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Posted: September 13, 2018

New iPhones won’t include headphone adapter 

Apple Announces New iPhones, Accessory Changes

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The announcement of three new iPhone models at the Apple Event Wednesday also came with a change in accessories.

The Verge reported that the iPhone headphone dongle that adapted a fast Lightning to 3.5mm audio jack won’t be included in the boxes of the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR.

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The spare dongle originally came in the boxes of the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus. Now, according to The Verge, the iPhone 8 won’t have the adapter either.

Instead, when looking at the comparison of the latest iPhone models, each comes with Apple EarPods Lightning Connector. A listing on the site comparing older iPhone models indicates that only the iPhone 6 line -- 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus and 6 -- and iPhone SE will still be sold with the EarPods with 3.5 mm headphone plug.

According to Business Insider, the change in complimentary accessories was not formally announced by Apple. Customers who still want the adapter can purchase one in-person at various retailers or from the Apple website for $9.


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New iPhones won’t include headphone adapter 

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

New iPhones won’t include headphone adapter 

The iPhone XS, left, and XS Max are displayed side to side during an event to announce new products at Apple headquarters. The new models won't have the 3.5 mm headphone adapter. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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