really get a new hobby.
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:54 PM 2
Techie, you're alive!!!! I was so worried after you ordered 3 more note 7s. There was this house that burned down - was hoping it wasn't you. You got 4 ticking bombs in your house - please do be careful. Your blind loyalty to Samsung is very inspiring.
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 8:13 PM 1
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I like to use higher end earbuds with my phones, and listen to high resolution audio sources, all of that would be negated. I am glad at least there's an option for me to listen with them on these new iPhones . On my Sony Z3V, it has the ability to use special noise canceling earbuds all while having a normal headphone check. Some of these noise canceling earbuds are pretty epic
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:33 PM 0
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"So, there you have it – it's good to know that this accessory that many users might find rather essential won't cost an arm and a leg." It's not an essential accessory, it's an unnecessary accessory. Only Apple could remove a technology that already works amazingly well and is universal for something designed to further empty your wallet by telling you it's magical.
posted on Sep 07, 2016, 4:40 PM 3
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