The iPhone Xr, Xs, and Xs Max will not include a Lightning to headphone jack adapter

iPhone XS

Apple's iPhone 7 famously shipped without a 3.5mm headphone jack, a design decision that was incredibly controversial at the time. Though Apple categorized the decision as "courageous," many loudly protested that the design was decidedly user-unfriendly and that Apple's obsession with creating increasingly thinner devices had gone one step too far.

While the distress caused by the iPhone 7 design was understandable, the removal of the tried and true headphone jack didn't really do much to impact sales. This was due, in part, to the fact that Apple shipped a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter with every iPhone 7, thus providing users who can't stand Apple's proprietary headphones with an easy way to still use their existing headphones. Now, two years since the iPhone 7 first shipped, Apple will no longer be providing iPhone buyers with a free 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.

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