Your new $1,000+ iPhone won’t come with a headphone dongle in the box

Found on Ars Technica on Thursday, 13 September 2018
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Apple is still selling the headphone adapter on its website for its usual $9. The newest iPhones range from $749 outright for the entry-level iPhone XR, which comes with an LCD display and less advanced camera system, to $1,449 outright for an iPhone XS Max with 512GB of built-in storage.

Making the headphone adapter a mandatory purchase for those who still wish to use their traditional headphones will likely push those figures up higher: a recent report from Ceros said that the dongle has been one of the two highest-selling Apple products sold at Best Buy since it became available.

A fool and his money are soon parted. If you have enough money to be wasted on Apple products, enjoy getting ripped off. If you don't and buy them anyway, think again about your ridiculous dedication to brands.