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This is how much you’ll pay each time you lose your iPhone 7 headphone adapter

Published Sep 8th, 2016 6:30PM EDT
iPhone 7 Lightning to 3.5mm Adapter Price
Image: Apple Inc.

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Good news, audiophiles, you’ll be able to use your 3.5mm headphones with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus thanks to an official Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone adapter that comes with each iPhone purchase. The adapter is really easy to use, and isn’t too annoying – you really can’t make it look any better. It’s also really easy to misplace, and you’re probably going to lose one faster than you can explain what a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack does. Thankfully, Apple will be ready to sell one of these babies in its stores, so don’t despair just yet.

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The “Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter” is already listed on Apple’s website and you can buy one for $9. It’s just over what you’d pay for that overpriced coffee you keep drinking, so by Apple standards, it’s a steal.

And yes, you can use it right away with your current iPhone, for practice until the iPhone 7 comes along. “Works with all devices that have a Lightning connector and support iOS 10 or later, including iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone.”

lightning-to-3-5mm-headphone-jack-adapterImage source: Apple

The iPhone 7 will ship with Lightning EarPods in the box, but you’ll need this adapter in case you want to use your more expensive headphones, which probably come with a now-old-fashioned 3.5mm jack.

The AirPods that Apple also unveiled during its iPhone 7 event on Wednesday will ship later this year, and they’ll be completely wireless. At $159, the AirPods are a lot more expensive than the adapter, but the price certainly seems worth it. Replacing lost AirPods will be a huge annoyance for your wallet.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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