Today is Apple Day, which means we’re getting our first glimpse of the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and the iPhone Xr in all their official capacity.
It also means that some dreams are being crushed, unfortunately. If you’ll recall, there were rumors swirling around that with the new iPhones, Apple would be bundling a brand new charger with those handsets, boosting things from the now standard 5W option to an 18W USB-C charger. That was heralded as a positive move for the company, welcoming in faster charging for its new iPhone lineup.
Of course the rumor mill is a finicky beast, and sometimes things don’t pan out. For instance, it turns out that Apple will not actually be bundling an 18W USB-C charger with the new iPhone lineup, and will in fact be sticking with its standard 5W option this year.
In addition to being very expensive, the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr don’t come with a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter. You also get the standard 5W USB adapter instead of a faster charger. #AppleEvent
— Igor Bonifacic (@IgorBonifacic) September 12, 2018
That’s not all, though. But this isn’t a victim of rumors. It turns out that Apple’s efforts to include the 3.5mm headphone jack with new iPhones is coming to an end with this year’s models. Apple dropped the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but included the headphone adapter to make that transition a bit easier. Now, several years later it looks like the company has deemed that long enough to transition away from standard wired headphones.
How do you feel about Apple’s decision with the bundled charger and the lack of the 3.5mm headphone adapter?