New iPhones will continue to ship with a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box, according to Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates in a research note distributed today, obtained by MacRumors. The research note contradicts an earlier report claiming Apple would no longer bundle the adapter with a trio of new iPhones in 2017.

“We believe [the adapter] stays this year but goes away at some point, potentially in the 2018 model,” reads the research note. This should be music to the ears of Cirrus Logic, which builds DAC/ADC chips used in the tiny adapter.

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The Cupertino company continues to offer the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter on its website, for as low as $9. By bundling it with iPhone 7 devices, however, Apple’s ensured that those who don’t own a Bluetooth headset can still connect a wired headphones to their iPhone 7 without buying a separate adapter.

As mentioned, Mac Otakara, a fairly reliable Japanese blog, alleged back in February of this year that the upcoming iPhone models won’t ship with a wireless charger, USB-C cable or a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter.

iPhone 8 concept courtesy of 3D artist Martin Hajek for German magazine Computer Bild

Source: MacRumors

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    Y is it necessary everyone should be using wireless in 2017

    • Blip dude

      Because not everyone WANTS to be using wireless in 2017?? It’s not a matter of embracing change, it’s a matter of “why spend extra on Bluetooth earphones when these $10 Panasonic earbuds are enough?”

      The stupid analogy of “if you can afford an iPhone you can afford Bluetooth headphones” needs to stop. Just because one can afford something doesn’t mean he or she should need or want to spend their money on it if it isn’t necessary for him or her.

      I own a pair of wireless headphones, wireless earphones and an old pair of Sony earbuds and I even understand why people don’t want to go wireless, the tech sucks at the moment. I will admit though that Bluetooth 5.0 is promising.

      Another example: Nintendo. If I want to use my Bluetooth headphones or earphones with the Switch or 3DS, well I can’t. I can’t even use lightning earpods for obvious reasons so I have to go with my 3.5mm earbuds, that will also work on my Mac, Android, Surface, iPad, Roku remote, TV. . . See where I’m going with this??? Bluetooth isn’t even 100% universal yet, or at least it appears to be that way. I know it will be the standard eventually, but it’s not quite there yet.

      • ravinigga

        True but they will when other brands start ditching the old jack.
        But again smart from to still include it

      • Rowan09

        You do know Bluetooth headset are just as cheap now? Just like your $10 headset isn’t great neither would a $10 Bluetooth headset. Bluetooth is 100% universal it’s just that Nintendo and other companies limit what devices can connect using Bluetooth.

        When I was training for FDNY having a wired headset was annoying so I went wireless and never turned back. Nevertheless I don’t see a reason to stop packing it with the phone because I’m sure it costs them nothing.

      • Abhinav Chaudhary

        Totally agreeing with Rowand09, Bluetooth earphones are so cheap in 2017 and not just some cheap earphones. I bought mine waterproof Bluetooth 4.0 earphones for 2k. Do you know how comfortable it is to use them while taking a shower. For comparison my iPhone 6s costed me 62k, 48k if I’d asked my relative in USA to get it for me.