Apple today announced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which both come without a headphone jack. To make up for the lack of a headphone jack, the iPhones will be shipped with a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter and EarPods that feature a Lightning connector.

Apple also plans to sell its Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter and its new Lightning EarPods on a standalone basis for iPhone 7 buyers who want extra accessories.

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The Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter is priced at $9 and while it can't be purchased yet, it will presumably go on sale alongside the iPhone 7.

The EarPods with Lightning Connector are priced at $29, the same price as the EarPods with a 3.5mm Headphone Plug. The Lightning EarPods are also unavailable for purchase at the current time, but should be available alongside the iPhone 7.

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Apple today also announced wireless Bluetooth earbuds called AirPods, which will be sold on a standalone basis starting in October. AirPods will be priced at $159.

Apple plans to begin accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus on Friday, September 9. The two devices will officially launch a week later, on Friday, September 16.

Top Rated Comments

MichaelJohnston Avatar
64 months ago
A reasonably priced Apple dongle? I must be dreaming...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
64 months ago
So would we speculate the DAC & AMP in this retail $9 adapter is as good as the one historically in the iPhone? Or the same? Or not as good?

Not complaining about $9- just trying to guess whether music converting a few inches from where it used to be converted will sound better, the same or worse than it did when the internal "high quality" DAC & AMP were in charge of converting digital to analog.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DotCom2 Avatar
64 months ago
$9?!
Something inexpensive from APPLE?
Who knew ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Return Zero Avatar
64 months ago
Argh! No Y-adaptor so I can charge and listen at the same time?!?

So on a road trip in the car, without bluetooth, I can listen or charge. ???
As long as a Y-adapter will be available from a 3rd party, I'll be happy (hopefully by the time the phone ships, or maybe they already exist?).
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garylapointe Avatar
64 months ago
Argh! No Y-adaptor so I can charge and listen at the same time?!?

So on a road trip in the car, without bluetooth, I can listen or charge.
Keep in mind the phone is my GPS and also draining power that way too.

How about a nice Apple wireless audio to 3.5 adaptor for the car (with microphone)???
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1041958 Avatar
64 months ago
A dirt cheap adaptor for only $9. Along with including both EarPods and an adaptor when you buy your iPhone 7 it looks like Apple is trying to minimize any problems switching.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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