One of the biggest storylines from the iPhone 7 launch was that, as had been heavily rumored for months, Apple did indeed remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the smartphone lineup.
While some may have hoped that Apple would change their ways moving forward, that does not appear to be the case, with the rumor mill not pointing to a reversal in the upcoming 2017 iPhone lineup. As a result, some might wonder if Apple is still going to include a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone adapter in the box, like it does with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
That adapter means that people who don’t want to use the Lightning EarPods that come in the box can use their 3.5mm-based headphones with the iPhone 7.
As reported by MacRumors, and citing analyst expectations, the 2017 iPhone lineup, which will supposedly include the iPhone 7s, the iPhone 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8, will include the headphone adapter in the box. However, the analyst expects that this won’t always be the case, and the headphone adapter might not be included beginning in 2018.
“We believe it stays this year but goes away at some point, potentially in the 2018 model,” said Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, and his associates, in a research note distributed today.”
There have been rumors that Apple would not be including the headphone adapter in the box with this year’s iPhone launch, so at least there’s a bit of news going in the other direction for people who might not want to buy an adapter.
Do you use the headphone adapter that came in the box with your iPhone 7 (or 7 Plus)?
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