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Apple won't include a headphone jack dongle with its $1,000 iPhone XS

Apple is going the HTCroute and removing the complimentary headphone jack dongle from the new iPhone boxes.

Published onSeptember 12, 2018

Apple dongle iPhoneThe iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max as seen on stage during the Apple Event 2018.
If you want wired listening with the new iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max, then you’ll have to buy the Apple dongle separately.

The newest iPhone iterations, the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max no longer include a complimentary Apple dongle like previous iterations that lacked the headphone jack.

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.

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