Apple will sell replacement Lighting port to 3.5mm jack adapters for $9 apiece


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.

source: Apple

FEATURED VIDEO

24 Comments

1. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

that's cheap

18. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

$9...plus shipping and handling $30

24. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

That supposed to be free man and u sayin cheap.. And it is way to long/big I expected just length of jack solid and narrow without any cable on it!

2. jonathanbond100110

Posts: 8; Member since: May 20, 2013

anything to make you spend more money

16. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Of course, it's a business. Apple is not supposed to be your friend. At the end of the day, its profit margins stand above all else.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Wow thats are pretty decent price Also good on Apple for including them with the iPhone 7

9. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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.

4. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

$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.

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

watch all the other manufacturers remove headphone jacks. samsung will be first and techie. ordinary. and tedkord will All says Samsung did it first

7. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

uhm. Moto Z?

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Moto Z got the idea from Apple after the rumors leak.

17. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Uh, they had no choice if they wanted to make a phone nearly 5mm thick/thin.

19. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

I thought it was LeTV that did it a couple years ago.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nokia, moto, and others did this on their ancient feature phones

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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?

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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.

21. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

23. fyah_king unregistered

Apple was like the 3rd or 4th to follow, you sheep. Lol

8. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

12. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

"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.

13. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

And I will gladly return the favor and sell Apple one used roll of bath tissue at the same low price. They can use it as a streamer for their next big event. Bon voyage!

22. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The new Lightning Port jack. Apple's solution to a problem no one had.

25. Mels13

Posts: 117; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Hahaha. How those apple bandits make money on sheeps :D:D:D

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.