Apple Has Officially Killed Off The Rest Of Its iPhone Headphone Jacks
iPhones no longer have headphone jacks and the tiny headphone dongles are now sold separately
With yesterday’s reveal of the new iPhone X smartphones and the move to discontinue the original iPhone X, SE and iPhone 6s, Apple will no longer have phones with headphone jacks. It has also decided exclude the small 3.5 mm jack dongle with the new line of phones, which has came in the smartphone case since the iPhone 7. But for those of you still out there in need of the tiny dongle, don’t fear – Apple will continue to sell them separately. Those dongles are still some of the highest sold Apple products at big box retailers like Best Buy and happen to generate a ton of revenue for the tech company.
The headphones that now come with the new iPhones will come equipped with a lighting connector and will otherwise be useless - they will only be able to be used if you listen to music on your iPhone. But in an era where Bluetooth headphones are the rage and Apple is selling millions of its AirPods, how much longer can the wired headphones really expect to last? Although most wireless headphones sold today will at least get you through the day on a single charge, hopefully there will be some innovations within the coming years to make the USB charge-dependent headphones last so long you’ll eventually forget what a 3.5 mm headphone jack even was.
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