Your new $1,000+ iPhone won’t come with a headphone dongle in the box

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Enlarge / Hello dongle, my old friend. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple will no longer include a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter with new iPhone purchases.

The removal of the headphone dongle listing on Apple’s iPhone product pages was first spotted by The Verge. A quick look through the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine appears to confirm the change. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The change looks like it will apply to the three new iPhone models launched on Wednesday—the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR—as well as the older iPhone 8 and iPhone 7.

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