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New iPhones will no longer have the Lightning-to-jack adapter included in the box

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New iPhones will no longer have the Lightning-to-jack adapter included in the box
A couple of years ago, Apple declared war on the 3.5 mm headphone jack. An outdated connector, the company said, which only holds us back from the digital, wireless future. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus of 2016 were released with absolutely no headphone jack on board, which angered quite a lot of people. Now, Apple did make a Lightning-to-jack adapter dongle, which was included in the box with each new phone. And, if you wanted to add some more of those to your collection, making sure you always had one handy — the Apple Store sells them for $9 apiece.

So, it's an outdated connector, but we'll still sell it for $9.

Now, since the new iPhones were announced yesterday some were knocked off the roster — that's the way the cookie crumbles. Right now, the Apple Store has the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS. The iPhone 6s — the last model to have the 3.5 mm headphone jack — is dead and gone.

Driving the point home even further, Apple has decided to stop including the Lightning-to-jack dongle with its new iPhones. And no, not just the new models that were just announced — any new iPhone you go to buy from the Apple Store. This includes the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.

But still, if you insist on using this archaic connector with a pair of dusty old wired headphones (you can probably find them in a museum) — you can still buy a dongle for $9 from the Apple Store. Those haven't been discontinued.


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