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How to get the iPhone 7’s biggest feature without needing to upgrade

Updated Sep 7th, 2016 8:47PM EDT
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There’s no need to spend $649 to get all the functionality of Apple’s latest iPhone. Thanks to this clever hack, you can have all the benefits of the iPhone 7 with just a tenth of the wallet hit.

Removing the headphone jack was, without a doubt, the most innovative move from Apple today. Forget the dual-lens camera, the ridiculously fast processor or waterproofing: the best new feature is vanishing the headphone jack. By removing that and replacing it with two expensive Bluetooth earbuds, Apple has forever removed the problem of having to plug in your headphones, listening to music for more than five hours at a time, or being happy.

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To get the same experience without upgrading, just go to the website of Apple Plugs. Their product is a carefully designed 3.5mm headphone port plug. It’s made from the finest aluminum so it will closely match your iPhone, and you can order it in whatever color your handset is in, no clashing required.

Even better, it barely adds any weight. When you consider the extra weight of the headphone cable you’re also ditching, it might even cancel out having to carry around a box of dental floss to charge your headphones.

It even comes with a built-in solution for buyer’s remorse. Because the Apple Plugs are designed to slide seamlessly into your headphone port, they’re also impossible to remove. Once you’ve inserted the plug, there’s no going back. But why would you want to go back? Wires and ports are the past; embrace your Bluetooth, dongle-filled future.

Chris Mills
Chris Mills News Editor

Chris Mills has been a news editor and writer for over 15 years, starting at Future Publishing, Gawker Media, and then BGR. He studied at McGill University in Quebec, Canada.