Although its inclusion was a small gesture, the absence could rub customers the wrong way. After all, a one-time payment for the base model iPhone XS Max is $1,099. You’d think the trillion-dollar company could afford to provide users with an adapter.
Granted, many users who listen via true wireless or traditional wireless earbuds may not care about the omission. If you do happen to have skin in the game and aren’t interested in the best iPhone earbuds, the Apple dongle can be had for $9 from the company website.