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Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR Won't Ship With Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

Since the headphone jack was removed from the iPhone with the launch of the iPhone 7, Apple has bundled iPhones with a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for customers who continue to have 3.5mm headphones.

With the launch of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, Apple is discontinuing this practice and will not include the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter.


On the "In the Box" section of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR tech specs, no adapter is listed. The three devices will ship with EarPods with Lightning Connector, a Lightning to USB Cable, and a USB Power Adapter.

Apple's new iPhone lineup also marks the discontinuation of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone SE, the last two iPhones that Apple sold with a headphone jack.

None of the headphones in the new lineup, which includes the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, and iPhone 7, have a headphone jack.

Apple is continuing to sell the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter separately for $9.



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1 week ago
On their way to a 2 trillion dollar company!
Rating: 50 Votes
1 week ago
Most greediest company ever. I wish Steve Jobs was still here. :( Apple isn't the same anymore. It was once unique and stood out, but now they're like any other tech companies. Money has taken over as their top priority. Such a shame.
Rating: 42 Votes
1 week ago
That's really courageous. :rolleyes:
Rating: 25 Votes
1 week ago

On their way to a 2 trillion dollar company!

Yep! More greed!
Rating: 25 Votes
1 week ago
So they ship the best phone in the world with the slowest charger in the world. Nice :(.
Rating: 19 Votes
1 week ago
and still no USB C cable? WTF
Rating: 16 Votes
1 week ago
Next year: A charger - Coming this fall. Starting at just 99$
Rating: 14 Votes
1 week ago
I already switched to Samsung/Android, largely because of the headphone jack and everything works great.

Fast charger in the box?


No, sold separately.
Rating: 14 Votes
1 week ago
I got a jack with my 7 Plus. Guess that was too generous. Someone should tell them they could make even MORE money by selling the charger, headphones and documentation separately. In fact, how about a box surcharge?
Rating: 12 Votes
1 week ago
Wow, proprietary headphones. Hello Sony Ericsson phone from 2000. But at least I can hook it up to my 2 year old MacBook since usb-c is the standard by now - oh wait what?
Rating: 11 Votes

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